The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
This year’s big show in London is the The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show which will take place at ExCel from 13-16 February.
If you’ve never been to one of these shows you will probably be a bit blown away. The last one I attended was an amazing learning experience in that I got to talk with representatives selling gear from all over the world and got a good chance to take a look at some of the latest kit to hit the shelves.
This year’s looks like it will be no exception with sections for climbers, adventure travel, bikers and photographers. Just a few of the highlights this year will include:
- A Climb & Adventure zone with have-a-go attractions including the multi-faceted Climbing Village with walls suitable for all abilities, beginner tuition and master classes courtesy of DMM
- The Free Drop Experience is new for 2014 and allows visitors to feel the thrill of free fall by jumping from a 5m tall platform into a huge airbag!
- The Outdoor Photography Photo Box hosts talks from Britain’s best photographers on everything from wildlife and landscape photography to capturing that killer action shot.
- An Outdoors Store which will be run in partnership with Blacks to provide visitors with a real in-store experience at the show. A great range of clothing, footwear, gear and equipment will be available from top brands such as Jack Wolfskin, The North Face, Berghaus, Scarpa and Osprey.
- The World’s longest indoor zip wire at a 160m long. Plus, there will be two lines so adventurous visitors can race each other!
- On the Water zone focuses on providing visitors with all the information, advice and technique tips they need to safely and comfortably get active on the water whether it is sailing or kayaking.
You can get more details about the show by clicking here: