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The North Face Mens Nuptse 2 Vest Review

The North Face Nuptse 2 Vest is advertised as a stylish, durable down vest, providing warmth without unnecessary bulk, and looks as good on the high street as it does on the hill. 759 more words


Vango Venom 225 Down Sleeping Bag Review

The Vango Venom 225 down sleeping bag is a 2-3 season, mummy shaped bag, weighing just 750 grams. Ideal for those summer trekking trips, so how did it perform? 677 more words


Palm Descender Boots Review

The Palm Descender boot is a high performance three-quarter watershoe with 4 mm thermofibre lined neoprene, versatile stabilising strap system and new Palm Diamond Traction sole. 424 more words


Concert review: Missy Higgins far from being out of the spotlight

A ukulele ditty of Slim Dusty’s The Biggest Disappointment started off an intimate night in what would be normally viewed as an unintimate venue. But the Darwin Convention Centre stage held up for Missy Higgins, the songstress happy with her ‘sidies’ crowd and doing her best to please. 228 more words


Cicerone Pocket First Aid and Wilderness Medicine Review

This longstanding and highly acclaimed book, now in its 11th edition, should be required reading for anyone venturing into remote areas.
Wilderness travel involves a degree of risk. 551 more words


Ben Howard's new LP targets the purist punters

A couple of Brit Awards, a Glastonbury performance on the Pyramid Stage and a debut album raved about by fans and peers. Life is pretty sweet for Ben Howard and the singer has just released his long-awaited second album… 274 more words


Northern Soul - the film

“I’ve never seen so many weak bladders,” said my partner, as yet another silhouette shuffled out, blocking the screen during Northern Soul – the film. “It’s because everyone here is of ‘a certain age'”, I replied. 467 more words