Maverick adventure magazine 10

Welcome to the Maverick adventure magazine. A regular digital publication with news, events and videos for outdoor enthusiasts.

News from the great outdoors

Ice Climbing Niagra Falls

Will Gadd is an incredible ice climber, last week we shared a view of him climbing Canada’s Helmcken Falls, this week it’s Niagra Falls!

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Edinburgh Mountain Festival

Karun Wins People’s Choice Award at Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2015. It’s a film of two adventurers following Iran’s longest river, the Karun.

Outdoor Events 

It’s the Telegraph Outdoor Show this week in the Excel, London. The UK’s largest exhibition for adventurous people covering travelling, photography, climbing and watersports.

The London Bike Show runs at the same time – it’s the UK’s largest show attracting 50,000+ visitors each year.

Fort William Mountain Festival 18 – 22 February

The festival has a packed programme including Paddling, Cycling and Climbing events. The European Outdoor Film Tour and Best of Banff are two of the highlights held in the Nevis Center

Inspiring adventures

Chris Bonnington turned 80 last year, to celebrate he climbed the Old Man of Hoy with Leo Houlding.

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Iceland

The incomparable Iceland is high on my bucket list with its dramatic landscape and natural wonders it’s a fantastic country to explore.

The Visit Iceland is a great resource for planning adventures and has details of the three national parks Vatnajökull , Þingvellir and Snæfellsjökul

The flight time is 3 hours 20 mins, so its’s much closer than you might think

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Mountain bike action Videos 

UCI Mountain Bike World cup compilation

So this is what it feels like to ride a mountain bike  down a world cup track – with a brilliant (adult) commentary

MTB downhill is a relatively new sport and reminds me of the Isle of Man TT, fast and unforgiving. This is the winning run from Marcelo Gutierrez

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Gear

Garmin epix™

Garmin epix gps watch

Garmin have just introduced the epix,  a rugged GPS mapping watch

Check out the reviews from Gear Institute and  DC Rainmaker


Smartphone apps

There are a plethora of smartphones apps, so which one is the best? bikeradar, Cycling Weekly and road.cc have reviewed the best apps around

 

Apple action camera

Apple have recently been granted a series of patents for a remote controlled action camera. Apple have a track record of turning up to a party late and dominating the event – this is going to be an interesting battle between Apple and GoPro


 

Quote of the week

To Travel is to Live.        Hans Christian Andersen


 

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