New Scottish Mixed Masters climbing event

Climbers are being encouraged to sign up for the Scottish Mixed Masters event taking place on November 1 at the Ice factor, Kinlochleven. The dry tooling competition is for all abilities and ages and is set to be bigger and better this year after the Ice Factor team took over the organisation. Last year the event was known as the Festival of Ice. What is dry tooling? Dry tooling sees climbers utilising their winter ice climbing tools, including ice axes, […]

What is cable wakeboarding?

Most people will have heard of water skiing and also wakeboarding, which is like water skiing but with two feet attached to a single board. Now one of the fastest growing watersports is cable wakeboarding. Cable wakeboarding utilises an overhead cable to pull riders over the surface of the lake (instead of being puled along by a speed boat) with a feel similar to surfing or snowboarding. The cable is controlled from the shore and offers a range of speeds […]

Ben Nevis reveals new secrets

A ground-breaking study by scientists and mountaineers of the remote North Force of Ben Nevis has already unveiled some exciting discoveries. The team have made an important geological finding that will change the scientific understanding of how the North Face was formed. With the support of SNH, they have also identified several new locations for nationally rare and scarce plant species, such as Highland Saxifrage, Tufted Saxifrage and Wavy Meadow Grass. Cathy Mayne, of SNH, said: “The survey [so far] […]

Scottish runner claims 3100-mile record

An ultra distance runner, who (ironically) lives on one of Scotland’s smallest islands, has run into the record books after finishing a 3,100 mile race. Sixty-year-old William Sichel, of Sanday, Orkney, ran for more than 50 days – and through most of the summer – to complete the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race. He is the first ever Scot to finish the event – and also the first runner aged over 60. Rather than stop there, Sichel then ran on for […]

Dr Andrew Murray ‘pleased, tired, wet and relieved’ after Big 10

Top distance runner Dr Andrew Murray, also known as the Scottish Government’s promoter of physical activity for health, described the challenges of running 10 of Scotland’s highest mountain in just one day as ‘uncomfortable yet hugely rewarding’. Running with fellow Scot Donnie Campbell, 29, the pair ticked off Ben Lawers, followed by a drive to the Nevis Range where they completed Aonach Mor, Aonach Beag, Carn Mhor Dearg and the UK’s biggest mountain Ben Nevis. Another drive to the Cairngorms, […]

Edinburgh ‘Three Peaks’ gets a walking partner

Edinburgh ‘Three Peaks’ gets a walking partner   Tiso Edinburgh, the outdoor clothing specialist, has opened its doors to embrace the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.   Tiso, headed by Store Manager Angela Scott, are supporting the production of The Three Peaks with in store promotions for their performances running from the 11th-16th August.   Scott, commented; ‘We’re very excited to be able to support a production that reflects our team’s passions and is obviously so relevant to our business. We’re really […]


BERGANS OF NORWAY AND THE POLAR ACADEMY INSPIRATION THROUGH EXPLORATION Leading outdoor and ski brand Bergans of Norway has partnered with Craig Mathieson, named Scotland’s first explorer in residence by the RSGS (The Royal Scottish Geographical Society), and leader of the first Scottish expedition to reach the South Pole, to support his new venture The Polar Academy which inspires young people by taking them on Arctic expeditions. The Polar Academy developed and managed by Craig, who is described by the […]

Ocean film festival arrives in Scotland

A new film festival comes to Scotland this September courtesy of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Playing to audiences in Edinburgh and Inverness,International Ocean Film Festival will reveal a host of enthralling water-themed films. The festival, which originates in Australia, will feature a selection of the world’s most captivating ocean-themed short films and will be shown in total in 17 towns and cities across the UK. The International Ocean Film Festival showcases more than two hours of footage taken above and below the water’s […]

Tiso Staff Make A Splash in Aberfeldy

It was an early start to the day, but it was SO worth it. New experiences are always fun, especially when you share them with good friends. I had never been kayaking before but I have always wanted to try it. We headed up to Aberfeldy to go to Loch Tay. Instead of bringing our own kayaks, we hired them from the boat hire, which was extremely easy to do and the prices to hire were great. After we had […]

Bergans of Norway Vikke technical jacket

Merino wool, as so many outdoors people know, is a superb choice for a wide range of activities. Baselayers, socks and jackets made of Merino wool are a great way to stay warm, dry and non-whiffy (!) while enjoying a walk, bike ride, ski or mountaineering outing. Now Bergans of Norway have launched a new technical jacket that is made of 100% Merino wool. The technical Vikke Lady jacket has been designed to fit women beautifully. It also boasts lots […]