Tiso Glasgow

GOE Staff Take on Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Trails

You would think that working in a bike shop would make you a competent cyclist. Most people probably expect you to ride like Cancellara on the road and Steve Peat off it. This is however not always the case. We […]

How waterproof is Active Shell? Let’s go to Skye!

With all the stories of how wet Skye is, one rainy day out of seven turned out to be a really good result! I had no complaints anyway. The trip to this Scottish island also gave me the chance to […]

First winter hills outing takes in two Munros

Graeme Scott, of Tiso Glasgow, takes Mike, his Antipodean colleague, on his first ever Scottish winter hills outing to the summit of the Munro Ben Lawers (summit 3882ft).  The forecast for the day was an 80% chance of clear skies but it […]

Extreme conditions on Ben Wyvis

Ben Wyvis (12th Jan 2012) “A vast characterless, sprawling massif which may well discourage anything but the briefest visit.” -Irving Butterfield, The High Mountains of Britain and Ireland View Larger Map With a forecast of 55mph gusts, brief showers and […]

Switzerland bouldering trip 2011

Beautiful autumnal forest + many boulders = fun in my book. So at the end of October 2011,  it was time to head off to the continent with a select group of climbing buddies to sample the granite bouldering delights of Ticino, […]

Inov8 trail shoes

Walking in the mountains during the summer would conventionally call for a good pair of lightweight walking boots. These support the ankle and are well suited to walking on rough paths. However, over the last few years I have found […]