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With 2020 being the year that it is, Kendal Mountain Festival did an incredible job of adapting to change and putting together an incredible virtual event! As well as all the awesome films and presentations, there were also some very cool activities taking place outside the recording studio. Earlier on in the festival we had … Read more

Paddler’s Shoulders

Paddler’s Shoulders The Rotator Cuff When is it time to get off the water? As some of you will already know, I recently sustained a pretty substantial shoulder injury which ended up requiring extensive surgery. Subsequently I’ve been asked to write a piece on my experience with shoulder injuries, in particular the rotator cuff and … Read more

Behind the scenes

Sal kayaker

What are our brands doing behind the scenes? It’s taken us a while but the reality of climate change and our environmental impact is finally hitting home and the need to change our ways is greater than ever. Although I still have a lot to learn, I am starting to think more about what I … Read more


Manufacturing kayaks for over fifty years, Pyranha have made some big changes to become one of the industry’s leaders in energy efficiency. A recent move to a new factory has lead to a 25% reduction in gas usage, meaning that they are now the most progressive rotomoulders out there. These guys have been re-granulating and … Read more

Categories Eco

Peak UK

What is this kayaking company doing for our environment? Award-winning for on-going attempts to reduce their environmental footprint and to increase awareness of current challenges, Peak UK are constantly striving for improvement and development. The Peak UK headquarters in Darley Dale, has also seen changes such as new energy-efficient LED lighting throughout all offices and … Read more

Categories Eco


What is this outdoor lifestyle brand doing for our environment? This year Dewerstone have been committed to becoming more eco-friendly, working hard to reduce their impact and generously giving back to support environmental projects all over the world. Earlier this year Dewerstone joined the ‘1% for the Planet’ initiative, pledging to donate 1% of annual … Read more

My Climate Change Pledges

Pledging to change As many of you will know, I am trying to become more conscious of my choices and actions over the next year. Although I generally try to only buy products that I actually need and keep waste as minimal as possible, I do travel A LOT. Hence I want to make some … Read more

Solo Travel Cheats

Travelling on your own can be refreshing, exciting and awesome for the soul, but it can also be challenging, scary and a bit lonely sometimes. These things shouldn’t stop you from going for it and booking that trip though. Instead, we need to work out methods to minimise the low times and how to work … Read more