Tested Tough at Ski Dubai – 11 Nov 2017

In partnership with Outdoor UAE, these young energetics put their toughness to the test at Ski Dubai with intense snow climbing and team activities. The day ended with a beginner training on learning how to Ski and a walk through the Penguin Encounter at Ski Dubai.

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Columbia Adventure Academy: The World is my Playground

We meet Josefina Fontana traveling the world to find amazing places and outdoor fun The UAE is a place where you find people from all trades and backgrounds but certainly, it is also the place in the world where you can find the highest percentage of cabin crew compared to the total populations with so many airports and airlines in close proximity. If you are young and an adventurer there is no better job than working as cabin crew which…

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An interview with the UAE’s toughest Outdoor Photographer

We met Mohammed earlier this year in his hometown Dubai and we talked with him about his passion for the Great Outdoors and his love of capturing it on film with his camera. He told us that he had just completed the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii to visit the birthplace of his favourite photo subject, “Mountains.” Mohammed as the UAE’s toughest Outdoor Photographer was supported on this trip by Columbia sportswear with their latest apparel and footwear. Who…

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Columbia Sportswear Review: Some Pro Tips to Trail Running in UAE

I am an avid trail runner and a fixture on the UAE ultra running scene. My wife, Olya, is a road marathoner who enjoys running the trails with me on weekends for fun. Trail running in UAE is a great adventure, but not for the inexperienced and unprepared. Less than a two hour drive from the concrete landscape of Dubai, most people know about sand dunes, but few people know about some of the toughest rocky and hilly trails around.…

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Adventure Academy Launch – 8 April 2017

Columbia Sportswear Middle East launched the Adventure Academy on 8 April 2017 to rally up the Outdoorers in the UAE. In partnership with Adventure HQ & aventura Parks, 30 enthusiastic outdoor junkies went through a day of learning key skills to survival, team communications, first aid, conquering your fears, preserving water outdoors and many more.   View the pictures here and Join Us at our next events to be a part!

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It’s the climb

“My name is Raha Moharrak and I’m the first but hopefully not the last Saudi woman to climb Mt Everest…” This month Daniel and I were honoured to be able to interview the up and coming climber from Saudi Arabia, Raha Moharrak, who is also a professional athlete, sponsored by Columbia Clothing. As a climber and mountaineer myself, listening to her answers inspired me, and I hope reading this interview will have the same effect on you. Sometimes we are lucky…

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Mohammed Ahmed Ahli: Columbia’s Toughest Photographer

There’s something about Mohammed Ahmed Ahli’s incredible photography that makes you want to immediately book a trip to a remote location. His stunning landscape images leave one breathless and capture the essence and climate of a place so eloquently that you almost feel as if you are there.     Based in Dubai but clearly somebody who travels frequently, Mohammed’s pictures demonstrate the sheer beauty and power of nature in a wealth of outdoor locations all around the globe. His…

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Tried & Tested: Trail Running with Columbia

In the past couple of years running has become more popular in the UAE, both in terms of the numbers of people running and the amount of events and running tracks on which to run. Trail running as a form of running is following this trend, with established runners getting to know trail running is and where it can be done. Columbia Peak Freak Trail running involves running on hiking trails instead of running tracks and paved roads. This means…

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Fadi Hachicho tells us how Columbia have made him ‘Tested Tough’

Fadi Hachicho’s story is one that many of us dream about, but few of us are brave enough to make the change from dream to reality. The Columbia brand ambassador was bold enough to turn his passion into a way of life, and is now lucky enough to be working in the great outdoors, with support from his partnership with global super-brand, Columbia, as his full time job.   Fadi began as an adventure blogger before requests from friends gave him the…

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