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First Aid in the Wilderness, Its as easy as A B C D E

Living in the UAE, affords us easy access to all kinds of incred-  ible outdoor activities. Be it off-  roading, trekking, diving, mountain  biking, kayaking, surfing, desert  camping there is something for  everyone. With the pleasure, occasionally comes the  pain of injury which I am sure many of you  will have experienced. One of challenges with outdoor sports  is they are often undertaken in a ‘Wilder-ness’ type environment. Wilderness can be  defined as a remote geographical location  more than an…

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Top 5 tips for choosing the right backpack and the best practice for better climbing

1. Know your needs. Packs are essentially divided into day packs and full sized backpacks for multiple days in the backcountry. Day packs are used when you need to carry the minimum and you are out for few hours to enjoy the outdoors. Backpacks are used when venturing for several days and you need to carry your own camping gear, nutrition and emergency kit. 2. Before buying a full sized pack decide what capacity is right for you. Day packs…

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10 Outdoor Essentials for Outdoor Activities

Certain gear deserves space in every pack. A climber may not need every item on every trip, but essential gear can be a lifesaver in an emergency. When venturing into the outdoors, plan for the worse and always be prepared. The best known list that is essential to any outdoor trip is know as The 10 essentials. The point of the 10 essentials list has always been to help answer two basic questions: First, can you respond positively to an…

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Tested Tough in Mount Elbrus

Published By Outdoor UAE from: http://outdooruae.com/outdoor-activity/tested-tough-mount-elbrus/ “I don’t have a name, I just have a dream, and my dream is not about achieving something, but about doing something which makes me happy; makes me feel connected to the universe and that ensures I live my life fully.”  Climbing Mount Elbrus was always a goal of mine as is a part of my life dream to climb the seven summits of the world. Having recently completed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Everest…

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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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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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