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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Night Crab Hunting in the Mangroves – 25 Nov 2017

If you ask Dubai residents most have been to the desert or the mountains but the very few have been to the mangroves or don’t even know what amazing landscape and marine life you can find there. We took 10 explorers on a day and night trip for a unique crab hunting experience where the winner caught a whopping 16 crabs!

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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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