At a recent bouldering competition, Vicky Wilson watched a male climber nonchalantly jump onto the women's boulders, before the medals had even been awarded. It got her thinking about gender stereotypes and abundance in climbing.
The outdoor industry relies heavily on fossil fuels. But this fact is usually hidden behind the marketing speak of nature-loving brands and our continued belief in endless, abundant adventure. Em Hartova argues that we should be agitating for change.
In spring and summer 2020, as lockdown stifled human life, wildlife filmmaker James Aldred found himself alone in a New Forest hide filming nesting goshawks. Goshawk Summer recounts those strange, wondrous weeks watching the natural world unfurl into the space vacated human activity. We asked him about that time, at once teeming and devoid of life.
When Eloise Stark moved to Paris, she found a home amidst the opulence of Saint-Germain-des-Près. Hidden away, that is, in the servants’ quarters of her aloof bourgeois neighbours.