Justifying Blisters: Why do Hikers Hike?

72 hours prior to writing this sentence I was nursing blisters after a long day of hiking. I was also listening to a group of badgers snuffle around in the dark, praying they wouldn’t blindly stumble onto my face. I miss those badgers. This is a brief exploration of why hikers put up with blisters and badgers. Why do hikers hike?

Neil Gresham: Norwegian Ice Climbing

Professional climber, and #ospreyathlete, Neil Gresham recently travelled to Norway to put the Mutant 38 through its paces in a challenging ice climb excursion.

An Interview with Dan Milner

Dan Milner is a professional adventure photographer and mountain biker. Shooting mountain biking stories has taken him to some of the world’s most unlikely places, from Ethiopia to Afghanistan. We asked Dan for some insights into his epic career.

A Tribute to Xaver Mayr

It was with deep sadness that we learnt of Osprey Athlete Xaver Mayr’s death in January. We now look to Xari’s life, his passions and achievements, to celebrate this brilliant young man.

An Interview with Nelson Mochilero

We caught up with Blogger, Youtuber and Adventurer Nelson Mochilero. He told us about his passion for exploration, content creation and backpacks.

Mollie Hughes, Reaching for New Heights

Mollie Hughes, Osprey Ambassador, is a 26-year-old British climber who aims to become the youngest Briton, the youngest European woman and the first English woman to summit Everest from both North and South sides.

An Interview with Christof Nettekoven

We caught up with Christof Nettekoven, expedition climber. He talked about his passion for not only classic alpinism but also the rich cultural experiences that can be found on an expedition.

Shamida Ethiopia

Shamida Ethiopia is the dream of two women to create a loving protective environment for vulnerable destitute babies, children and women in Ethiopia. Their mission is to contribute towards the holistic development and self-sufficiency of women and children in difficult destitute circumstances.

An Interview with Anne Wangler

We caught up with Anne Wangler; Free skier, nature lover and self-proclaimed travel addict. She talks about how she first entered the skiing world and how skiing, travel and the outdoor is a way of life. Oh and some great music recommendations too!