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 In this winter edition of The School of Outdoor Life, our ambassador Collette True reveals how to conquer one of the toughest races in the world. Plus... we share a hearty recipe for mushroom risotto, and guide you through the latest products for that winter alpine adventure. Keep scrolling to find out more...
Colette True


Race to the Finish 


Colette True is a stay at home mother of 4 boys with a big difference. Between juggling school transport, household chores and the demands of raising a family, she is a professional long distance trail runner, competing in gruelling and exotic locations around the world. Learn how she does it in her story


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Mushroom Risotto


Mushroom Risotto


Warm up this winter with this hearty Mushroom Risotto. Full of all the good things you need on a cold winters night, this recipe will not disappoint. 


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Double Fisherman's Knot


Double Fisherman's Knot


Hailed as one of the seven need-to-know climbing knots, the double fisherman’s knot is ideal for joining ropes on that long alpine ascent. Being a reliable safe knot is one thing, but don’t leave this guy done up too long or those ropes are never coming apart.

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GORE-TEX® Gloves


GORE-TEX gloves are built for winter, but to make them last a lifetime of winters we recommend applying a topical water repellency restorative (DWR treatment) to the fabric. 


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GORE® Cover membrane


GORE® Cover membrane is used in over 150 facilities around the world to compost food, yard waste and organic matter.

There’s a lot of science behind it but if you want to produce high quality compost quickly, check out the article here.