Matt Ray riding in the Alps with Mont Blanc in the background

My Alpine Bike Adventure

Les Gets in the French Alps is the perfect launch pad for a long-distance road bike adventure. I teamed up with top outdoor photographer Christopher Lanaway for a Cycling Plus, Big Ride 100km loop that took in the Col de La Ramaz at 1,619m, with its astonishing views of Mont Blanc...

Climb The North Face Of Ben Nevis

When I set out to fulfil a life goal and climb the North Face of Ben Nevis – Britain's highest mountain – for Men's Fitness, I had to battle the elements to photograph the adventure. I also got a crash course in fast 'n' light mountaineering, and learnt some valuable lessons about trusting your own abilities...

Burton Custom X Flying V Snowboard Review

The Burton Custom is a design classic, which struts everywhere on the mountain with deserved confidence – this X Flying V version adds carbon in the right places for a snappier ride while the profile adds some float. Here's what I made of it on a trip to St Johann, Austria...
Stargazing on La Palma viewing a moonset

Stargazing On La Palma​

You might think that staring up into the night sky isn’t very adventurous. And yet, when you combine an unobstructed view of the milky way in full arc-of-heaven mode, with trekking high-altitude volcanic peaks, things soon start to feel pretty ‘out there’.
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