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Rowing From San Fran to Hawaii: Jane Leonard's Story

Posted by Mat on 05-Oct-2021 10:49:38

Jane tells us about her personal experience on the Great Pacific Race

Jane Leonard, one of the women from Girls Who Dare, recently undertook The Great Pacific Race which is rowing from San Francisco to Hawaii. 

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Topics: Champion, Outdoor

Chat with DBKs Maarten & Mikkie B

Posted by Mat on 27-Jul-2021 10:39:20

Maarten & Mikkie B tell us about their misadventures and how to stay motivated

We catch up with a couple of our older champions, long overdue! And learn more about their back story, how they stay motivated and their advice for anyone wanting to get out there and have some bush craft adventures and even start a YouTube channel.

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Topics: Champion, Outdoor

Rob Small, one of the toughest men you've never heard of

Posted by Hamish on 28-Jun-2021 14:28:26

Rob Small, adventurer, burn survivor

So today, we got the chance to sit down with Rob Small, a keen adventurer and severe burn survivor, though that's not what Rob likes to refer to himself as.

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Topics: Champion, Outdoor

Andy Elliott Wildfire expert tells us about WildfireTaC & why he chooses Armadillo Merino®

Posted by Hamish on 03-Dec-2020 11:50:09

Andy, tell us a bit about yourself 

My local Government career started in 1984 as a Countryside Ranger where I worked all over Dorset on a wide range of countryside access and conservation projects. I was then seconded into the Geographical Information Systems team and left Local Government as the GIS Manager in 2018.

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Topics: Fire Service, Champion

Richard Browning - Gravity Industries

Posted by Hamish on 03-Jun-2019 06:42:00

Richard, tell us a bit about yourself and how you have got to where you are with Gravity.

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Topics: Insider, Design, Champion

5 comfort reasons to wear Armadillo Merino® this summer.

Posted by Hamish on 01-Jun-2018 07:26:00

People usually think merino wool for winter, but it also works great in summer.

1. Breathable: The wool fibre is special and has the ability to move moisture in the vapour form. When you sweat, you sweat in the vapour form. The merino wool absorbs the vapour, and then passes it to the outside. The merino wool fibre can also absorb up to 30% of it's weight in moisture vapour, leaving your skin feeling dryer, and more comfortable. This is why a lightweight wool t-shirt feels great on a hot summers day. 

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Topics: Insider, Military, Search and Rescue, Fire Service, Champion, Police, Bushcraft, Outdoor, Merino Wool Knowledge

Ski Touring in Iceland with Euan Whittaker from ClimbNow

Posted by Hamish on 31-May-2018 06:50:00

This weeks blog post is from Euan Whittaker, from ClimbNow, and his recent ski touring trip to Iceland.


The Troll Peninsula is located in the North of Iceland between the fjord of Skagafjordur and the fjord of Eyjafjordur. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty with glaciers, deep valleys and hundreds of mountain tops culminating in its highest peak, Kerlingarfjoll, 1538 metres. The area is a paradise for ski touring and ski mountaineering and a must for all those interested in these sports.

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Topics: Champion, Outdoor

Borne Arctic Challenge 2018

Posted by Hamish on 03-May-2018 09:58:37

Armadillo Merino® is proud to support the Borne Arctic Challenge. Everyday, premature babies face the ultimate struggle for survival in their fight for life.  This April, a courageous team of Borne supporters set themselves an extreme challenge: to walk to the North Pole and raise £750,000 for new research into the causes of preterm birth.  They accomplished this goal and challenged themselves to the extreme to achieve this.

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Topics: Search and Rescue, Champion, Outdoor

Norway 75 - Commando Spirit

Posted by Hamish on 03-Apr-2018 17:30:00

Norway 75 - Commando Spirit is an expedition that will traverse the length of Norwegian by sea and land to celebrate and retell the Commando raids from WWII. We are proud to support the team as they embark on this expedition and they will be wearing Armadillo Merino® next-to-skin to protect them from the elements.

Below is from an interview with Tim, the team leader.

Norway 75 Commando Spirit – what is it?

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Topics: Military, Champion, Outdoor

Bex Sims - Firefighter and Clipper Sailor

Posted by Hamish on 05-Feb-2018 11:46:00

Growing up, Bex Sims never dreamed of being a Firefighter, nor sailing across the Pacific and through one she will achieve the other. Now a professional Firefighter, Bex enjoys a challenge, and living life to the fullest, and her energy and passion for life is an inspiration for others.

Bex, tell us a little about yourself, and what you are doing now, and what you are going to do next year?

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Topics: Fire Service, Champion, Outdoor

Roddy Riddle - Extreme Endurance Athlete

Posted by Hamish on 17-Jan-2018 13:22:00

Introducing our latest Champion, Roddy Riddle. Roddy is an inspiration, and has a great story to tell as well as he has completed some of the hardest endurance events in the world while and suffers from type 1 diabetes. Roddy's Champion profile is longer than usual as he has a unique story, and I wanted to capture this. Thanks Hamish

Tell us about yourself, Roddy, what do you do now?  What’s your day job?

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Topics: Search and Rescue, Champion, Outdoor

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