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Jack Clayton

Jack Clayton

Joining Mpora as an Associate Editor in 2015, Jack has been the title's Editor since November 2018. He likes getting outside, going for big walks, regularly revising the highest mountains in the world in case they come up in a Zoom quiz, doing the whole #microadventure thing in the green areas that surround London, and wild camping in a bivy bag as he finds putting up a tent "too much effort, to be honest." He also likes skiing (he went to Hokkaido in January 2020 and, well, he enjoyed himself let's put it like that), traveling to places he hasn't been before, and hauling his lanky frame up bouldering walls. He's also a big fan of nice-looking outdoorsy jackets, backpacks, and hiking boots, and contributes regularly to outdoor gear website Outdoors Magic.

Recent Articles By Jack

The Environment

Fjällräven | Do You Have Two Minutes?

Martin Dorey talks to Simon Reeve about solving a rubbish problem

The 2 Minute Foundation | How We Can Clean Up The Planet In Just 120 Seconds
Surfing

SUP Adventures | Why This Is The Summer

There's arguably never been a better time to get yourself an SUP board

Why This Is The Summer Of SUP Adventures
Mountain Biking

Sweet Valais High | The Region's Best Bike Routes

If you're after a big adventure on two wheels, look no further than Valais

6 of the Best Mountain Biking Routes In Valais
The Environment

Sustainability | 3 Brands You Should Know About

They're doing good things for the environment and should be on your radar

3 Sustainable Outdoor Brands You Should Know About
Mountaineering & Expeditions

Valais | Land of the Mountain Huts

The southwestern corner of Switzerland is home to some of the world's most iconic mountain huts

Introducing The Mountain Huts Of Valais
Multi Sport

The England Issue | A Word From The Editor

Why we've done an England Issue, and what you need to know about it

The England Issue | A Word From The Editor
Multi Sport

In The City | Lockdown Life In London

How London's outdoor enthusiasts got their 'outside fix' over the course of the pandemic year

In The City It's Alright | Lockdown Life In London
Photography

Shutter Life | Ryan Lomas In The Lake District

Looking at the Lake District through the camera lens of a photographer who grew up there

Shutter Life | Ryan Lomas Talks Us Through His Favourite Lake District Photographs
The Environment

Earth Day | 5 of the Best Documentaries

Turn your screen green with these eco-friendly documentaries

5 of the Best Environmental Documentaries To Watch On Earth Day 2021
Multi Sport

Interview | Hannah Barnes On Finding The Balance

Hannah Barnes talks us through the year just gone, her plans for the future, and her passion for the outdoors

An Interview With Hannah Barnes | How The Mountain Biker, Adventurer, Yoga Teacher, and Qualified Nurse Has Found Her Balance
Mountain Biking

The Slate Line | Gee Atherton In A Quarry

Your favourite downhill mountain biker has just served up another edge-of-your-seat thriller

The Slate Line | This Gee Atherton Edit Is Essential Viewing
Walking, Hiking & Trail Running

Books About Walking | 5 of the Best

Some great books about big walks in the outdoors

Walking Books | 5 of the Best
Mountain Biking

One From The Vaults | Aaron Gwin At Leogang

It's now over five years since Aaron Gwin stunned the world of mountain biking world with this unchained melody

One From The Vaults | Remember When Aaron Gwin Won Without A Chain At Leogang 2015?
Adventure Cycling & Cycle Touring

The Nomad | Why You Love Your Bike

Anyone who's ever found a sense of joy in riding their bike from point a to point b will enjoy this

The Nomad | This Beautiful Short Film Will Remind You Why You Love Your Bike
Mountaineering & Expeditions

The Terror | The Reality of the Franklin Expedition

This is the bloody reality of the true story that inspired horror drama series 'The Terror'

The Terror | What Happened To The Real Life Franklin Expedition?
Mountaineering & Expeditions

Unclimbed Mountains | The Highest In The World

We take a look at the rules around Gangkhar Puensum, and discuss some of the planet's other unclimbed peaks as well

The Highest Unclimbed Mountain In The World
Multi Sport

Women In Adventure | 20 Inspirational Films

If you're on the hunt for some good adventure films about women in the outdoors, look no further

20 Inspiring Films About Women In Adventure
Mountaineering & Expeditions

High Mountains In Japan | Exploring The Top 5

From the iconic Mount Fuji to the spear-shaped Mount Yari, this is a guide to the highest mountains in Japan

Highest Mountains In Japan | Exploring The Top 5
Snowboarding

The Art of Fight | Skiers vs. Snowboarders

Death, taxes, and skiers having fights with snowboarders in the mountains are life's only inevitabilities

The Art of Fight | A Brief History of Skiers and Snowboarders Having Violent Altercations
Skiing

Origins | Paddy Graham Gets Historical With Skis

Take a ski trip through the passages of history

The Origins of Skiing With Paddy Graham
Travel

Taransay | What's It Like To Own An Island?

In 2011, Adam Kelliher and his wife Cathra bought a famous Scottish island

Taransay | What's It Like To Buy, Own, And Run The Castaway Island In Scotland?
Multi Sport

The Scotland Issue | A Word From The Editor

Why we've done a Scotland Issue, and what you need to know about it

The Scotland Issue | A Word From The Editor
Mountaineering & Expeditions

Top 10 | Highest Mountains In The World

From Everest to Annapurna, and all the peaks in between, these are the world's highest mountains

Highest Mountain In The World | What are the highest mountains in the world?
Camping, Bushcraft & Survival

Road Trip | Explore This Custom Camper

If you're going to do the camper thing, you might as well do it in the full boss style

This Custom Camper Is The Road Trip Dream
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