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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

Food For Thought | From Pilot To Organic Farmer

Ever wanted to get dirty, and grow your own vegetables?

Food For Thought | The Pilot Who Became An Organic Farmer
Rock Climbing, Abseiling & Canyoning

Life On The Road | Q&A With ClimbingVan

In 2019, Charlie and Dale bought an ex-DHL delivery vehicle. They now live in it full-time

Q&A with ClimbingVan | We Speak With Two Climbers About Living Life On The Road
The Environment

Divest The Dirt | Your Money Is Destroying The Future

POW UK's new campaign is all about ensuring taxpayer money stays clean, green, and sustainable

Divest The Dirt | How To Stop Your Money From Destroying The Future
Multi Sport

Print's Not Dead | We've Done a Magazine

Available through our friends at Blackleaf, it's our first ever made-of-paper magazine

Print's Not Dead | Issue 01 of Mpora
Gear

The '2 Seconds Easy' Tent | Why We Love It

Available through Decathlon, this product feels like a big step in the right direction for pop-up tents

We Tested Out Quechua's '2 Seconds Easy' Camping Tent And Loved It
Gear

Tree-Kånken | The Icon Made From Wood

The most famous backpack on the planet has been given an environmentally-friendly twist

Tree-Kånken | Fjällräven Look To The Future With Kånken Made of Wood
Gear

Oakley Eyewear | The Multi-Sport Guide

As these excellent sunglasses prove, there really is a pair of Oakleys for every occasion

A Multi-Sport Guide To Oakley Eyewear
Rock Climbing, Abseiling & Canyoning

The Alpinist | A Film About Going Solo

Get this one in your diary, adventurers. It's going to be an essential viewing experience

The Alpinist | A Film About Canadian Climber Marc-André Leclerc And His Solo Adventures
Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting

Winter Kayaking | Why Bern Is The Place For It

We get the lowdown from Dave Storey of Hightide Kayak School

Why You Need To Go Winter Kayaking In Bern
Travel

Interlaken | 7 Reasons You Need To Visit

What exactly is it that makes this corner of Europe one of the continent's ultimate destinations for adventure?

An Essential Guide To Interlaken | 7 Reasons You Need To Visit This Adventure Destination
Multi Sport

The Wales Issue | A Word From The Editor

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

The Wales Issue | A Word From The Editor
Walking, Hiking & Trail Running

Cambrian Way | Going Behind The Scenes

What goes into looking after a long-distance walking trail that stretches right across Wales?

How To Maintain A Long-Distance Walking Trail | Ramblers Cymru On Their Cambrian Way Work
Photography

How To Shoot Night Skies | A Chat With Alyn Wallace

Alyn Wallace, based near the Brecon Beacons, gives us his takes on the art of dark sky photography

How To Photograph The Night Sky | Q&A With Astro Timelapse Photographer Alyn Wallace
Camping, Bushcraft & Survival

Freedom To Roam | Finding Perspective Outdoors

Meet the man who uses outside spaces to reconnect with the stuff that matters

Freedom To Roam | How Time Outdoors Helps This Explorer To Understand What's Important
Mountaineering & Expeditions

Everest In The Early Days | A Photography Collection

A journey back in time to the early days of mountaineering in the Himalayas

The First Everest Expeditions | A Photography Collection
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
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