Some of our Favourite Indoor, Outdoor #hashtags

I’m focusing on positive in this post. I apologize if I may seem insensitive skipping over the lives lost due to COVID, or how it’s impacting on people globally. The media are doing a fine job of that, so I am going to talk about some fun stuff that has been keeping us all entertained. Right, that’s out the way, so let’s get into the Outdoor, Indoor challenges which have been circulating out social feeds over the last few weeks.

With many of us being locked indoors, and either furloughed, or working from home, and obviously, in some cases unemployed, we have had little to do, or at least less to do than usual.

For outdoorsy folks, like me, getting into the hills has not been an option. However, there have been a number of exiting challenger which have graced our social feeds. These challenges, mostly set up by brands, have been designed to inspire us to live adventeourlsy despite adventure being off-limits.

Here is a roundup of some of these great ideas!

Ordnance Survey – Step up for Britain

The obvious one and probably the campaign which I saw all over my feed was the OS step up for Britain’s challenge. This excellent incentive by OS saw them partner with a number of other organizations to promote the UK’s biggest climbing challenge. The idea was simple: Do as many steps as you can, upload a video to OS of you doing your steps, and record, on their website how many steps you did. The idea was not for everyone to walk the height of Everest, but for each individual to take on their own personal challenge. I’ve not yet been able to find out how many steps were involved, but I am sure that there were many miles of stairs collectively climbed.

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Charge the day! . I'm two days into leading the #virtualEBC Expedition and I have only lost two of my team on the mountain and one to injury so far, I'm calling it a success! But we must carry on and conquer, we still have 4 more days to go! . The Virtual EBC Expedition is a five day journey of ascending the daily height of the Everest Base Camp Trek from your own home. With today's height being 430m. . Feel free to start your solo journey to EBC or even catch us up! . . Follow our journey on my stories and from the below team: @keenan.wills @harvmania @davpye @gillymcarthur @gymwithgemma @tinaremiz @microadventuregirl @joshuabrex @steviecbarker @fellfoodie @hike_this_way @jamiemiranda1 @eddiefitz7 @leography @will.h.p.runsonplants @freya_adventureawaits @larakateadventures @beckythetraveller @maggie_outdoors @mattgibsonadventure @missblowfish @walking_with_thepoles @joeday83 @outdoor__exploits @roshawes @raineyrebs @amberosebrown @stivesmermaid #virtualebc . . . . . #timetoplayinside #expedition #everest #everestbasecamp #everstbasecamptrek #stayhome #adventureculture #stayhomeuk #adventureisoutthere #adventureawaits #adventureculture #ukhiking #ukhillwalking #indoorsoutdoors #getoutside #ordnancesurvey

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Cotswold Outdoors – #campingathome

Cotswold Outdoors had a really nice, and gentle idea – the Big Easter Camp-In. The idea was for Cotswold followers and fans to camp in for the night, or at the most, outside in a back garden. I loved scrolling through social media and seeing images of fully grown adults make dens. Here is one from one of my favorite bloggers – The Girl Outdoors.

Ramblers – Roam Sweet Home

The Ramblers Roam Sweet Home campaign there to keep your love for the hills alive. The idea is to walk locally, whether that’s through your garden, up your stairs or around your local park. Use the Roam Sweet Home challenge to experience the joy of walking. Its’ as simple as that!

GoPro – #homepro

The GoPro #homepro is probably my favorite campaign of the lot. The name is in the hashtag – use your GoPro to film, or photo your indoor adventure, celebrating the Great Indoors. There are some amazing submissions 

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First urban downhill race of the season⚡️⚡️🏢 At Home stairs 😂 Who wants to ride again? Where? 👇🏻👇🏻 📸 @goproit @gopro ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ @thirty7even.t7n @switch_components @sector_nolimits @gist_italia @hilx @mrwolfsolve @allmountainstyle @betterbolts @vittoriatires @praepsports @totalbleedsolutionsshop ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #santacruzbikes #santacruznomad #switchcomponents #hopetech #freeride #thirty7even #t7n #hilx #betterbolts #allmountainstyle #probikeshopitalia #dh4all #bikestable #downhilllife #downhillmtb #mtb #sectornolimits #mrwolfsolve ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #gopro #goproitalia #goprohero #goprouniverse #challenge #goproawards #goprohero8 #hero8 #gopromilliondollarchallenge #goprofamily #homepro ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ @goprode @goprouk @goprofr @gopronordics @goproes

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Rab – #rabathome

I love the Rab At Home hashtag. It’s a really simple, yet entertaining revealing idea. Layout your kit that you use at home. Whether that’s Rab gear which you use for your evening run, or your WFH kit. There are some really fun and creative layout shots on display. Check some out below!

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Ok here’s my #RabAtHome entry! I’m not sure I’m entitled to enter into the actual competition, but all you lot out there can! 😁. If you’re wondering what on earth you’re going to do with all that kit you’ve got at the moment… here’s your excuse. Lay it out. Pull a silly pose like me and tag @rab.equipment in it. For my entry I’ve divided up 3 parts of my life. On the left is my typical climbing kit (thanks Wild Country, Unparallel, Tendon, RhinoSkin & Rab) and on the right is my running kit (UD race pack, various shoe brands & Rab skyrunning line). Surrounding it all is the various bits and pieces from a slightly chaotic and crazy family life (home schooling is rather interesting at the moment!! 😁) Oh… and my pose is supposed to be me jamming a chimney. Yeah, I know, it’s not that good is it?! #climbing_is_my_passion #crackclimbing #tradclimbing #usaclimbing #crackisback #climbing_lovers #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #klettern #klatre #klatring #arrampicata #escalada #escalade #indoorclimbing #rockclimbing #climbing_videos_of_instagram

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