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Mr Fizzle's 2017 Wainwright Challenge
Gather ambassador Chris Forbes, aka @mr.fizzle, sets himself a challenge to get out more in 2017. He's not had the best of starts...
"What I learned from Saturday was to double and triple check the forecasts and that Lola will do anything for scotch eggs!"
The motherload ...
A little bit about who we are
Gather started out late in 2015, when founder Tim came across Oru Kayaks. He knew these incredible folding craft were the perfect vehicle to help folk enjoy new outdoor experiences, fitting into modern lives as neatly as they store in a car boot.
Keen to take a fresh approach to the outdoors, a couple of cool brands were brought on board and the store was launched.
Tim jumped in feet first, despite no retail experience, learning by doing. This led to innovations like Crew Buy and Social Dividend, highly social approaches to giving value and minimising consumption.
The first year prompted the realisation that cool brands aren't truly cool if they make stuff that exploit people or the planet through their manufacturing.
After a brief wobble over whether his philosophical outlook squared with running a retail business, Tim doubled down on working only with genuinely cool brands. Ones that value people and planet.
By selling the good stuff, we aim to make it the new normal to incorporate social and environmental costs into product prices. We now carefully choose which brands we work with to curate a range of supremely functional products which will endure every adventure you throw at them.
Not content with just selling sustainable equipment, in 2017 Gather pivoted into post-retail, with an increased focus on curating inspiration and experiences to enable sustainable outdoor lifestyles.
"Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care." Karl Marx
You’re most likely to find me in the Peaks, but I’m up for anything, anywhere.
Recently decided I need to work outside again, so have trained up with chainsaw/forestry qualifications over the last year.
I’ve just attempted a long ride, wild camping along the way around the most northern tip of Scotland, but sadly had to cut it short due to an old injury, see #stupidscotlandtrip
Lewis also runs Coupland’s Outfit & Supply, all manner of classic retro outdoor stuff.
Nothing too fast or extreme; taking in nature rather than trying to conquer it
I shoot all sorts of things, from portraits to cycling to food and sometimes all of those things at the same time.
Dream job would either be jumping in a bike team car for a month or two or being paid to potter about places on my bike meeting people, hearing their stories and snapping their faces. I like faces.
Liz is Lifestyle Editor at Oh Comely magazine.
Good things and a life well led
I run a blog called the All Night Listening Post which focuses on menswear, adventure, design and gear. It's a mix of product stuff, long form posts and field reports. It's been going about a year now it's starting to pick up pace...
Arran can regularly be found prowling the woods on the seven hills of Sheffield, carrying a large axe.
Punk Rock Runner, designer, cyclist, dog keeper, coffee entrepreneur
I moved to London after Uni and am slowly working my way to smaller and smaller places, the end goal being a Snowdonian cabin.
Ant is a graphic designer who likes nothing more than being away from his computer out in the fresh air running, riding or just sitting in front of a fire.
Ant designed the Gather logo. He's quite good at that sort of thing.
I walk, camp, mountain bike, explore and take photos
A Graphic/Web designer living in Bakewell. I'm originally from Leicester, but whilst studying in Sheffield I found work in Derbyshire and made the move there once I graduated.
I love the outdoors, which I'm sure is something we all share, and spend as much time as I can outside.
Lover of blue skies, climbing, mountains, snow, trees and green fields
My favourite place to be is outside, either near my current home in the South Downs or across the UK, usually with 1 to 4 dogs in tow.
I spend as much time as I can on and around rocks and mountains, and think of North Wales as my second home...
Nikki is embarking on a series of outdoor challenges in the coming year to really take her out of her comfort zone. We hope to take the edge off the un-comfort!
Keep up on her blog.
I like the outdoors, brown drinks and the smell of woodsmoke in the morning
A Yorkshireman currently in exile in Worcester.
I'm employee 002 and one sixth of BeerBods, the world's best online beer club and subscription service.
Sourdough aficionado, Gordon can bake up pretty much anything, anywhere. He is our camp cooking hero.
Creative mover. Outdoor explorer. Father.
Northerner, now based in South West. Always happiest outdoors. I love doing new things, taking risks, collaborating and planning new adventures.
Bikes, climbing, running, coffee, good beer and bread. Dog owner.
Sean is the founder of Bristol's Rewildrunning - for creative outsiders.
Bricoleur, Creative Catalyst, Designer, Dad,
I’ve been re-wilding myself for much of the last decade. An outdoor environmental educator and champion of nature inspired leadership through the Bio-Leadership Project
Dad of three, home is now Bath, I travel often and spend as much time as possible in the woods and the waves.
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