The popular hillwalking magazine, which is 33 years old this year, has just had a substantial revamp beginning with the July issue.
The new look TGO, which was once described by mountaineer Doug Scott as 'the thinking person's outdoor magazine', has undergone a colourful and dynamic re-design and a boost in page numbers, with improved paper stock and a wider format that it is hoped will provide an excellent vehicle for some of the UK's finest mountain photography. TGO has long enjoyed a reputation for high quality, authentic features by genuine outdoor enthusiasts, and this looks set to continue following the relaunch.
Other highlights of the new-style magazine include:
Almanac: A new section focused on the flora, fauna and natural phenomena you can see in the outdoors each month, plus news, comment and events
Ed Byrne: Monthly column in which the comedian and Munro-bagger recounts the pleasures and pitfalls of improving his navigation and outdoor skills
Photo Essay: The best outdoor and mountain photography – this month featuring Dougie Cunningham's stunning images of the Patagonian Andes
Bookshelf: New column by Jim Perrin discussing classic works of outdoor literature
Hill Skills: In-depth information on navigation, safety, outdoor gear, bushcraft, wild food, fitness, nutrition and more
Wild Walks: Extended, more user-friendly section with improved mapping
Guest column: This month television presenter and author Nicholas Crane discusses the pleasures of coastal walking
Following the relanunch Editor Emily Rodway said:
'It has been wonderful working with such a dedicated and enthusiastic team of long-term TGO contributors, as well as new writers and photographers, to put together the relaunch issue. We have already had some extremely positive feedback from readers and I am proud to be part of the TGO team during such an exciting time in the magazine's history.'
Editor-at-Large Cameron McNeish added:
'Magazines, like all forms of media, have to adapt to the times and move on. Emily and her team have done a fantastic job in giving this old hill dog a brand new lease of life. The result? The authority and respectability that the old TGO carried, along with the accessibility and freshness of features for those less long in the tooth.'