Neil used to be a bookworm, an "indoor" type if ever there was one. After finishing a PhD he writes short stories about spooky places and odd people. Living in Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies and the north east region of the USA convinced him that there was something to be said for this whole outdoor thing. Now he runs everywhere he can, competing in races most weekends and endlessly planning the next great adventure to some far flung part of the world. Recent trips include Costa Rica, where he tried and failed to surf; Vietnam, where he almost got stuck in an underground tunnel; and back to Canada, where he came face-to-face with a bear. Watch this space for further updates on Neil's global bumblings and the occasional athletic success.
Britain’s hills and trails offer everything you need to hone your fitness levels, sculpt your physique and boost your mood, all without the annoyances that plague the gym-goer. Get back to basics and take those New Year Resolutions outdoors. Read more04-01-19 • Neil McRobert
At Blacks we are all about adventure 365 days a year. We don’t want you to miss out. So, we’ve put together a short list of alternative British winter activities to turn the colder days from a punishment to a prize. Read more21-12-18 • Neil McRobert
Helping young people scale an unforgiving landscape of rock and rubble in the North African heat; if that already sounds tough then imagine that none of them have any climbing experience. This was the challenge facing Blacks' own Chris Starkie this summer. Read more15-12-18 • Neil McRobert
Jen’s aims are high, her aspirations global. She is building towards Olympic competition in her future and we want to accompany her on that journey whilst helping her inspire other young climbers to reach their own heights. Read more05-12-18 • Neil McRobert
Sarah Roberts is an eco-journalist, author, campaigner and an expert in animal behaviour. She travelled the globe to work with some of the world’s most dangerous creatures. Now she's talking to us. Read more30-11-18 • Neil McRobert
Fresh for autumn/winter 2018, we are pleased to present you with the Be Bold collection. We want to disrupt the winter grey. We want to give you a brighter palette to paint your own adventure. Read more30-10-18 • Neil McRobert