The Ordnance Survey Outdoor Show 2006

The show is being held this weekend 17-19 March at the NEC in Birmingham. If you are into the outdoors, then the show cannot be missed - and all the big names will be there to display their wares, from Aquapac to Zigar.

Packed into the NEC in Birmingham, the show runs for 3 days, and covers all aspects of the outdoor life, in all areas.

There are technical theatres setup to conduct talks on map reading and GPS use, as well as a range of “celebrity” speakers - the likes of Ranulph Fiennes and Chris Bonington among the ranks.

There is a section dedicated to women adventurers, and plenty of opportunity to try something a little different; there is a Try Dive pool, climbing walls, and evan a canoe pool.

As well as all the shows and events, every major manufacturer will be present, as well as a range of travel organisations to plan your next trip - so you can pick your next challenge and find the right kit for the job.

There is also the conference side of things for those with a career in the outdoors, including a range of Colleges looking to further your skills and qualifications.

If you're into the outdoors, you'd be nuts not to be there. Find out more information at: www.theoutdoorsshow.co.uk