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Best Down Jackets for the UK in 2021 (January Update)
Down jackets provide you with the warmth you need while resting or climbing at higher altitudes where the cold will still get to you even when exerting yourself. There is nothing better for keeping you warm than a
Best Hiking Shoes for the UK in 2021 (January Update)
If you’ve done any hiking at all, you’ll be well aware that your choice of footwear is crucial. In fact it can be make or break in terms of both enjoyment and safety. Many casual hikers start out in regular
The English South Coast is extremely varied thanks to its geology ranging from granite in the west to chalk in the east. With the geology comes different
THE IMPOSSIBLE IS MADE POSSIBLE ! #K2winter - History made for mankind, History made for Nepal !🇳🇵🙏🏼🙌🏼#K2winter
Summiting a mountain in snow can be a heart-stopping experience. Surrounded by the white stuff with horizons you just won’t see in summer - even on a UK
Standing on the summit of Europe’s highest peak, enjoying views all the way to the Mediterranean on a clear day is to be at the apex of a climb that might
The right pair of walking socks could make the difference between a painful slog and a comfortable trek. The wrong ones will leave your feet either too hot
This winter, teams are aiming to summit K2 in winter, one of alpinism's last great firsts! A summit of the last remaining member of the World’s 14 highest
Whether you have responded to a social media charity hike challenge or fancy exploring far off mountains on foot...you need to start somewhere. In this
Hiking is a strenuous activity. It will affect most of your joints at some point but your knees will take the brunt of it. You may not be getting there
Not all poles are designed for the same purpose. Trekking poles are designed to provide stability, whilst Nordic walking poles burn more calories and
Whether you’ve managed to take Covid in your stride or you’ve found yourself walking around the house with backpack and boots on, sipping on a reservoir
If you go camping regularly there’s no doubt that you’ve got all the basics under your belt. Camping stove? Check. Tent and sleeping bag?
Walking is a great form of exercise for those who are out of shape or recovering from injury. It is a low impact activity that benefits both the body and
Hiking is undoubtedly the best way to take in our surroundings and appreciate nature. The more hikers in the world the better. But, not just any hikers -
The pandemic may have altered our demand for foreign travel but has not diminished our appetite for adventure. Luckily, there’s no need to head overseas
Solo hiking in the wilderness can be intimidating. What if you get lost? Or injured? Who will help you put up your tent in that howling storm? But
When you’re heading out into the backcountry, taking enough water for a multi-day trip simply isn’t an option. The beauty of being out in nature is that
Whether you’ve been hiking for years or you’re gearing up for your first trek, it’s worthwhile brushing up on your trail etiquette. After all, it’s
You’ve picked out and researched the trail, noted down all the important details like distance, conditions, elevation and logistics, and you’re rearing to
'Leave No Trace' is a global movement whose mission is to protect the outdoors by teaching people how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Wherever you live
It may not be a normal sight for hikers, but a young woman from Colorado, USA, has taken on a unique challenge. To climb all of the Colorado 14ers, wearing
An argument has begun which threatens the very nature of guiding on the highest peaks. Mountaineering guide Garrett Madison and tech CEO Zachary Bookman
The Nepalese the government has been gradually reopening restricted tourism activities in its bid to revive the shattered industry. In a country so
The Dartmoor Way is a new 108-mile walking route which will give hikers the opportunity to walk around the entirety of Dartmoor National Park in
Which hiking gear is best out on the trails is somewhat subjective and boils down to personal preference. Whoever you speak to, you’ll probably get a
So you’re going on the hiking or camping trip of a lifetime and you’ve splashed out on a high-quality travel camera or  dslr camera that will help you to
These days kids are spending more and more time indoors, looking at a screen and are losing touch with nature. So you’re wondering when and how to
It’s that time of year. Christmas is fast rolling around and the panic buying begins. The good news is, if your friend or family member loves hiking or
The days are getting shorter and colder and it’s easy to lose motivation to hit the trails. But don’t let the frost keep you indoors. Hiking is a great
Hiking is an incredible hobby, adventure activity and form of exercise. Whatever the reason you’re doing it, getting out and exploring the great outdoors
There are all sorts of ways to do a W or O trek in Patagonia - so many ways it can be quite baffling! The first thing to know is that you can save over
When planning a camping trip with the family, one of the most important decisions will be the sleeping arrangements. Unless you are bringing a campervan,
As much as you hope and pray to the weather gods, there’s a high chance that you’ll eventually get caught out in the rain. But you don’t have to let
Running is a great way to build muscle-strength for hiking and trekking adventures. A distance of 5 kilometres is something many beginner runners strive to
Hiking and trekking is much more enjoyable when you are in good shape physically. Developing your strength and core-stability plays and important part in
Accidents can happen at any time, especially outdoors. On a hike or a climb, your gear is exposed to the elements in a range of ways. Whilst fully
Snowdonia is a National Park in Gwynedd, Wales and made up of impressive mountains and glacial landforms. The historic mountain railway climbs to the summit
Anyone who has read the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed (no a major film starring Reese Witherspoon) will have pondered whether solo hiking is the single best or
An abandoned bus that is better known as “Bus 142” or the “Magic Bus” was airlifted from its location near the boundary of Denali National Park and
Walking is a man’s best medicine.Hippocrates We all know that hiking is a good cardiovascular workout that allows us to build up fitness, muscle and
A mountain doesn’t have to be big to be mean. Some of the most difficult climbs in the world are not even on 8000'ers. Different routes can mean that
During the first wave of strict Covid-19 lockdowns in late March, the only outings most of us could look forward to with some degree of certainty were trips
Once upon a time, paths and climbs were graded according to the old (and now quaint-looking) British system of Moderately Difficult, Difficult, Severe and
Being physically fit and being mountain fit are two very different things. Being mountain fit will allow you to move efficiently and safely over mountainous
Alex is a legend in the climbing world, Honnold holds a lineup of insane firsts and nobody-will-evers. Most famously known as the only person to have ever
The Lake District in Cumbria derives its name from the 16 glacial lakes that are nestled among its fells, moors and green valleys. The area boasts some of
There are few things in this world more fulfilling than being able to climb and stand on top your very first mountain. Even though it can be physically
US explorer Colin O’Brady managed to cross 932 miles of ice-covered ground in 54 days, completing the first-ever unaided solo trek of
Looking for something a bit more interesting for your next climbing adventure? From surrealistic sceneries to breathtaking dams, check out our list of the
Alex Honnold became the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall. Anyone who knows anything about Yosemite’s El Capitan or –
In the ultimate display of strength, courage and refusal to give up, double amputee summits Everest. Almost 43 years after losing both of his feet scaling
We're all stuck in, still dreaming of the mountains! So why not use this time to check out some of the best hiking, climbing and mountaineering films, to
There is more to Las Vegas than being the ‘sin city’ of the planet. Behind the flashy clubs and uncensored nights, the place abounds in natural
On the 11 February the BBC reported that four tourists were rescued from the top of Ben Nevis after they got in danger in a blizzard. The weather is
Packing for a walking holiday is no different than any other trip. You need to account for the destination’s climate, possible weather changes and planned
South America has always been a popular place for hikers looking for adventure, and rightly so. There are 12 independent countries in South America, and it
As spring arrives and the weather is (slowly) getting better, the possibilities to explore the outdoors grow ever more enticing. However, it’s safe to say
If you are planning a long day trek, or a multi-day trek, then you are going to have to carry some kit with you. How you pack for your trek can make a huge
New Zealand is one of those jewels that should be on every trekker’s bucket list. Famed the world over for its beauty in different forms, almost every
Long gone are the days when walkers take a map, a compass and a bar of Kendall Mint Cake and wander off into the wild. Now, even when we go hiking, our
So, what are the 10 best treks in Australia? In this vast country we’ve had a stab at showing you ten that range from the obscenely huge to four that are
In March in the UK we are getting ready to stop hibernating from the foul rain and gales (less so the snow this year!). For those who like to escape the
Chile has always been a place to experience the raw nature of the wilderness, but it has not always been the most accessible. Now, with the addition of an
Sir Christian Bonnington is a British mountaineer, known best for being the first Brit to climb the Eiger's daunting North Face and later leading the first
Nepalese adventurer, Nirmal 'Nims' Purja, achieved the unbelievable feat of climbing all of the world’s 14 highest mountains in just over six months, beating
Scotland has a lot to offer families, from great camping to wildernesses that are just a stone’s throw from a warm bed in a B&B. There are some
Like their wines, when the French do walks they often take the lead in a very big way. France has a network of over 37,000 miles of long distance routes
So you know you need to be in good shape - both mentally and physically - for an upcoming mountain climb, but what is the best preparation and training
Designated a National Park in 1950, the Peak District is England’s first National Park. As you will read later, one of the walks we cover was originally a
Northern Ireland has been fought over for more than five Centuries as kings and queens of Europe tussled over it for its strategic position. Those of a
In this article we'll look at three of the best walks in every nation of the UK and show you why we think are the best day hikes around! There are four
We've been spoiled for choice in finding the best 10 treks in Scandinavia. Sweden for instance has a well established right to roam and a cultural
Cornwall is one of those places in the UK that is more of a country in its own right than a county. It has attempted to secede from the UK at one stage too,
Bear Grylls is not only known for his extreme survival guides, but also for his world record breaking feats. He is also the highest ranking scout leader as
Mountaineering grades are slightly different to climbing grades but arguably a lot bit simpler to understand. Because mountaineering is quite a general
We love to introduce you to some challenging and exciting walks for adults. But what about trails for rug rats and ankle biters? Yes, family walks are
You’ve survived through to 2020 after a season of gorging out on sugar, fat and alcohol. Why not sweat it off in the name of charity? Charity treks are
If you enjoy alpine hiking, then you have probably seen a glacier or two. These huge areas of blue ice cover ten percent of the planet, and are often the
One of the easiest high altitude treks in the world, and one of the mountains you must consider climbing to qualify for an Everest ascent, climbing Kilimanjaro
Over 400 people have climbed the highest mountains on each continent - the so-called Seven Summits challenge. So what do you do once you have climbed the
In chilly, windy and wet Blighty you may want to stretch your legs a bit to shake off the winter blues. In this article we will give you some ideas of how
While one of the most popular high altitude treks in the world, a trek to Everest Base Camp is still no walk in the park. You need to make it your big
In October 2004 the music world suffered one of its biggest ever losses - veteran BBC Radio 1 presenter John Peel died of a heart attack in Cusco, Peru while
Nepal is more than just Everest! As you will see in this article, it offers trekkers of all kinds an unforgettable experience. A region of the world
In our 10 Best series of articles we cover a lot of long distance treks from the 161km South Downs Way to the 864km Scottish National Trail, and even the
Many of the articles we publish on Trek Addict involve several days on the hill, whether on a single route or using a B&B/campsite as a hub and doing day
Russian-Kazakhstani mountaineer who made ascents of 10 of the 14 eight-thousander peaks without supplemental oxygen. Nationality: Russian &
With its Munros, glens, wild highlands, verdant pasture, and its wonderful people, trekking in Scotland is rewarding at every level. An adventurer’s
Though only 26 miles from the city of Cusco in Peru, the four day walk up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is arduous thanks to its steep climbs and high
Covering around 800 square miles, the Cotswolds are a range of hills and valleys that are about as English as an old wizened oak. The area is renowned for
When people think of walking in London they’re more likely to think of the 9,000 untimely deaths to pollution every year or dodging traffic on busy
Hiking is a great activity for anyone who loves spending time outside or enjoys nature. It is something that almost everyone can do, even those with lower
One of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, having successfully climbed Mount Everest 14 times. His first summit was in 2004, and he has completed
Though the snowy peaks look beautiful from afar, those that are medium level walking become downright hard in winter conditions. Even if you aren’t
Table could not be displayed. Depending on the terrain, hiking can put extreme strain on the knees, especially if you suffer from previous injuries. Knee
Climbing a mountain is never an easy an easy proposition for even the most experienced hiker. Those giant mounds scattered across the surface of our little
Do you want to trek in Antarctica, whether ‘conquering’ the South Pole or climbing its biggest mountain, Mount Vinson? The barren, frozen glaciers and
The Yorkshire Dales is part barren glory, high peaks and part human history that has shaped and worked the land for Millennia. The hardcore walkers who eat
Though no other UK mountain is as high as those in Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons National Park is a stunning mountainous area of southern Wales. It’s best
One thing that all hikers have in common is the appearance of a blister or two when out on the trail. Knowing how to treat blisters while trekking can turn
Snowdonia has a rich history, from slate mining to religion and sheep farming in between. You can explore the history of in the region through a unique
Winter hiking skills are essential if you plan to hike in the colder seasons. Walking in winter should be treated with caution, but provided you are
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas of wilderness in England, and has some of the most challenging terrain in the country too. Including
A skier has defied Himalayas’ K2 intimidating history and imposing slopes, to become first to climb the mountain and then slide down its entire 8,611 metres
With its sometimes rugged terrain and beautiful valleys, Wales should be on the map for anyone who wants to do a multi-day hike. Though not as high as the
There are 282 mountains of over 3,000ft tall in Scotland. Collectively they are named after the guy who first catalogued them all in a pamphlet in 1891 -
A visit to Hawaii is a popular bucket list entry for many people. It’s easy to see why. This stunning group of islands are home to many different
Alison Hargreaves was a British female mountaineer, known for being the first woman to summit Everest unaided. Without a Sherpa team, and without bottled
Though Everest is 782 feet higher than K2, it is a gentle stroll in when fatality rates are compared to the ‘savage mountain’. Just 0.8% of Everest
Though Mount Everest isn’t the hardest mountain on the planet to climb by any means, it is the highest, and draws hundreds of climbers and thousands of
Imagine taking in the breathtaking views from Uhuru Peak at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro? It’s something that many people dream of! If you’re one
North America is a hiker’s dream destination for a number of reasons. Similar to Asia, the American continent is incredibly diverse and contains almost every
Mallory was a British mountaineer and explorer, famed for being part of the first ever expedition to  summit Everest, long before Sir Edmund Hillary and
If you've been hill walking in the Lake District, or even just a passing guest driving through, you'll appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Rolling
In a continent as vast as Asia, one of the best ways to truly experience its diversity is on foot. However, with 48 countries offering every type of
Everest, K2, Denali, The Eiger...you've probably heard of. How about Pumori, Khan Tengri, Ama Dablam and Nevado Huascarán? Climbing is physically and
Contrary to the image painted to the rest of the world, Britain isn’t all sprawling cities, crowds of people and beach-side fish and chips in the
There are so many spectacular destinations to be explored in the UK. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a beginner, there is a trail to suit every
High-altitude climbing is not something you want to take lightly. Guided high-altitude climbs started only a couple of decades ago, although now thousands
Sir Richard Branson, the 68-year-old billionaire Virgin owner was "seconds away from certain death" after being caught in a rockfall on Mont Blanc. The
It’s not an easy task to pick the best walks in the UK. It’s not just the UK is full of great locations for hiking, but you need to account for a wide
Tenzing Norgay was a Sherpa born and raised in Khumbu, northeastern Nepal, who alongside Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first two men to summit Mount
Goran Kropp is best known for an expedition that is completely unfathomable to the rest of us - riding a bike from Sweden to Everest, climbing to the summit
Regardless of how you climb, what point you ascend to, and whether you go self-guided or as part of a tour - climbing Mount Everest is an expensive
Recent deaths of alpinists once again raises questions over the dangerous pursuit of mountain climbing. An element of selfishness comes with the territory
These three terms are frequently used in online hiking forums and adventure blogs but before you set off on your trip it’s important to know the
  How long does it take to trek to Machu Picchu?   When most people think about a hike to Machu Picchu, they immediately think of the famous
When people think of adventuring in the great outdoors or tackling a blood-pumping hike, their minds typically wander to foreign destinations like Yosemite,
There is no doubt that Europe is overflowing with beautiful cities, stunning beaches and rich history but there is much more to this continent than just
The UK’s rugged northern landscape is ideal for climbers who put diversity and natural beauty above everything else. Climbing spots of different level of
Reinhold Andreas Messner is recognised as the individual who made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest in 1978, as well as the first ascent of Everest
This climbing season there has been news of a growing number of climbers dying on Mount Everest this year Not as a result of a single day’s unfortunate
From time to time, do you experience a hunger for venturing to a place you've never explored before? When hiking in the UK feels a little too… 'familiar'
Almost two decades after his tragic demise, Alex Lowe’s body was finally discovered on the slopes of Shishapangma. Ranking among the most prominent
There has been a lot of interest over the past season regarding the current status of the Hillary Step on the South Side of Everest. The Hillary Step is a
Born in Auckland in 1919, Sir Edmund Hillary was an explorer that, together with Tenzing Norgay, was the first to climb to the summit of Everest.