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Best Hiking Backpacks for the UK in 2019 (December Update)
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Winter Hiking Skills You Should Master
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 equipped with the skills and know-how to look after yourself,
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 of
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
Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall. To anyone who knows El Cap, or – better yet - has climbed
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
By Matt Cook 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
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 that made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest in 1978, as well as the first ascent of Everest
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
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.