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10 Best Long Distance Hikes in France
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 crisscrossing the country, managed and run by the French Hiking
How Do I Get Fit For Mountain Climbing?
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 schedule? Unfortunately there is no single right answer to this
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
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
The most important part of your kit when you set off on the trail is a good pair of hiking boots. Everything else you can beg, borrow or steal but wearing
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
Our Pick for January 2020 The North Face Cobra Offers outstanding performance in winter and mountain environments…
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
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
To some people, walking trousers might seem like an unnecessary extravagance. But, if you’ve ever been out for a day’s hike in some beautiful but tough
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
Our Pick for Black Friday 2019 Marmot Minimalist Jacket The Gore-Tex construction of this Marmot jacket means it is both waterproof and
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
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
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
The North Face Cobra Offers outstanding performance in winter and mountain environments...
Our Pick for January 2020 Coleman North Rim Ideal for school trips, light expeditions, family camping and camping abroad…
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
Our Pick for January 2020 Campingaz Camp Bistro A stove that delivers good value at a great price…
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
Our Pick for January 2020 Mountain Hardwear Ozonic A hard-wearing jacket that still allows for movement and flexibility…
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.