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Top 10 Hiking Trails in South America
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 is home to some of the most iconic landscapes, natural
How to Pack Light for Long-Distance Hiking
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 difference to how enjoyable it is. A heavy backpack can
With the summer season fast approaching, it won’t be long until you’re packing up and heading down to your nearest lake, reservoir or seaside destination
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
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
For any outdoor adventurer, or really anyone that spends extended amounts of time away from a plug socket, a power bank is an absolute necessity. Power
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
Gone are the days of pulling on whatever bag you could find, lumbering cross-country with an aching body and dumping it down in misery every night. Thanks
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
Taking in enough water each day is important not just for those who work-out every day or have active hobbies such as hiking; it’s also important for the
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
If you’re like us, you’ll put extra effort and care into getting everything you need into a single carry-on bag, in order to avoid the hassle and delay of
On camping trips, a log or tree stump can often become the go-to seat, but nothing gives you the much-needed support and comfort after a day of activities
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
Pop-up tents were initially designed for cars and were notorious for their rather limited space. Modern technology and clever design have made them an
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
On one end of the spectrum are the huge hi-fi systems with various speakers, soundboards and cables that sound great but take up a tonne of room and can’t be
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
Whether you’re hiking, or anything else for that matter, the chances are that you’ll want to track your progress. Smartwatches give you the ability to
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 might love the outdoors, but no one likes having wet clothing, sleeping gear, toiletries or damaged electronics. Dry bags do exactly what they say on the
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
One piece of footwear that almost everyone needs at some point during the year is good a pair of wellington boots. Wellies should be reliable and sturdy so
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
Head torches are an essential piece of kit for any outdoor adventurers, fell runners, hikers, watersports enthusiasts or weekend campers! These small but
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
If you’re thinking about buying a new DSLR camera, it makes sense to do a little research. DSLR or Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras have been around for
Our Pick for April 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
Depending on the terrain, hiking can put extreme strain on the hikers’ knees, especially if the hiker suffers from previous injuries. Knee braces are an
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 April 2020 Marmot Minimalist Jacket The Gore-Tex construction of this Marmot jacket means it is both waterproof and breathable…
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
Our Pick for April 2020 Best Airbed for Home Use Sable Inflatable Bed Air Mattress with Built-in Electric Pump
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
One of the most important aspects of kit when you are camping is a good quality sleeping bag. You will not want to embark on a journey without being properly
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
One part of camping that is often underrated is enjoying a warm meal. While there is nothing wrong with cold beef jerky, a warm meal can give you the boost
When preparing for family camping, there is one item that is indispensable. Your tent. Shelter is essential to survival; a good tent keeps you dry, warm and
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
Choosing a waterproof jacket can seem like a major task when you see just how many options there are on the market. From the different types of shells,
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.