Hiking & Trekking Blog
31.03.2020
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
24.03.2020
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
20.03.2020
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
17.03.2020
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
17.03.2020
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
16.03.2020
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
11.03.2020
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
10.03.2020
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
05.03.2020
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
28.02.2020
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
27.02.2020
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
24.02.2020
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
24.02.2020
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
21.02.2020
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
21.02.2020
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
21.02.2020
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
21.02.2020
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
20.02.2020
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
19.02.2020
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
19.02.2020
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
17.02.2020
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
16.02.2020
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
14.02.2020
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
14.02.2020
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
12.02.2020
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
12.02.2020
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
07.02.2020
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
02.02.2020
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
31.01.2020
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,
30.01.2020
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
30.01.2020
Mountaineering grades are slightly different to climbing grades but arguably a lot bit simpler to understand. Because mountaineering is quite a general
30.01.2020
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
29.01.2020
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
29.01.2020
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
29.01.2020
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
28.01.2020
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
26.01.2020
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
24.01.2020
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
23.01.2020
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
21.01.2020
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
16.01.2020
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
16.01.2020
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
16.01.2020
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
14.01.2020
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
13.01.2020
Head torches are an essential piece of kit for any outdoor adventurers, fell runners, hikers, watersports enthusiasts or weekend campers! These small but
13.01.2020
Russian-Kazakhstani mountaineer who made ascents of 10 of the 14 eight-thousander peaks without supplemental oxygen. Nationality: Russian &
10.01.2020
With its Munros, glens, wild highlands, verdant pasture, and its wonderful people, trekking in Scotland is rewarding at every level. An adventurer’s
09.01.2020
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
08.01.2020
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
05.01.2020
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
05.01.2020
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
02.01.2020
Our Pick for April 2020 The North Face Cobra Offers outstanding performance in winter and mountain environments…
01.01.2020
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
30.12.2019
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
27.12.2019
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
27.12.2019
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
26.12.2019
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
26.12.2019
Do you want to trek in Antarctica, whether ‘conquering’ the South Pole or climbing its biggest mountain, Mount Vinson? The barren, frozen glaciers and
23.12.2019
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
20.12.2019
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
20.12.2019
Our Pick for April 2020 Marmot Minimalist Jacket The Gore-Tex construction of this Marmot jacket means it is both waterproof and breathable…
20.12.2019
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
16.12.2019
Our Pick for April 2020 Best Airbed for Home Use Sable Inflatable Bed Air Mattress with Built-in Electric Pump
13.12.2019
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
11.12.2019
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
09.12.2019
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
06.12.2019
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
06.12.2019
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
03.12.2019
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
02.12.2019
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
29.11.2019
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
29.11.2019
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
26.11.2019
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 -
25.11.2019
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
25.11.2019
Alison Hargreaves was a British female mountaineer, known for being the first woman to summit Everest unaided. Without a Sherpa team, and without bottled
22.11.2019
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
20.11.2019
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
19.11.2019
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
17.11.2019
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,
17.11.2019
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
15.11.2019
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
13.11.2019
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
12.11.2019
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
11.11.2019
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
07.11.2019
Everest, K2, Denali, The Eiger...you've probably heard of. How about Pumori, Khan Tengri, Ama Dablam and Nevado Huascarán? Climbing is physically and
05.11.2019
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
03.11.2019
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
02.11.2019
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
29.10.2019
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
28.10.2019
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
28.10.2019
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
26.10.2019
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
25.10.2019
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
25.10.2019
Recent deaths of alpinists once again raises questions over the dangerous pursuit of mountain climbing. An element of selfishness comes with the territory
25.10.2019
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
25.10.2019
  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
25.10.2019
When people think of adventuring in the great outdoors or tackling a blood-pumping hike, their minds typically wander to foreign destinations like Yosemite,
25.10.2019
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
17.10.2019
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
15.10.2019
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
15.10.2019
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
10.10.2019
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
07.10.2019
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'
05.10.2019
Almost two decades after his tragic demise, Alex Lowe’s body was finally discovered on the slopes of Shishapangma. Ranking among the most prominent
04.10.2019
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
03.10.2019
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.