Multi-day running adventures: tips, stories and route ideas
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Guidebook to fastpacking - multi-day running trips carrying the bare essentials - in the UK, Europe and beyond. The book introduces the concept through inspiring stories and tales from endurance legends such as Jez Bragg. Also includes 12 route ideas from bothy adventures to 'hut-hopping' trips, as well as practical tips and tricks.
- Fastpacking route ideas in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and Nepal. Inspiring stories of multi-day running adventures in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
- 12 route ideas in the UK, Europe and beyond - all tried and tested - including bothying, wild camping and hut hopping trips, ranging from easy to challenging.
Guidebook to fastpacking - multi-day running trips carrying the bare essentials - in the UK, Europe and beyond. Includes 12 route ideas (all tried and tested), fastpacking stories from around the world (featuring Jez Bragg, Anna Frost and Jasmin Paris), and invaluable tips and tricks to help you prepare for your own running adventure.
A summary of each route idea is provided, together with mapping and a gradient profile, as well as highlights, tips and 'tales from the trail'. Invaluable practical information is also included, covering everything you need to know to prepare and plan for a trip: training, accommodation options, safety, equipment, apparel, nutrition, hydration and more.
The route ideas and stories featured showcase an impressive range of fastpacking opportunities, both in the UK and abroad. From mountain hut hopping trips, bothy discovery tours and wild camping expeditions, the inspirational tales and selected trails are guaranteed to entice 'everyday' runners to try their hand at a multi-day journey, be it in the Brecon Beacons, Bhutan or beyond.
Welcome to the world of fastpacking
How fit do I need to be?
How do I train for fastpacking?
The different styles of fastpacking
Where to stay
Where should I go fastpacking?
Key considerations when choosing a route
How to get started
What to take
Tips for staying happy and healthy
Inspiration: Stories from the world of multi-day running
A Pennine passage
Solo in the Sierras
To the lighthouse
Hut-to-hut on high, wild trails
The fastpack journals
A great British adventure
In the Land of the Thunder Dragon
Following in the footsteps of spring
On the way
Seven go running
Routes: Twelve tried-and-tested fastpacking routes
Route 1 Brecon Beacons
Route 2 Snowdonia
Route 3 South Downs Way
Route 4 Dartmoor
Route 5 Cumbria Way
Route 6 Wainwright’s Coast to Coast
Route 7 West Highland Way
Route 8 Knoydart
Route 9 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
Route 10 Dolomites Alta Via 1
Route 11 Alpine Pass Route
Route 12 Manaslu Mountain Trail Race
Appendix A Further information and reading
Appendix B Gear list
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