Fastpacking

Multi-day running adventures: tips, stories and route ideas

By Lily Dyu

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.

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Fastpacking route ideas in England, Scotland, Wales, Europe and Nepal. Inspiring stories of multi-day running adventures in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
ISBN
9781852849573
Availability
Published
Published
16 Oct 2018
Edition
First
Pages
200
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.2cm
Weight
220g
  • Overview

    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.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    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
    Safety
    How to get started
    What to take
    Clothing
    Footwear
    Food
    Tips for staying happy and healthy
    Inspiration: Stories from the world of multi-day running
    A Pennine passage
    Solo in the Sierras
    Fishermen’s friends
    To the lighthouse
    Hut-to-hut on high, wild trails
    Roman run
    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
    United Kingdom
    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
    Europe
    Route 9 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
    Route 10 Dolomites Alta Via 1
    Route 11 Alpine Pass Route
    Asia
    Route 12 Manaslu Mountain Trail Race

    Appendix A Further information and reading
    Appendix B Gear list

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