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The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

20 Feb 2019 · Peter Aylmer

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he shares his preparation and planning process for his hard-won place on the TGO Challenge 2019.

Looking past the village of Tejeda from Monte Constantino

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A winter camino... On Gran Canaria

10 Feb 2019 · Paddy Dillon

After finding the summer heat insufferable on his first trip along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Paddy Dillon decided to try a cooler alternative on Gran Canaria.

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

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Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

2 Feb 2019 · Giles Story

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge, Giles Story has produced this need-to-know guide.

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Trekking the Nordkalottleden: more reindeer than trekkers

20 Jan 2019

Scandinavia is the ideal place for immersing yourself in a natural and vast wilderness, a place where you can walk for days without coming across a town or a street. And it's up in the north, beyond the polar circle, where Scandinavia is at its best. Matteo Ragno tells us about a trip he enjoyed.

We explored the ruins; walked among the crumbling walls

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A forgotten castle in Northern Cyprus

23 Dec 2018 · Nike Werstroh

While exploring the trails in Northern Cyprus, a forgotten castle in the Kyrenia Range grabbed the attention of Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig, and a narrow trail begged to be explored.

The Uig Hills seen from Ardroil

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Helicopter Rescue in the Hebrides

19 Dec 2018 · Peter Edwards

A routine walk on the Isle of Lewis turned into a terrifying experience for Peter Edwards and some visiting friends when one of them fell 200ft off a cliff. It could have been a fatal accident, but for the commitment and bravery of the emergency services.

15 Pangong Lake Panorama Made Of 15 A And 15 B

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Ladakh: beyond the Khardung La

16 Dec 2018 · Siân Pritchard-Jones,Bob Gibbons

The long-forbidden lands north of the Khardung La were beyond the wildest dreams of Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons when they first met in 1983 in Leh, Ladakh. Now easily accessible, this area, nestling in the shadow of the Himalaya and the Karakoram, hides many startling secrets and is dotted with magical monasteries that reveal a fascinating culture.

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Crossing Bhutan's Lunana plateau ​on the Snowman Trek

15 Dec 2018 · Heather McNeice

In October 2013, Heather McNeice and her friend Krista set off to trek 240km across the Lunana plateau in Bhutan, following the Snowman Trek route. After a wet and muddy start, they enjoyed sunshine, clear skies and stunning Himalayan views. They were blissfully unaware that Cyclone Phalin was bearing down on the east coast of India, causing havoc with the weather in the eastern Himalayas and...

A couple of my New Forest walking companions

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My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: ‘There is no road, the road is made by walking’

12 Dec 2018 · Anne Sheehan

Anne Sheehan tells the story of her long-distance walk through England, from Sheffield to Portsmouth. This is the first stage of Anne's homemade English Camino from her doorstep on the edge of the Peak District to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. Partly planned, partly spontaneous and 100% enjoyable!

Otley Bridge over the River Wharfe

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The Cromwell Way – A walk through the English Civil War

5 Dec 2018 · Nick Burton

Nick Burton retraces the route Oliver Cromwell and his troops took from Yorkshire to Lancashire in 1648 to take part in the Battle of Preston. Along the way he explores the historical significance of places passed and how they have changed.

Mid-winter afternoon sun over the Telemark, north of Rjukan on the Hardangervidda plateau.

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Sub-zero on the Telemark: Iceclimbing and other activities in Norway

2 Dec 2018 · Ali Rowsell

Rjukan in Norway is the ultimate winter outdoor adventure location, offering plentiful opportunities to explore and participate in the range of activities on its doorstep. Ali Rowsell suggests some things to do when you're sub-zero on the Telemark.

Ben Holt and Sallie O’Connor descend the Unterer Theodulgletscher below the Matterhorn

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Celebrating Fifty Years... The Zermatt Safari

1 Dec 2018 · Bill O'Connor

Bill O’Connor remembers a trip to ski-safari paradise Zermatt. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.

Looking past the ‘painted rocks’ south of Toubkal in the early evening

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Celebrating Fifty Years... Exploring Morocco's Anti-Atlas

30 Nov 2018 · Jonathan Williams

Jonathan looks back on a particularly memorable trip to the mountains of Morocco with his son (and excellent rescuer) Joe Williams. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.

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Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc with my dad

28 Nov 2018 · Kat Davis

My dad’s a keen hiker and it has always been a dream of mine for us to hike together somewhere in the world. However, the logistics were always tricky; he lives in Australia and has only recently retired and I live in England. So, when he said yes to hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc together this year, I was over the moon (and nervous)!

Cirque De Salazie

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Hiking in the cirques, l'île de La Réunion

14 Nov 2018 · Alex Stearn

When Réunion was suggested to Alex and Alice Stearn as a honeymoon destination, it didn’t take all that much googling to see that it was the sort of place the couple would like. The arrival of the maps from Stanfords only confirmed this – they’d never seen so many contours…

Klöster Säben on a hilltop above Klausen

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The Keschtnweg: A chestnut walk in northern Italy

10 Nov 2018

With few English-language guides to the area, and in the spirit of pioneering lesser-known paths, Kevin Thomas describes the Eisacktal chestnut path – Keschtnweg – in South Tyrol to try to get the antennae of other hikers twitching.

The end in sight, Mount Sonder looms in the distance

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Hiking the Larapinta Trail

4 Nov 2018 · Simon Whitmarsh,Andrew Mok

Marsupials and mountains, desert walking, true wilderness and tough hiking. Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok introduce the Larapinta Trail, 234km across the red centre of Australia.

Wonder Lake

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Wilderness amid the crowds in Alaska

3 Nov 2018 · Christine Gordon

Christine Gordon went on a trip of a lifetime travelling through Alaska in search of solitude and the remote and wild beauty it is famous for, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

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Trekking in the Parc Nacional D’Aigüestortes in the Spanish Pyrenees

28 Oct 2018 · Clive Darley

When Clive and Jennifer Darley were invited by their colleagues Kath and Simon to join them for a trek through the Spanish Pyrenees, they accepted with enthusiasm. Simon is a gifted linguist who speaks Spanish, Catalan and French fluently. The quid pro quo was that they have over 50 years’ trekking experience. It seemed an ideal combination.

Walk 1 06 The Giants' Causeway with tourists

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Walking among legends in Northern Ireland

27 Oct 2018 · Natalie Simpson

A wise man once said you should never let the truth get in the way of a good story – and who should know better than those master storytellers the Irish. Cicerone’s Natalie Simpson recounts two of her favourite walks in East Ulster, the land of fantasy and myth.

Leaving The Refugio Josep Maria Blanc Behind On Day Four Banner

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Hiking the Chariots of Fire trek in the Spanish Pyrenees

20 Oct 2018 · Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook battles against snow and broken boots in a world of twisted water, towering mountains and shattered stone as he takes on a challenging high mountain circular route in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, curiously named the Carros de Foc.

The classic view from the mainland

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Tackling the Sturrall of Donegal: game face required

14 Oct 2018 · Peter Walker

South western Donegal has the most extraordinary coastline in all these islands, and the incredible headland of the Sturrall is probably its most extraordinary feature. Wondering if it might fit the bill as ‘Ireland’s Inaccessible Pinnacle’, Peter Walker paid it a visit.