The action-packed May 2012 edition of Trek & Mountain is on sale now, featuring mountain adventures from around the world – from the Alps to the Himalayas.
The trekking peak Stok Kangri (6153m) takes centre-stage in our cover feature on trekking in the Ladakh region in the Indian Himalaya. This challenging, but achievable, peak is a great objective for trekkers and hillwalkers, while closer to home we choose 10 alpine 4000m peaks that can be tackled with just some basic mountaineering skills (and a guide). We hear from a reader who recently completed Bhutan’s tough Lunana Snowman trek, and we interview the super-talented climber Matt Helliker on his epic climb last year on Alaska’s Mt Hunter.
This issue’s massive kit section has a focus on footwear, with Group Tests of 2-3 season boots – perfect for summer walking in the UK and trekking in warmer climes overseas – and approach shoes that’ll take you on rock as well as the trail, plus a round-up of some the best socks currently on the market. Elsewhere in the issue, we attend an avalanche training course in Chamonix, we look at the high-altitude conditions HAPE and HACE, and we find out what it takes to become a high mountain guide.
Sounds like a great issue, right?! To get your hands on a copy you can either buy it in WHSmith and other quality newsagents – CLICK HERE to find your nearest stockist – or you can buy a copy online at the Trek & Mountain Shop and enjoy free delivery – CLICK HERE to grab your copy. Happy reading!