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Ultimate gifts for trekkers and mountaineers!

11th December 2015 | 0 comments

Find the perfect gift for the trekker or mountaineer in your life with the Trek & Mountain Festive Gift Guide…   MONTANE HI-Q LUXE JACKET £170 Montane’s brand new Hi-Q Luxe  Jacket delivers lightweight, highly compressible micro baffle mountain insulation to handle winter’s toughest challenges. It uses new, innovative PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Luxen which blends millions of water repellent PrimaLoft ultra- fine …

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Top 100 Treks poll and competition!

11th November 2015 | 0 comments

Vote for your favourite treks for a chance to win a dream trekking holiday to Nepal, courtesy of World Expeditions! Everest Base Camp? Kilimanjaro? Appalachian Trail? Tour du Mont Blanc? What IS the best trek in the world? That’s the million-dollar question we are aiming to answer with the launch of our first ever Top 100 Treks poll, where YOU decide …

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Is Social Media killing adventure?

9th October 2015 | 0 comments

Is the popularity of Facebook, Twitter et al a good or bad thing for the outdoors? Sophie Nicholson investigates…   When Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesen made the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in Yosemite in January this year, they succeeded in making more than just climbing history. Over the course of 19 days spent on the wall, …

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Competition: Meet Ueli Steck and win his Mountain Hardwear Torsun Jacket!

5th November 2014 | 3 comments.

How would you like to interview one of the biggest ever mountaineering stars? You could also walk away wearing the jacket he uses and a couple of tickets to the Kendal Mountain Festival! Ueli Steck, one of the greatest alpinists alive today, invites you to lunch! Well-known for his almost unbelievable speed ascent of Annapurna’s legendary South Face in only …

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Competition: 3 SteriPEN Ultras to be won!

15th July 2013 | 0 comments

The Ultra is one of the newest additions in the range of award-winning water purifiers from SteriPEN, and the UK distributors Whitby & Co have kindly given us three Ultras to give away to Trek & Mountain readers! The SteriPEN Ultra features an easy-to-use display which ‘smiles’ when water is safe to drink. It includes an internal battery that can …

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Routes: Aconcagua

24th December 2012 | 0 comments

Jim Ryan outlines the main trekking routes on Aconcagua As with any mountain, there are numerous routes up Aconcagua. The majority are categorised as extremely difficult, but there are two routes that require minimal technical expertise (i.e. they can be trekked) – the Normal Route and the Vacas Valley. The Normal Route is shorter by at least two days than …

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Kilimanjaro Shira and Lemosho

1st July 2012 | 1 comment.

Henry Stedman discusses the two routes that cross the centre of the Shira Plateau The Shira Plateau and Lemosho routes (6-8 days each) run from west to east across the centre of the Shira Plateau towards the Kibo summit. The Shira Plateau route is the original plateau trail though it is seldom used these days; much of it is now …

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Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

23rd March 2012 | 0 comments

The Marangu is the traditional route up Kili, and has its own advantages and disadvantages… The Marangu Route is the oldest trail and has always been a very popular route. It is also the only ascent trail where camping is not necessary – indeed not allowed – with trekkers sleeping in dormitory huts along the way (which makes it the …