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MacLeod team triumphs in Norway

19th December 2011 | 0 comments

A team of four climbers led by Dave MacLeod has just returned from a successful trip to Kvaloya in northern Norway as part of the Gore-Tex Experience Tour. The team included competition winners Helena Robinson and Julia Snihur, as well as Donald King and filmmaker Paul Diffley. Inspired by a newly-produced guidebook to the area, the team set themselves an …

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Issue 23 – December 2011

20th November 2011 | 0 comments

The John Muir Trail, the Haute Route, training for Antarctica, Scottish Winter Skills course, down jackets and 4-season sleeping bags on test, and much more in the December 2011 edition of Trek & Mountain… The John Muir Trail Mark Richardson recounts his 14-day ‘thru hike’ through California’s stunning Sierra Nevada range Training for Antarctica We catch up with the British …

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Issue 22 – November 2011

1st November 2011 | 0 comments

Trekking in Peru, hiking Norway’s Mt Skala, French guides training week, alpine skills part 1, Everestmax expedition and much more in the November 2011 edition of Trek & Mountain…

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Adele aims for 8000ers

19th October 2011 | 0 comments

Leading high altitude mountaineer Adele Pennington has recently unveiled plans to become the first British woman to summit every 8,000m peak in the world, as well as taking in the Seven Summits, four of which she has already conquered, with just Aconcagua, Mt Elbrus and Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid left to go. Pennington already holds a world record for being the …

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Issue 21 – October 2011

4th October 2011 | 0 comments

Highs of South East Asia, Iceland’s Westfjords, Tour du Monte Rosa, IFMGA mountain guides, Introduction to Alpinism, and much more in the October 2011 edition of Trek & Mountain…

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Interview: Conrad Anker

28th September 2011 | 0 comments

Was George Mallory the first man to summit Everest? Mountaineer Conrad Anker talks to Bethan Williams about how he retraced Mallory’s fateful 1924 climb in a quest for answers… In 1999 renowned American mountaineer Conrad Anker made a discovery that reverberated around the globe. High in Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’ he found the body of George Mallory – 75 years …

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Interview: Kenton Cool

4th August 2011 | 0 comments

Having recently achieved his ninth (yup, ninth) summit of Everest, Kenton Cool tells Trek & Mountain how he got to the top of the guiding game, and what the future holds… Having successfully summited Mount Everest for the ninth time last month, Kenton Cool now holds the British world record for the most ascents of the world’s highest mountain. But …

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Interview: Mick Fowler

28th May 2011 | 0 comments

The ‘mountaineers’ mountaineer’ Mick Fowler talks to Trek & Mountain about his recent expedition to China’s Tien Shan range and his love of climbing… Over the last 30 years, Mick Fowler has established himself as one of Britain’s foremost climbers and mountaineers, having forged new and bold routes on everything from British sea stacks, chalk cliffs and ice walls to …