Latest Issue

The current issue of Trek & Mountain is the Mar/Apr 2019 edition, and this is available to buy in newsagents, by mail order at Select Magazines or as a download via the Trek & Mountain app.

For a full description of this edition’s contents, keep scrolling! 

FEATURES

Ed Hillary: History at the top of the World
In this extract from a new biography of Sir Edmund Hillary by Michael Gill, history beckons as Hillary and Tenzing head off from the South Col to the summit of Everest…

Cover Feature: Everest in a Flash
As a new type of rapid-ascent expedition uses technology and tactics to shorten the time needed to summit Everest, one of its proponents Lukas Furtenbach explains how it compromises neither safety nor ethics

The Interview: Kev Shields
Challenges found in the mountains helped Scottish climber Kev Shields overcome bullying, disability and depression – and today he is still pushing as hard as ever

7 Summits on 2 Planks

In 2007, Swede Martin Letzter became one of only a handful of people to have skied the Seven Summits – Isabel M. Eidhamar talks to him about the experience

GEAR

First Look: Hilleberg Allak 3
Chris Kempster tests out the new 3-person version of Hilleberg’s popular geodesic tent, the Allak

Group Test: Three-Season Boots
With warmer weather on the way, Jon Doran tests out 10 of the best three-season walking boots on the market to see which ones are deserving of your cash

Tested:Petzl Meteor 

Will Harris tests out the updated version of Petzl’s popular Meteor helmet, which is now suitable for ski touring too

Tested: Deuter Exosphere 0 degrees

Jon Doran slips into Deuter’s latest synthetic sleeping bag, which features added stretch

Tested: GSi Microlite Flask

Jon Doran warms up with two insulated flasks from GSi

Tested: La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme

Chris Kempster gets tooled up for ice climbing with La Sportiva’s latest boots

Tested: Asolo Greenwood GV 

Jon Doran heads into the Peak District hills to test out Asolo’s stylish new walking boots

Six of the Best: Ropes

Will Harris chooses six different ropes for six different activities

SKILLS & ADVICE

Knowledge: How to navigate overseas
Dan Goodwin gives some pointers on how to find your way around abroad, when you don’t have the luxury of OS maps

Training Days: Walking awards, part 1
Al Halewood take a look at the range of walking awards available from Mountain 
Training and who they are suitable for

Kitcare part 4: Wool and synthetics
Ryan Waters continues his kitcare series with some advice on looking after wool and synthetic baselayers and softshells

PLUS!
Win one of two Primus OmniLite Ti multi-fuel stove kits worth £280 each