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The current issue of Trek & Mountain is the May/Jun 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

Great British Mountain Days: Outside Edge and the Nantlle Ridge
Alun Richardson follows in the footsteps of climbing pioneer John Menlove Edwards on this Great British Mountain Day on the Nantlle Ridge in Snowdonia, North Wales…

Cover Feature: Your First Alpine North Face
Kingsley Jones explains why north faces aren’t just the preserve of elite mountaineers, and introduces 10 north face routes in the Alps that, with a little experience, you could consider trying…

Quest into the Unknown
He invented the sit harness, and was in the team that made the first British ascent of the Troll Wall – in an extract from his new autobiography, ‘Quest into the Unknown’, Tony Howard describes travelling through the Western Ghats in India…

British Alpinism: The Next Generation
British alpinism is alive and well, with a younger generation of climbers putting up, or repeating, hard alpine routes around the world – Will Harris profiles some of the most active characters, and also gives a nod to the ‘old timers’ who are still doing great things…

GEAR

First Look: Lowe Alpine Altus 42:47
Jon Doran tests out an all-round mountain pack that’ll work as a daysack but has enough capacity and comfort for multi-day adventures too…

Group Test: Lightweight Backpacking Sacks
In this month’s Group Test, we check out 12 lightweight packs between 45L and 60L that are suited to long days in the trail over multiple days

Tested: Gregory Miwock 12
A versatile, low-capacity multi-sport pack with a twist in the form of an adjustable back – but how does it perform?

Tested: Rab Kinetic Alpine Jacket
A new softshell jacket that offers excellent breathability and waterproofness – have Rab discovered the Holy Grail?

Tested: Patagonia Capilene Cool Lightweight Tee
The latest Capilene tech baselayer with Polygiene odour control

Tested: Leki Black Series Micro Vario Carbon Poles
Seriously light carbon trekking poles with a clever locking system

Six of the Best: Stoves
Gas, multi-fuel, solid fuel… we pick out six different stoves for six different occasions

SKILLS & ADVICE

Knowledge: What is an IFMGA Guide?
What is an IFMGA guide, when do you need one, and how do you become one? James Thacker has the answers…

Training Days: Walking Awards, part 2
Glenmore Lodge’s Al Halewood explains the role of the Lowland Leader and discusses the skills you need to become one

Workshop: Kitcare, part 5 – Tents 
It’s your home from home and a vital piece of kit to keep you safe in the mountains – Ryan Waters continues his series with some advice on looking after your tent

REGULARS

Trailhead
Our action-packed front section, including: Leading alpinists killed in the Canadian Rockies (8), Expedition News (12), Gadget of the Month (12), Talks & Events (14), Books & Films (16) and more

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Back Issues
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Next Month
A sneak peak inside the next edition of Trek & Mountain

Peak Profile: Nanga Parbat
Our potted guide to Pakistan’s infamous ‘killer mountain’, scene of recent dramatic rescues