Choosing a hiking destination in Italy can be like choosing a ‘coffee’ bar in Amsterdam, a castle to visit in Scotland or a sauna in Sweden – with so many options, it can all get a little bit overwhelming and you’re likely not to be disappointed with your choice! Luckily,
The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada and boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Almost every day thru-hikers enter a new environment and experience the stunning natural diversity that exists. From the dry and windy deserts of Southern California to the lush and forested slopes of
Viewing the summit-shots of successful mountaineers, we could be forgiven for thinking there’s not much to the art of mountaineering other than healthy levels of strength, stamina, fitness, courage and, of course, a good beard. Above, however, we have chosen our words very carefully, for mountaineering is indeed an ‘art’
Whatever pursuits we turn our hands to in life, as beginners the chances of making mistakes are exceedingly high. Climbing and mountaineering are no exception to this rule, only the potential consequences of our errors in either of these high-risk activities are considerably more severe than in most others. While
The Matterhorn. Just say the name and your mind is likely to conjure all sorts of tales from its treasury of climbing mythology – accompanied, no doubt, by an image of what might just be the most iconic mountain in the world. Skewering the Valais and Valtournenche skyline with its
For the avid hiker, spring-time means it’s time to get outside and hit the trails! With the snow melting, milder temperatures and alpine flowers, it’s the ideal time to explore the wilderness in the western United States. So, to help you plan your first of the seasons adventures, here are
Somewhere between the Appalachian and the Rocky Mountains lies the Midwest: an area of serene beauty, unpredictable weather, and hiking destinations that rival any in the continental U.S. In the upper Midwest, you’ll find thick forests full of wildlife and, in the warm season, complete with a lush green landscape.
For generations, mankind has fought the elements and has learned to thrive in some of the harshest conditions thinkable. But even after all of the advances we’ve made in taming our environment, we still find ourselves dedicating our weekends to getting lost in the outdoors. Regardless of whether you’re an
There are many ways to get around when you leave the pavement behind, but the MTT-136 has to be one of the most unique and maybe even the most versatile. The electric sled is like none other, providing a level of simplicity that makes the machine a work of genius.
Just because someone is in a wheelchair or otherwise is limited in their ability to move does not mean they can no longer go to remote or rugged places. Take for example in the awesome video below. Even when climbing aboard a Jeep or other 4×4 vehicles isn’t possible, there