Rock On: Gear to Get You Climbing Outdoors
Inspired to climb outside this summer? This is the gear that will help you make the move onto rock.
Kit List: British Hillwalking Essentials
Heading to the hills for a fast-paced day hike or spending a weekend under canvas carrying everything you need, a venture into Britain's remote and rugged landscapes requires more than just a map and compass (although you need that, too). Here's our list of essential kit for taking on the British hills.
Inca trail trekking: complete kit list
The classic multi-day trek follows in the footsteps of South America’s ancient Incan Empire, taking hikers through the Andes from its stronghold in Cusco, Peru, to the forgotten city of Machu Picchu. The longer route passes through the ‘Sacred Valley’ and the ruins of Ollantaytambo, with heights peaking over 4,200m (this means that altitude sickness can be an issue). Here are some travel tips and the kit you’ll need to tackle the wet and humid cloud forest, daytime heat and cooler mountain camps of the Inca Trail.
Kit list part 2: Mont Blanc equipment
Part 2 of our Mont Blanc kit list, covering the equipment you'll need on the White Mountain.
Summer camping checklist
The key to summer camping is preparation. For a weekend of family campsite fun, weight is less of an issue, which means more space for the creature comforts. If you’re hiking solo for some remote bivvying, however, you’ll want to pack as lightweight and as minimalistic as possible. Here are the basics you’ll need for every camp, plus the luxuries if you’re not lugging a heavy backpack around.
The ultimate festival survival guide
Summer weather and weekend music festivals are made for each other. From the well-known Glastonbury and Reading, to smaller festivals such as Secret Garden Party and Lovebox, there are plenty to choose from in the UK alone.
But with worries of getting rained out and less than homely shower facilities, don’t let the idea of camping get you down. Whether you’re heading for a weekend of chilled out vibes or partying it up here is everything you need to know to survive camping this festival season.
UK Wild Camping Kit List and Rulebook
Sometimes, you've got to take a walk on the wild side - and camp there, too. For plenty of adventurers, wild camping is the ultimate escape into the outdoors, surrounded by nothing but the UK's most rugged landscapes. Here's what you need to pack for a night of wild camping, and the golden rules you need to follow.
Half term kids' ski & snowboard kit list
This Half Term, many of us will be heading to the slopes with the little ones or sending them away with school for some well-deserved fun in the snow. Whether your kids are ski or snowboard, make sure that they are toasty, dry and fully-protected, for maximum comfort and enjoyment on and off the mountain.
The ulitimate ultralight camping kit list
Would you believe us if we said that your complete weekend camping kit list, including your trekking rucksack, tent, and outdoor clothing, could weigh under 10kg? Probably not, but we’re here to prove it’s possible, just follow our ultimate camping kit lit for your next ultralight weekend adventure.
Seasonnaire Ski & Snowboard kit list
If you are a seasonnaire heading to the mountains to spend the coming winter months skiing and snowboarding in the Alps, don’t rely on the resorts to provide you with the clothing, footwear and equipment that you need.
Ueli Steck's Top 5 adventure essentials
Ueli Steck is a phenomenon, an unstoppable climbing machine to whom speed is everything and limits are boundless. He has perfected the art of minimalism when it comes to his kit, taking the concept of ‘fast and light’ to a whole new level as he summits some of the world’s most challenging climbs in just a matter of hours.
How To Store Your Winter Gear
Summer can be a tough time for your ski and snowboard setup if it’s not cared for and stored in the right way, and could leave you in for a nasty surprise when you next get out there. Here’s our expert guide to caring for your gear.
Kit list part 1: Mont blanc clothing
Part 1 of our Mont Blanc kit list, covering the clothing you'll need on the White Mountain.