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12 Weekend Adventures to Fuel Your 2019 Late May Bank Holiday

If you’re itching for your next adventure, why not scratch it with a trip out into the wild this May. From rafting remote rivers to kayaking and wild-camping on uninhabited islands, the late May bank holiday offers the perfect chance to get away whilst preserving your...

12 Action-Packed Adventures for the 2019 August Bank Holiday

Easy does it or a full-on sweat factory – whatever you’re into, there’s an adventure with your name on it. There’s also a juicy bank holiday coming up in August (24th - 26th) that will let you do it all whilst preserving your precious annual leave. So whether you're...

12 Adventures over the Early May Bank Holiday 2019

Adventure – for some it’s seeing how late they can cut it before leaving for work, for others, it’s facing a daunting summit or surfing the perfect break. If that sounds more like you, then there’s a long weekend coming up in early May (4-6th) that offers the perfect...

13 Adventure Ideas this Easter Bank Holiday 2019

You might be at work, but that doesn’t mean you’re not thinking about your next adventure. Fortunately, with the long Easter weekend coming up (Fri 19th April - Mon 22nd April) you can do more than just think – you could be swapping the creme eggs for some serious...

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Are You Ready for the Backcountry?

Are You Ready for the Backcountry?

So, you’ve been skiing for a few years now on a variety of different ski holidays, and you feel confident throwing yourself down red pistes in the resort. It’s a lot of fun and you enjoy zooming past all the slower skiers, but you’re hungry for something a bit different, something new, something more exciting. You crave to go further afield and you keep looking up at the surrounding peaks in the distance. What would it be like to ski over there, and more importantly, how do you get there?

The Beginner’s Guide to Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc

If trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc is not already high on your bucket list of treks to nail this year then it most definitely should be. Right up there with the likes of Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit and Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash trek, but much closer to home, the Tour du Mont Blanc is among the most iconic multi-day treks in the world, and for very good reason.

10 Must-Climb Volcanoes Around the World

The idea of climbing a volcano has a bit of an Indiana Jones air to it – jumping over streams of running lava, dodging flying rocks. We’ve scoped out some of the best volcanoes to climb around the world. They range from challenging ascents for serious climbers to easier hikes that any fit traveller can attempt.

10 Frequently Asked Questions About The Northern Lights

There are two types of Northern Lights in the world. The kind that are on every free spirit’s bucket list, and the ones they put on in Blackpool every year. No shade on the northern seaside town but I think we can all agree, right here right now, that recounting the time you went on an Arctic Circle adventure is a better story for the pub than telling people that you went to that place where they sometimes film Strictly.

5 Unmissable Treks in the Indian Himalaya

The Himalaya spans from far-northern India to far-eastern (and beyond). The high peaks and their foothills appear in twelve states and include barren high-altitude plateaus, snowy massifs, alpine forests, steamy jungle, and more. The Indian Himalaya is diverse, wild in parts, and extremely beautiful. Perfect territory for some multi-day treks, and offering something for almost every kind of trekker. Here are some of the best.

11 Tips for Hiking in Sub Zero Conditions

Hiking in the cold is also different to hiking in the freezing cold. We’re talking about the times when the temperature drops sub-zero, and sometimes, when it’s a good 20 or 30 degrees Celsius lower than that. Think icicles, troublesome snot and frozen waterfalls – the days when all of those three things can actually amalgamate into one. These tips will not only serve you well for a hiking trip in the coldest of cold, but equally any sub-zero adventure that sees you exposed to the extreme cold or snow for sustained periods of time. 

The World’s 10 Best Accessible Summits to Climb

Nobody ever said climbing a mountain was easy (and you shouldn’t believe them if they do). But some peaks are far more accessible and manageable than others. If you’re fit, have trekking experience, and are prepared to sweat, really sweat, there are a number of mountains around the world with attainable peaks. Here are ten mighty mountains that might just be within your reach.

The 7 Best Places to Go Hiking in Slovenia

Slovenia may be one of the smallest countries in the Balkans but it is teeming with thousands of kilometres of hiking routes – with trails ranging from super easy ambles to hectic via ferrata, and everything in between. Here’s our pick of the 7 best regions to go hiking in Slovenia.

35 Things You Should Consider Packing for Your Hiking Trip

There’s a fine line between being prepared and over-packing in any situation. But when it comes to packing for a long-distance trek or even just a challenging day hike, coming down on the wrong side of that line could potentially mean severe discomfort or even injury. We learnt the hard way… learn from our mistakes.

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6 Remote Destinations for a Digital Detox

There once was a time when you’d travel or head out on an adventure purely to soak up the experience. To live it. Build memories. Not spend the entire trip peering down the lens of an iPhone, fiddling about with Instagram and messaging your mates. It’s time to unplug. Here are 6 remote destinations to kick start your digital detox.

10 Weekend Adventures in the UK

For many, the United Kingdom is a cute and fluffy country where the most dangerous predators are the noble badger and marauding packs of Morris Dancers. Dig a little deeper, however, and you soon discover wild mountains, wilder waters and some of the most spectacular...

11 Challenging Weekend Adventures to Aspire To

For some, facing off against a mountain, or stomping over sketchy terrain on a multi-day trek can be hellish. For others, it’s the perfect way to spend a weekend – that’s why we divide our trips into four difficulty levels: Open-To-All, Active, Challenging and Tough. ...

11 Active Weekend Adventures for Busy People

If the thought of a beach holiday with a book and a warm beer fills you with dread, then you’re in the right place. Like us, you've set your sights a little higher. You want more adventure, want to see new things, meet new people, feel like you’ve actually achieved...

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Tearing Down the Tara River | A Photo Story

Every quarter we invite our crowd investors on an adventure to catch up and talk about plans afoot. Last summer we opted for Montenegro, and adventure photographer, Callum Thompson joined the party. Naturally, we asked him to share some of his epic shots from the trip and let us know what when down whilst he was there. This is his story…

Lessons from the Arctic | Dog Sledding in Norway

Our friend and Much Better Adventurer, Pete McEwan, recently returned from an epic 5-day hut-to-hut dog sledding expedition in the Arctic Circle. “City boy” Pete regales us with tales from his Arctic adventure, the joys of bonding with your pack, and the shame of coming a cropper 15-minutes in.

Why We’ve Partnered with Cool Earth

Ever since our inception, Much Better Adventures has been on a mission to conserve and protect the planet’s wild places. This is not some empty promise that we shine a light on once in a while to make ourselves feel better about actively partaking in the travel industry, it’s serious stuff, and we don’t take it lightly, not one jot.

Guide to Choosing the Right Hiking Boots

Your hiking boots can make or break a trip. If you’re planning on going on a multi-day trek, you will be spending a lot of time with your boots. So it’s a good idea to get to know them well before you set off, and to choose wisely (or else you might find yourself, quite literally, in a whole heap of pain). Here’s our guide to help you choose the best hiking boots for you. 

How to Train for Your Next Big Trek

We’ve all got a closet hiker within us according to long-distance hiker and President of Ramblers Cymru, Will Renwick. Below he shares some of the valuable lessons he’s learnt on the trail about preparing for multi-day hiking adventures, and how to get you from the office chair into that fresh mountain air. 

Guaranteeing Happiness

Over the last few weeks, a few things have happened here at HQ that have got us thinking about whether we could guarantee the quality of our trips or not. I thought I’d share that process with you.