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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to climb Western Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc? Here’s everything you need to know.
Nepal may look small on a map, but its mountainous and hilly terrain, poor road quality and mountainous airstrips make getting around more of a challenge than many travellers realise. Here are a few important tips to remember when travelling around Nepal, whether by road or air.
There is perhaps not a more important choice when trekking Kilimanjaro than the route you choose. A detailed breakdown of each route will help you make the right decision and avoid the pitfalls that I fell into. Here’s a snapshot of each of the routes to help you along your way…
The Triglav National Park is one of the oldest ones in Europe and it spans mostly the eastern part of the Julian Alps. The highest peak of the massif – Triglav (2864m) is a national symbol and a challenge for every climber. However, many other 2000-metre high peaks are a source of pleasure for every traveller.
Our open-to-all trips are suitable for anyone with a love for the great outdoors and a thirst for exploration, as long as you’ll be happy hiking, cycling or paddling for a few hours a day, you won’t find these any bother at all, quite the opposite. If that sounds like you, then here are twelve adventures that fit the bill, what’s more, none of them require more than a few days off work. A double whammy.
If you found yourself at the end of 2018 kicking yourself that you didn’t do more, just didn’t get round to it, work, life got in the way – we hear you. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With a bit of savvy advance planning, and bit more time invested in you, you can ensure that 2019 is rammed to the rafters with weekend adventures.
5 adventures from our active adventure collection that have peaked our collective curiosity here at HQ. From learning to freedive, to scrambling through a remote wadi in the Omanian desert, these are the trips for those who thrive on doing things their mates haven’t even thought of.
If you follow us on Instagram then you’ve already seen that 2018 was one helluva year here at Much Better Adventures, made all the better by our awesome community. In celebration, here’s just a snapshot of what happened – this is Much Better Adventures through your eyes.
Need an adventure ASAP? We’ve rounded up all the trips running in the next few months that still have a few slots open on them. Join good people on a proper adventure, and get your 2019 off to a flyer!
You’re going to do things differently in 2019, aren’t you? Treat 2019 like a blank canvas of exciting possibilities. Go on more adventures. Be more adventurous. Make the next 365 days of your life the best 365 days you’ve ever had.
If you’ve found yourself wondering what your resolution will be this year, we have some humble advice for you. Forgo the self-punishing gym regimes. Resist the doomed desire to cut back on carbs, and instead get outside, away from the sweaty crowds and have an adventure.
If you’re looking for a real challenge to get your teeth into this year, here are twelve adventures that have got us dreaming at HQ.
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.
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.
Much Better Adventurer, Yvonne Palme, scoped out our rafting, kayaking and hiking adventure in Albania and shared a few of her photos with us.
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.
Much Better Adventurer, Zoe Dutton, walks us through her weekend adventure sea kayaking and wild camping in Greece. She told us about singing songs over the campfire, exploring electric-blue caves and camping on the deserted islands of the Western Greek Ionian Coastline, mountains of Feta included.
Much Better Adventurer, Arlene Mansoor, volunteered to scope out our sea kayaking and wild camping trip in the Pakri Islands of Estonia. She comically talks us through her Baltic adventure, from navigational struggles and liberating sauna experiences to forgotten campfire conversations and sunset tractor rides.
We all know that running is good for you, both physically and mentally, and that marathons, fun runs, and everything in between, raise substantial amounts of money for amazing causes worldwide. They raise awareness, bring people together and inspire millions to slip into their running shoes, all whilst doing good things for others.
We caught up with Geordie Stewart, author of ‘In Search of Sisu: A Path to Contentment Via the Highest Point on Every Continent’. He opened up about being the youngest Brit to reach the ‘Seven Summits’, his battles with mental health and about the Finnish concept of ‘Sisu’.
Much Better Tester, Ryan Birnie, went to scope out our SUP trip on the Wild Ring of Kerry. He returned with a tan, a pocketful of photos and even some words to go with.