How Long Does It Take to Climb Ben Nevis

How Long Does It Take to Climb Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles with a summit of 1,345 metres (4,413 ft) above sea level. The summit is the highest land in any direction for 459 miles (739 km). The mountain is also a very popular destination with hikers attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents each year with climbers looking …

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Gear: Garmin eTrex 32x Handheld GPS Navigator Review

Garmin eTrex 32x Handheld GPS Navigator Review

Without a GPS device, it is nearly impossible to successfully complete a smooth hiking trip. In earlier days, hikers used to carry paper maps and compasses to find there way around the countryside, however since the introduction of GPS units into the market in the early 90’s, taking a handheld GPS unit with you into …

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Gear: Osprey Kestrel 46/48 Rucksack Review

Gear Osprey Kestrel 4648 Rucksack Review

The Osprey Kestrel 48 Rucksack has been designed for what I call off-beat travel plans. Basically, its the perfect backpack to step out onto hidden trails for a hike, while carrying your hiking and camping gear. The problem with off-beat trails is you never know how long you’re going to be out for on hills. …

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Gear Review: Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack Review (Men’s)

Gear Review: Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack Review (Men's)

One of the best large, men’s, camping backpacks on the market today is the Gregory Baltoro 75 backpack. It’s a brilliant backpack that allows you to stuff all your essential camping gear into a rucksack and put the entire load on your back with ease. The bag comes with a premium price, but a premium …

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Gear Review: Gossamer Gear The One Review

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear The One Review

Lightweight tents are the rage in 2020 as they have so many uses. Gone are the day when you either pack a daypack and head out for a walk knowing that you’ll return that same day. In this day, it’s possible to take “just in case” backpacks where you pack enough supplies for a couple …

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Expert Advice: How To Stretch Leather Boots

How To Stretch Leather Boots

Leather is a fantastic material for hiking boots, but it does come with some drawbacks. I have a pair of older leather walking boots that I’ve had for twenty years. They’re comfortable, waterproof and very protective, but they weren’t always that way.When you first buy a pair of leather boots, you’ll notice that leather is …

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Gear Review: Garmin Oregon 750T Handheld GPS Review

Gear Review: Garmin Oregon 750T Handheld GPS Review

If adventure is in your blood, then a handheld GPS device should always be in your backpack to stop you getting lost, while allowing you to navigate your route in the countryside. For handheld devices, Garmin have the monopoly. While there are other handheld GPS models on the market, non compare to what Garmin provide. …

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