Mountain Adventures

Ski touring, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing, rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, mountaineering, via ferratas and scrambling in destinations around the world

Approaching The Notch On The Infamous Yr Esgair Foel Goch

Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the classic texts in outdoor pursuits.

Cycling through the Atacama desert

Travelling solo: a female long-distance cyclist’s reflections

In the final article in the series, around-the-world adventure cyclist Cressida Allwood describes her journey from the solo female traveller perspective. She tells us about some tough encounters and outlines her preparation for the solo trip.

Snowboard Touring Vanoise

An overnight off-piste adventure in the Vanoise

Earlier this year James, Dave and Paul ventured out to Val d’Isère to try some backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The lads from High Wycombe climb a summit, ski and board perfect powder snow and stay in a mountain hut. Dave also falls off a ski lift.

Ski touring in the Dolomites

Ski touring and snowshoeing in the Dolomites – Favourite routes

James Rushforth, author of the new Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites guidebook selects two of his favourite routes for adventures in the mountains of the Italian Alps.

Flamingoes In Chile Salar De Surire

Staying mentally strong and motivated on long distance bike tours

In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.

Mountain running in Romania

Mountain running in Romania's Făgăraş

The Făgăraş mountains of Romania's Carpathian mountains might be one of Europe's best kept secrets. Here you will find hundreds of kilometres of easy to moderate ridge walking and scrambling and a network of excellent mountain huts, known as cabannas.

Trekking the GR10 with a hammock

Lightweight Hammock Camping

Looking for lightweight camping gear? Have you considered using a hammock for your next trek? Long distance walker Mark Houghton describes how you can make your own to use on your next trekking adventure.


Climbing Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco

A quick weekend getaway to reach the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco's Atlas mountains. The route is normally easy, but is at high altitude and prone to bad weather.


Marvellous Mercantouring

A seven day ski tour in the Mercantour National Park in France, staying in Mountain huts along the way. Tania Noakes, a qualified British Mountain Guide, describes her expedition.

Italian Dolomites

Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites

Climbing the via ferrata Delle Scalette in the Italian Dolomites in the Cortina d'Ampezzo region, close to the Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen.)