Category: Feature

Skills: Winter Walker to Winter Climber β†’

If you’ve ventured into the winter hills more than once or twice, you’ll have seen winter climbers: men and women with short, bent-shaft ice axes strapped to their packs, marching at speed up to the North Face of Ben Nevis or into the Northern Corries. Are they mad? Perhaps – but if you’re winter climbing curious too, here’s a primer for the winter walker who dreams of more vertical challenges.

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The Haute Route Pyrenees: Field Notes

Lacs de Barroude, Pyrenees

In the August 2017 issue of The Great Outdoors, you’ll find my latest backpacking feature, entitled Chased by Storms. Here’s the lowdown on my route through the Pyrenees along with some extra photos and notes.

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