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Walking Glen Coe – The Iconic Aonach Eagach Ridge

High above the valley of Glen Coe is the razor-sharp ridge of Aonach Eagach; it is over 3km of serrated edges, spiky pinnacles, and...

Crib Goch – One of Britain’s Greatest Ridges

Crib Goch was where it all started for me. I was 13 or 14 years old and staying in North Wales on a summer...

Yanar Dag, The Burning Mountain of Azerbaijan

A place I have travelled to before but now wanted to explore a little more deeply. Yanar Dag, translated as burning mountain. Situated not...

Via Ferrata in the Dolomites

I’m walking along a small ledge, about a metre or so wide. To my right is a steep slope which levels off around 20...

Hallin Fell: walk to views over Ullswater and beyond

Hallin Fell is one of the easier and small climbs in the Lake District but the views all around at the top are spectacular....

A hike up and across Qingcheng Mountain of China

Qingcheng Mountain is one of the birthplaces of the Taoist religion. Located in Sichuan Province, it is an area rich in temples and religious...

High Rigg from Legburthwaite: little climb, grand views

High Rigg, at first glance, looks a very insignificant fell. But get up on to the wide ridge and the views in each and...

A walk up Catbells – a favourite of many

A climb of Catbells, not being so high at 451 metres (1,480 ft), but blessed with incredible scenery, is something that has become a popular...

Drive up high to the remote village of Xinaliq – Azerbaijan

In the north of Azerbaijan, in the mountainous region of Quba, is one of the highest, most remote villages in the Caucasus area and...

Great Mell Fell: views in every direction

The expanse of Blencathra from the summit of Great Mell Fell For many people, the first sight of the English Lake District is coming off...

High Street from Haweswater via Riggindale Ridge

Over to the east of the Lake District lies one my favourite summit areas, High Street - 828 metres (2,718 ft). For many reasons, near towns, main...

Up Haystacks and around Buttermere – A day for making memories

The climb of Haystacks combined with a walk around Buttermere is a Lake District favourite for myself and many. I have done this in...

Cross Fell: A Dash To The Top Of The Pennines

It was a nice cool Sunday morning. Bacon butties in the making and coffee in hand. I had done a few walks very recently...

A Day On The Langdale Pikes

I love the Lakes, and I love Langdale valley. It’s my favourite spot. I’ve been coming to the Lake District for years and I...

Winter Beauty Begins On The Old Man Of Coniston

A Monday morning, a fresh cold November morning. Frost producing clear blue skies above and a first bit of snow on the Lake District...

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