7 Epic Mountain Adventures in Scotland
Voted one of the most beautiful countries in the world, who wouldn't want to travel to Scotland? With its broody landscapes of steep cliffs and moors and deep blue lochs, this rugged and stunning country in the United Kingdom, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and flanked to the south
Breathing Techniques for High Altitudes, Low Temperatures and Running up that Hill
When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. The saying is so old that no one is sure who originally coined it. However, when heading out on a high altitude or polar adventure, the storied mantra serves us well. Paradoxically, breathing is both an automatic reflex – something so easy that we
Climbing Mount Baker: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Preparation, Cost
Situated in the northern reaches of Washington State, in the heart of the Cascade Range, climbing Mount Baker has long been an objective for mountaineering enthusiasts. Rising to 3,286 meters (10,781 feet) in elevation, Mount Baker is the third highest peak in Washington and the fifth-highest in the Cascade Range. On a clear day, its
Mt. Olympus Climb: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Cost
When it comes to legends, Mt. Olympus is legendary. It is the highest point in Greece, a country chock-full of cultural significance and unimaginable history. In Greek mythology, it was the home of the Gods and the peak of Stefani was considered “Zeus’s Throne.” The name has appeared again and again across the world
Discovering Antarctica: Land of Sun, Wind and Ice
The world’s southernmost continent is also its most mysterious. With a permanent population of only 1,000 people, Antarctica serves as a final frontier in terms of terrestrial exploration. Governed by the Antarctic Treaty System, military and industrial activities are banned on the continent, leaving its glaciers, mountains and seas in pristine condition. Simply put,
Trail Running in Chamonix: What are the Best Trails?
While Chamonix may be best known for its daring mountain ascents and silky smooth ski runs, the burgeoning sport of trail running is rapidly growing in popularity in the iconic French valley. Whether it's the Alpine views, the challenging terrain, or the cultural charm of hillside cafes, Chamonix-Mont Blanc is quickly becoming one of the
An Unforgettable Himalaya Mountain Climbing Course
For nearly a decade, Matt Hook has been an avid mountaineering enthusiast and dreamt of summiting many of the world’s most ambitious and inspiring mountain peaks. “Ever since I first started mountaineering about eight years ago, it's been my dream to climb all the iconic mountain ranges in the world,” Matt tells Explore &
Monch Climb: Facts & Information. Routes, Climate, Difficulty, Equipment, Preparation, Cost
Situated in between Eiger and Jungfrau, Monch is a logical starting point for any aspiring mountaineer. For those who are not bothered by its exposed ridges, the peak is not technically difficult and offers spectacular views of the surroundings. It is also a popular option for climbers warming up for the other two.