Hiking

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel - Clothing

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

In the course of my job as travel journalist, I'm always on airplanes but try to reduce the stress level by only taking one carry-on bag - no anxiety at baggage claim and you're always first out of the airport. The trouble is that colder climates mean extra clothing but fortunately new technologies are coming to the rescue.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light - Rain Jackets

Rupert Parker | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

A rain jacket is essential in most parts of the world so, when packing light, it's a balance of weight against waterproof qualities - here's a roundup of the latest contenders.

And So the Kilimanjaro training continues... One month to go!

DJ Lora | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

And so our training for the big Mount Kilimanjaro climb has begun. As you can imagine, our combination of careers means it's not that easy to get together on a regular basis to train. Having said that, I do know that everyone is prepping as much as possible.

WATCH: Hiker Crosses America - And Records 3 Seconds Of Video Per Mile

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

For a country with 315 million people, 14,000 McDonald's restaurants and the world's largest economy, it's pretty surprising that much of the United S...

Fears For Brit Hiker Missing In Canada

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

A man has flown over to Canada to search for his son who he believes went missing while hiking in the country, police have said. Tom Billings, 22, ...

Woodland Walks for Autumn and Winter

Paul Miles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Miles

With the leaves about to turn all fiery in autumn colours, now's the time to start planning some Autumnal walks in the woods. Here's a list of ten of my favourites for this time of year.

Hiker Spends Four Days Lost In Bush, Naked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

It started out as a casual stroll in one of the nation's most beautiful parks - but Cathy Frye, it ended in a four-day ordeal which saw her lost in sc...

Travel Eye: Visit the beautiful Islands of Guernsey and Herm

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Over on the south coast (a short drive from the airport), I find the crystal blue waters of Le Portelet beach and Petit Bot bay. As I take in the gorgeous turquoise expanse, several passers-by offer a friendly 'hello'. It's warm and welcoming.

Families That Hike Together, Stay Together

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Every summer families across Europe take out their hiking boots, grab a backpack and put on their sunhats for a family adventure in the great outdoors. Whether your family prefers a gentle amble along flat forest paths, or a more challenging climb up rugged hillsides, Europe is full of amazing hiking destinations that are ideal for kids.

Planet Appetite: Architecture, Music and Gastronomy in Vorarlberg, Austria

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Situated on the edge of Lake Constance, Vorarlberg is the most Western state in Austria and offers a fine mix of culture and nature - hike in the morning, listen to Schubert in the afternoon and relax with opera on Lake Constance, in the evening.

Scafell-O-Pod

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A fresh octopus has been found dead near the top of England's highest mountain. The pasty-white, limp carcass was discovered by a team of volunteer...

Mountain Highs: Naked Student Rescued After Taking Mushrooms On Mountain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student's hiking trip took a turn for the worst as she was handcuffed and restrained by 35 rescuers after taking too many mushrooms on the top of a ...

10 of the Best Active Breaks in Britain

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When summer finally arrives after a long, hard winter, it’s essential to make the most of it. And even within the confines of our own little island,...

10 Of The Best Hiking Routes Across Europe

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maybe you enjoy the thrill of great heights, perhaps it’s the spectacular views, or even the challenge of an arduous hike? Whatever the reason for ...

Smoky Mountains and Log Cabins

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

What's the most visited National Park in the United States? The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone? No, it's the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which attracts over 9million visitors a year. It's a shame those acres aren't as well-known outside the USA...

University Hiker Dies After 'Night In Hell'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: The hiker has been named by police as Graham Connell, 31, from Castleford, West Yorkshire. A member of a university hiking society has died...

The Untold Tale of The Saanerslochgrat Expedition

David J Constable | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

In the vastness of Bernese Oberland, a great white-out falls. I push forward, over a high mound through knee-deep snow towards my ice cube for the eve...

Planet Appetite: Hiking the Mountains in the Valais Region of Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Most people see Switzerland as a winter destination, a place for winter sports and apres-ski, but it's also glorious for walking all year round.

The Lebanon Mountain Trail

Dylan Evans | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dylan Evans

Each year the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association organises a hike along the whole trail, which takes a month, but it also caters for those who just want to spend a few days exploring the path. I joined them for a two-day hike from Baskinta to Hrajel.

84-Year-Old Breaks World Record Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Richard Byerley | Posted 22.02.2012 | UK
Richard Byerley

At age 84, I'm glad I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro and back down again, but truth is I missed my wife, Beth. We've been married for 63 years, and we're pretty much inseparable.