There’s a brilliant new book out packed full of information about the Alps. The book covers both the ecology and geology of Europe’s most famous mountain range, as well as offering well researched walking guides. Written jointly by Climb it
The last wild wolf in Scotland was shot dead in 1680. Now there are plans to bring wolves back. What do we think of that? Well, it’s a fascinating issue and one that gets to the heart of what the
In 2015 Climb it Range’s Jim Langley completed his Winter Mountain Leader Award . Last week, he went one step further and qualified as an International Mountain Leader. Below Jim explains why he undertook a fifteen month process and what
In many ways Snowdon is a victim of its own success. It already has around 400,000 visitors a year, and those numbers are rising. It seems to have a universal appeal. Young and old, seasoned hikers and first time
This year Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue organisation (OVMRO) is fifty years old. To mark this birthday team members and supporters recently staged an unusual and memorable night out on Tryfan. Local photographer John Rowell explains… A few months ago Jim Langley,
Earlier this month Climb it Range’s Jim Langley passed his assessment to become a Winter Mountain Leader. Below he describes how he achieved this accreditation. I recently spent perhaps the hardest week of my life being assessed for my Winter
It seems that Land Rover – or at least advertising agents acting on their behalf – have made a right mess of Moel Eilio – one of Snowdonia’s iconic peaks that offers 360-degree views across Snowdonia. The view’s so good
It’s legal on Dartmoor and across most of Scotland, but illegal elsewhere in England and Wales. What are we talking about you may ask… lighting fires? Smoking? Driving with one hand whilst eating an apple? No, it’s wild camping.
Watching telly last night, we were intrigued to see a familiar sight on our screens: a rain sodden campsite! It was the advert break. We were therefore intrigued to know what was being promoted and sold to us. Surely,
What do you do to celebrate climbing to the top of one of the UK’s most iconic mountains? Take a selfie? Buy a T shirt…capture the moment by cracking open that bottle of champagne you’ve carried up the mountain with you?