Climbing Kilimanjaro following the Machame Route.

Climbing Kilimanjaro following the Machame Route.

Climb it Range’s Jim Langley recently led a group of teenage school children up Africa’s most famous peak, following the seven day Machame Route.  Below he describes the experience. There are several ways to climb Kilimanjaro.  Whichever way you choose,

Circular walk from from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Pen Y Ghent and Plover Hill

Circular walk from from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Pen Y Ghent and Plover Hill

Distance: 9 miles Time 4 to 5 hours   At 694 metres Pen Y Ghent may be the smallest of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks  (the other two being Ingleborough and Whernside), but with its distinctive shape and dominant presence,

Reflections on Climbing Mont Blanc

Reflections on Climbing Mont Blanc

Climb it Range’s Jim Langley has just returned to the UK after climbing Mont Blanc. Below he describes the experience and gives a few tips and pointers to anyone considering this challenge.     I’ve spent the last two summer seasons working

A day out at Loughrigg and Skelwith Bridge

A day out at Loughrigg and Skelwith Bridge

Wild swimming, breathtaking high and low level views, waterfalls (and incredible vegetarian food) … all in one day at Loughrigg in the Lake District. We parked our car at the Silverdale car park, which is located just outside the village

Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Richard Langley describes his dawn ascent of Goat Fell (874 metres), the highest point on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.   Setting off from the cottage in Blackwaterfoot at 3.00AM the drive along the String to Brodick took me to the

Moel Siabod

Moel Siabod

Moel Siabod stands at  2,861 feet or  872 metres and  is the highest mountain in the Moelwynion range in Snowdonia. It is situated above Betws -y- Coed and Capel Curig and is close to the UK National Outdoor Activity Centre

Circular walk around the fantastic Glyderau range in Snowdonia

Circular walk around the fantastic Glyderau range in Snowdonia

  Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach sound like slightly sinister characters from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale. They aren’t though. They are names of the two highest mountains in Snowdonia’s Glyder (pronounced gli – dur), or Glyderau range in

Loweswater and Blake Fell

Loweswater and Blake Fell

We parked up on the road that links the two wonderfully named villages of Lamplugh and Mockerin. There’s very little traffic. It’s a peaceful Lakeland road. This is, after all, border country. And this border is particularly quiet. Its windy

Wasdale and Scafell Pike

Wasdale and Scafell Pike

Climbing Scafell Pike from magical Wasdale is a day to remember… If you are after a sense of perfect seclusion, Wasdale  fits the bill. The only road in hugs the western shore of Wast Water, the remotest of all the Lakeland waters.

Catbells’ popularity is about to go intergalactic…

Catbells’  popularity is about to go intergalactic…

Catbells is one  of the Lake District’s landmark mountains and will feature in the new Star Wars film out this Christmas. Below we explain the secret to its enduring popularity. What makes Catbells such a popular and evocative mountain? Perhaps