Trek & Mountain // Issue 79

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The world's most impressive mountain ranges are the backdrop for all the reports, advice, and real-life stories you'll find in Trek & Mountain magazine. Whether you're choosing tents for your first Alpine trek or want some final pointers for a Himalayan expedition, you'll find plenty of wisdom to help you inside.

Their writers have summited an impressive collection of mountains themselves, and with a team including doctors, guidebook authors and even a few who've conquered Everest itself, you'll be getting expert advice on every aspect of your climb.

With a subscription, you'll get the benefit of all your fellow mountaineers' experiences, and enjoy incredible tales from the peaks that are sure to motivate you to aim even higher next time.

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    Publication Date: 09 March 2017

    ISSUE 79 CONTENTS

    FEATURES

     

    Great British Mountain Days: Sron na Lairig

    Alun Richardson describes a great day’s scrambling in Glen Coe, in an area infamous for clan skulduggery and murderous deeds

    100 Greatest Weightsaving Tips

    Our guide to trimming the grams off your outdoors gear, including some classic tips plus hopefully a few you haven’t heard of too...

    A Brief History of Light & Fast Alpinism

    With the current vogue for all things lightweight, Will Harris traces the developments in superlight ascents from the 1970s onwards

    The Interview: Jeff Mercier

    We catch up with one of the leading lights of the ice and drytooling scenes, a Chamonix Guide who is also a member of the PGHM (mountain police)

    First To The Top

    Squash Falconer describes an ascent of the unclimbed peak Khang Karpo in Nepal, by an all-female team with Sherpa guiding and support

    GEAR

    First Look: Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag

    Patagonia’s new sleeping bag is modelled on a bag that founder Yvon Chouinard designed 45 years ago, but is it any good?

    Group Test: Lightweight Backpacking Tents

    We take a look at 12 of the best 1 and 2-person backpacking tents on the market, with an emphasis on weight and packability

    Montane Fast Alpine Neo Pants

    A versatile mountain pant featuring super breathable Polartec Neoshell membrane

    Grivel Stealth Helmet

    A futuristic looking helmet that is also one of the lightest on the market

    Berghaus Fast Climb Jacket and Pants

    Climbing-focused softshell jacket and pants from Berghaus’ new Extrem Light range

    Ultralight Gear Guide

    In this month’s Gear Focus feature, we look at the ultralight gear market, from clothing to mountaineering gear and beyond

    SKILLS & ADVICE

    Knowledge: Avalanche Beacons

    Alun Richardson explains the various models of avalanche transceiver available and how to use them

    Masterclass: How to... Take Better Outdoor Photos

    In the last of the series, Alun Richardson takes a look at what makes a really ‘great’ photograph, and suggests how you might

    be able to achieve shots of

    this quality

    How to… Plan a Ski Tour

    Kingsley Jones of Icicle Mountaineering outlines how to plan a ski tour and suggests some of the tours that you must do in your lifetime

    REGULARS

    Trailhead

     Our action-packed new front section featuring: Lowe Alpine 50th Birthday (10), Rock & Grit Awards (12), Expedition News (14), Gadget of the Month (14), Talks & Events (16), Books & Films (18) and more

    Summit

    You send in your best mountain photos and stories, and we choose a worthy winner to receive a prize 

    Trek Directory

    Planning a trek or expedition in 2016? Then check out the leading trekking and expedition companies  listed in our Trek Directory

    Back Issues

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    Peak Profile: Denali

    In the first of our new back page features, we take a look at the vital info for climbing North America’s highest peak

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About Trek & Mountain

  • From the publisher

    The world's most impressive mountain ranges are the backdrop for all the reports, advice, and real-life stories you'll find in Trek & Mountain magazine. Whether you're choosing tents for your first Alpine trek or want some final pointers for a Himalayan expedition, you'll find plenty of wisdom to help you inside.

    Their writers have summited an impressive collection of mountains themselves, and with a team including doctors, guidebook authors and even a few who've conquered Everest itself, you'll be getting expert advice on every aspect of your climb.

  • Why buy a subscription?

    With a subscription, you'll get the benefit of all your fellow mountaineers' experiences, and enjoy incredible tales from the peaks that are sure to motivate you to aim even higher next time.

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