Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Top tips for buying walking boots

12 Oct , 2012  

One of the vital components of a great walking holiday is a fabulous pair of walking boots. They don’t have to be expensive but they do need to be comfortable and fit for the purpose. Without great walking boots you feet will be in tatters – and that could ruin your holiday. So where do […]


Biking, Kit Guide, Mountain Biking

Benefits of baselayers for walkers and cyclists

24 Sep , 2012  

People talk about baselayers, especially people who enjoy walking and cycling. But do you know what a baselayer is? And do you have a clue as to how the system of baselayering works – and how it will help you? There is no need to be embarrassed if you don’t, because few people actually know […]

Macs Adventure

Altitude Sickness on Kilimanjaro

22 Sep , 2011  

Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude Sickness is a major concern when climbing Kilimanjaro. The permit system on Kilimanjaro, where the national park charges per day rather than per climb encourages operators to offer shorter itineraries in order to be competitive on price. This means that on shorter itineraries full acclimatisation will not be possible and even on […]


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How fit do you need to be to climb Kilimanjaro?

15 Sep , 2011  

Climbing Kilimanjaro is graded strenuous and you should be in good physical fitness and have experience of multi day trekking or walking trips prior to undertaking a Kilimanjaro climb. Most days involve 4 – 7 hours of walking at altitude and the summit day is very strenuous with most people walking for between 14 – […]


Which route to climb Kilimanjaro?

12 Sep , 2011  

Choosing which route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro by is one of the most significant choices you will make when planning your successful Kilimanjaro climb. There is a massive amount of conflicting opinion, but we have compiled this easy, one-stop guide to the best routes to climb Kilimanjaro by. Marangu Route (Tourist or Coca-Cola Route) This […]

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Macs Adventure, Walking, West Highland Way

What to Pack for the West Highland Way?

13 Jan , 2011  

Baggage: Day Pack: During each day’s walk, your baggage will be transferred to your next accommodation, leaving you with the flexibility to carry just a day pack. We recommend a 20 – 35L bag that is comfortable and has a waistband. Your daypack contents should include 2-4L of water, snacks, lunch, spare clothes required during the […]

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