Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Kit review: Montane Allez Micro hoodie

8 Jul , 2015  

A new base-layer by Montane could be just the thing for packing in your walking holiday suitcase. The Allez Micro hoodie ticks all the right boxes for versatility, warmth-to-weight ratios, breathability and good looks. It also comes in male and female fit and in a range of appealing colours. The hoodie can be worn against […]

Trekking

Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeals

27 Apr , 2015  

Prayer Wheels Nepal

We are deeply shocked and saddened by the worsening updates on conditions following the devastating earthquake in Nepal on Saturday April 25th, which has affected Kathmandu, Pokhara, and many remote mountain regions including Everest Base Camp. Update 12 May 2015: Another major earthquake has affected the area. If you’d like donate to the emergency appeals, […]

Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Walk of the Week: The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

8 Apr , 2015   Gallery

How about one of National Geographic Magazine’s ‘Best 25 Treks in the World’ for this week’s Walk of the Week? This feature gives a little bit of the limelight to some of our favourite walking trails, and this one, the Salkantay Trek, is one of those “tick off the list” lifetime achievements. In a Nutshell […]

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Tips & advice, Trekking, Walking

How to avoid altitude sickness

26 Mar , 2015  

Altitude sickness usually occurs at heights of more than 2,430m (8,000ft) and can affect anyone, fit or unfit, experienced or not. It is usually avoidable if you take the correct steps. The aim of this article is to give you the best chance of enjoying a trip that includes higher altitudes, such as Peru’s Salkantay Rek […]

Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

Trekking in Style and Comfort in Nepal

8 Mar , 2015  

The Himalayas have long been thought of as one of the remotest places to travel to in the world – indeed what else would you expect of the highest mountain range on the planet? And, whilst this perception is still true, increased interest in trekking in this region has prompted a new form of trekking […]

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Macs Adventure, Trekking, Walking

10 must haves for Trekking in Nepal

5 Mar , 2015  

Packing for a walking holiday can be hectic enough, without having to factor in the cultural and practical differences that travelling to some countries entails. Here’s a wee list to make your preparations slightly easier! 1. Kitbag Because porters will be carrying your main bag whilst you are trekking, it is important that it is […]

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Trekking

Andy’s Trip on the Walker’s Haute Route

23 Feb , 2015   Video

Andy and his mate John walked the Walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. Macs Adventure have a selection of itineraries to let you choose the perfect tour on the route often voted as one of the world’s top walks. It is chock full of glorious mountain vistas, crisp air, challenging terrain, and a truly rewarding experience […]

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Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

10 more top phone apps for walkers

13 Feb , 2015  

Smartphones, Tablets and their associated apps have become a travelling essential.  From translation services to working out currency exchange. From picking up an Uber in L.A to using Google Maps to find your hotel, we almost can’t live without our Apps when we go travelling. While you can’t beat a map for proper old-fashioned route […]

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Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

How to avoid blisters on a walking holiday

6 Feb , 2015  

If you are worried about blisters from walking boots while on holiday, here are 10 top tips for avoidance. It is far better to avoid blisters than to have to treat them. All mod-cons: Gone are the days of hiking boots that are so stiff and uncomfortable that they take years – and a lot […]

Trekking, Walking

Walk of the Week: Walking in La Gomera, Spain

10 Sep , 2014  

Welcome to this week’s, Walk of the Week. Not that we wish to cast a cloud over the end of the summer, but winter is coming and with that prospect looming on the horizon we thought that this week we would focus on our most popular Winter Sun destination.  The Canary Isles are well known […]