Friday 9 March 2018

The Great Outdoors April Issue: windshells, gearing up for trekking, Nigor Kamao 2 tent

The latest issue of The Great Outdoors is out now. My contributions are a review of nine windproof tops, some advice on gear for overseas trips, and a test report on the Nigor Kamao 2 tent. Also on gear Judy Armstrong reviews six pairs of women's walking trousers; Emily Rodway and Daniel Neilson pick interesting items from the recent ISPO outdoor trade show; and Glenmore Lodge instructor Nathan White gives advice on looking after your kit.

In the rest of the magazine there's a stunning photo of Tryfan from Pen yr Ole Wen by Dan Struthers; Hanna Lindon interviews barefoot long distance runner Aleks Kashefi; Andrew Galloway reviews the play Black Men Walking; there's information on for which will projects will receive funding from the European Outdoor Conservation Association; Roger Smith looks at how voluntary conservation bodies do work that the government should do; Jim Perrin praises Schiehallion; James Deboo goes in search of the places that inspired Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District; James Urquhart wanders through the Cairngorms on a five-day trip; Joly Braine walks the longest section of the England Coast Path so far completed; Paul Beasley goes scrambling in Snowdonia; and Alex Nail snowshoes through the Beinn Damh area in the NW Highlands. 

1 comment:

  1. There square measure few treks that mix such a large amount of completely different landscapes and produce

    you therefore near the bottom of seven,000 and 8,000 meter peaks in a very such a brief amount of your time

    because the Annapurna Base

    Camp Trek
    .The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one in all the foremost fashionable treks within the Annapurna

    region. The path goes aboard terraced rice paddies, lush shrub forests and high altitude landscapes with the

    Annapurna aim read most of the days.The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is exclusive and improbably

    spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre

    (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes seven to twelve days, betting on your itinerary and length of

    walking days. The itinerary bestowed here takes twelve days, ranging from Nayapul (a one 1/2 hour drive from

    Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and therefore the illustrious viewpoint at Poon Hill. From

    Ghorepani you go eastward to Chomrong so north once more coming into the Modi Kola depression that leads up

    to the bottom Camp.Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, that is incredibly

    profitable in itself. This trek will simply be through with kids likewise.You can come via Jhinu Danda and

    provides your tired muscles a well merited rest within the pleasant hot springs. Upon your come it's worth

    visiting one in all the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk.The lodges within the Annapurna

    Region square measure well equipped with intensive menus starting from the everyday Nepali dahl

    tub (rice with lentils) to pizza pie and chau mien. Hot showers square measure without delay on the market

    likewise. If you are reaching to trek within the winter months please talk over with a agency to verify that

    lodges are open.The Annapurna trekking region is definitely accessible with completely different trailheads

    beginning simply associate hour or 2 aloof from Pokhara.Between mountain range building and Machapucchre

    Base Camp there's a risk of avalanches therefore certify you have got the most recent data on path

    conditions before setting off or rent a knowledgeable guide.The Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    will simply be done severally. it's attainable to try and do this trek all told seasons, however, within the

    winter the bottom Camp will typically be closed owing to the snow level. In spring time the massive shrub

    forests square measure fully bloom which provides the trek an additional attractiveness.