Category: The Great Outdoors

Follow the slowest

Follow the slowest - National 3 Peaks

If you are walking or climbing in a group then it’s a good idea for the slowest member of the team to set the pace. If a member of the team tries to go at a faster pace than they are comfortable with (or beyond their fitness level) you will end up having to stop …

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Use a drinks bladder

Drinks bladder - National 3 Peaks

You will need plenty of fluid to climb a mountain and the best way to carry and access it is via a drinks bladder such as the Camel Bak brand. Most new rucksacks accommodate a drinks bladder in a pouch located in the main compartment with a hole in the top of the rucksack to …

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Don’t buy cheap walking boots

Walking boots - National 3 Peaks

Good walking boots are arguably the most important piece of kit you will take. Take plenty of time looking for the right boots for you, and try plenty of pairs on before making your choice. For mountain walking, it is a good idea to wear ankle supporting boots as the terrain is often rocky, uneven …

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Take your breaks

Take your breaks - National 3 Peaks Challenge

I have read books from experienced mountain walkers who, for the three peaks challenge, suggest that you don’t stop on the mountain during your climb. Instead, they suggest you continue at a steady pace and eat and drink as necessary on the move. Whilst I understand this approach I don’t entirely agree with it. I …

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