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Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket | Long term review

Wherever you go you’ll see people in micro light down jackets at the moment. They’re everywhere – the market is saturated and you can pay as little or as much as you want. I’ve had my Rab Microlight Alpine jacket for about 5 years now so thought it was time…

Catstye Cam | wild camp | Trail magazine

A dash of deep red, a splash of gold and veins of vibrant pink were blended expertly together across the sky, as though from an artist’s brush. It was 5 o’clock in the morning and the air was still, everything unmoving apart from the rays of sun casting bright beams…

The Secret Slopes of Snowdon | Trail magazine

Many people go to north Wales determined to climb Snowdon, especially if it’s for the first time. Some of the more confident among you may puff out your chests and brag about tackling the mountain by its notorious ridge, Crib Goch. Good for you. Your bragging rights are well deserved. From…

The Old Man of Coniston | winter walking | Trail magazine

If I went through the motions as many times as possible it would become natural. There would be nothing to worry about. It would be fine. It was nearly two years ago since I passed my winter skills course, and said skills were a little rusty. Nerves were getting the…

Long way down | Long Crag | Trail magazine

The map lied. Long Crag was not quite as small and inconsequential as it looked on paper. It loomed above me capped with grey cloud, and as I stood at the bottom contemplating what was about to come I decided that this was a misdeed I was not going to…