Alex is a freelance adventure writer and content creator with an insatiable passion for the mountains. A Cumbrian born and bred, his native English Lake District has a special place in his heart, though he is at least equally happy in North Wales, the Scottish Highlands or the European Alps. Through his hiking, mountaineering, climbing and trail running adventures, Alex aims to inspire others to get outdoors. He is currently training to become a qualified mountain leader, looking to finally finish bagging all the Wainwright fells of the Lake District and hoping to scale more Alpine 4000ers when circumstances allow. Find out more at www.alexlangfield.com
Our sleeping pad vs air mattress guide explains the advantages and disadvantages of these two camping sleep systems for campsite and expedition
Our guide to ensuring your time spent cooking, singing and storytelling around the campfire is memorable for the right reasons
Our guide to picking the optimum backpacking tent for your adventures, whether you’re going solo or thru-hiking with buddies
What is backpacking? We consider how (and if) backpacking differs from hiking and trekking, and delve into the many forms it can take
How to take a bearing: our guide to how you can use a map and compass to head in the right direction, even in zero visibility
Compass bubbles: our guide to why they form, the affect they have on your navigation and what you can do about them
Wondering what to do if you get lost hiking? We guide you through the processes you should adopt if you find yourself lost on the mountain
Who was John Muir? We take a close look at the life of the influential ‘father of the National Parks’ and consider his ongoing legacy
Our guide to hiking in Italy: from sun-kissed coastal paths and towering volcanoes to the dramatic Dolomites and the splendour of the Western Alps
We define what your right to roam is, consider where it applies and what it means for your outdoor adventures
Hut to hut hiking is one of the best ways to journey through the high mountains on foot. We consider the practicalities and some of the best hut journeys
Our guide to the finest Cinque Terre Hikes reveals the secrets of these gloriously isolated and picturesque villages – plus when to go and other practicalities
In the battle of hardshell vs softshell we consider the advantages, disadvantages and uses of different types of hiking jacket
Want to know where to go hiking in France? Read our guide to some of the finest trails, from day walks in the shadow of Mont Blanc to long distance treks like Corsica’s spectacular GR20
Knowing how to read a map is vital for staying safe and enjoying the outdoors, whether you’re heading for classic trails or seeking out backcountry isolation
There are so many positives to hiking with a dog: we consider the benefits, as well as dos, don’ts and other handy tips
For day hikes and fastpacking adventures, the best hiking shoes will be a better choice of footwear than hot and heavy boots
We select eight of the best walks in the UK’s mountains, from horseshoe routes and ridge traverses to the best hiking routes up icons like Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon
Our guide to how much fuel to bring backpacking will help you plan accordingly, enjoy food and drink on the trail and save weight and space in your backpack
Our selection of the best hiking backpacks, for everything from fast and light adventures on the trails to long backcountry expeditions
What is the most dangerous hiking trail in the world? From knife-edged ridges to chain ladders and rickety walkways we detail the most notorious and nerve-shredding hikes on Earth
What is hiking? It’s one of the world’s most popular outdoor activities but how did the pursuit of hiking first arise and does it differ from trekking, backpacking and mountaineering?
We ask the question, is hiking dangerous? We consider the dangers posed by adventures in the great outdoors and what you can do to mitigate them
The best trail running socks reward you with supreme comfort, protection from the elements, and maximum durability so that you can keep your running on the wild side
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