Former Advnture editor Kieran is a climber, mountaineer, and author who divides his time between the Italian Alps, the US, and his native Scotland.
He has climbed a handful of 6000ers in the Himalayas, 4000ers in the Alps, 14ers in the US, and loves nothing more than a good long-distance wander in the wilderness. He climbs when he should be writing, writes when he should be sleeping, has fun always.
Kieran is the author of 'Climbing the Walls (opens in new tab)', an exploration of the mental health benefits of climbing, mountaineering, and the great outdoors.
We consider the many types of sleeping bag and recommend their best use based on their advantages, quirks and features
Brush up on your hiking etiquette before you hit the trail to help protect yourself, other trail users, local wildlife and the environment
Knowing how to store a sleeping bag properly will help you keep your bag in tip top condition, increase its lifespan and ensure it doesn’t let you down during your camping trips
We answer the question: what is Merino wool? We look at how merino has become the crème de la crème of of base layer fabrics
Wondering how to choose a rain jacket for hiking? Our straightforward guide will help you find the ideal match for your budget and chosen activity
After 14 deaths in 20 years, we ask why so many people die at Angels Landing, the "bucket list" hiking trail in Utah's Zion National Park
The knowledge of how to use bear spray will give you the best chance of avoiding an unpleasant encounter with an unfriendly ursine unscathed
Our top tips on how to stay warm in a tent will transform your chilly evening shelter into a pod of comfort and coziness
A tent footprint is an accessory that can be worth its weight in gold on cold and wet camping trips. In this post, we explain why this multi-tasking marvel is something every camper should have in their kit
No matter what time of year you’re hiking, wearing breathable fabrics is the way to go. In this post, we explain why this is the case and provide the lowdown on the most breathable fabrics out there for outdoor adventurers
With more and more brands featuring the logo on their products, many outdoors-goers are beginning to ask “what is Bluesign?” In this post, we reveal all you need to know
Our step-by-step guide on how to clean a backpack will have your gear hauler looking, feeling, and smelling good as new no matter how much rough and tumble you put it through
Our guide on how to stop condensation in a tent will help keep your tent in good condition and make your sleeps a whole lot less soggy
Whether you’re a newbie hiker or an old hand, our list of 20 hiking facts will have something to surprise, inspire, and get up the stoke levels for your next hiking trip
Our list of 40+ national park facts is full of stats, trivia, and surprising insights about everything from visitor numbers and volcanic activity to drug busts and the deadliest NP trails
The flash flood swept through the park on Tuesday afternoon, sending water and mud through the park’s east and west entrances and forcing the evacuation of visitors
In this post, we take a look at the hiking-climbing hybrid that is via ferrata in more detail and offer a selection of tips to help newcomers get those all-important first few routes under their belts
Visitors to Yellowstone National Park can expect higher temperatures, fewer wildlife sightings, and fewer eruptions, potentially, from the park’s world-famous geysers
Unsure where to find the best hiking in Europe? Our selection of the best hiking trails on the “Old Continent” has you covered!
Our guide on how to purify water in the wild introduces you to 6 methods of removing water-borne nasties from water taken from wild sources when hiking, camping, and backpacking
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