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.
Our 10 tips on how to stay cool while camping will let you carry on enjoying your nights under the canvas even when the mercury’s through the roof
We spoke to James Barber from the Altitude Centre - the UK’s leading altitude training specialists – about how to prevent altitude sickness, susceptibility to the illness, and potential remedies
In this post, we answer the question “what is scrambling?” and provide further insights into how scrambling compares to regular hiking, climbing, and mountaineering
The Montane Isotope Hoodie is an ultralight, technical fleece that works well as a stand-alone outer or as part of a layering system
Our guide on how to choose a GPS device for hiking provides all the info you need to find the best option for your budget and adventure type
If you're considering the question: what size tent do I need? Here's advice on finding a tent that’s neither larger than you need nor conducive to coffin-like claustrophobia
Visitor spending in communities in and surrounding national parks boosted the nation's economy by a whopping $28.6 billion in 2020
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The Patagonia Black Hole Backpack is an ultra-durable, comfortable, and highly water-resistant pack that’s ideal for both day hikes and everyday use
Our guide on how to stargaze provides the lowdown on the when, where, how and why of observing and digging the night sky
Our guide on how to make coffee when camping reveals 10 ways to get your fix of the brown elixir of life no matter how far from home you stray on your adventures
Out tips on what to wear hiking in hot weather will help you stay cool and sunburn-free when the rest of your hiking cohorts are cooking
A guide to prevention and treatment for 10 of the most common hiking injuries, from blisters and chafing to strains, sprains, and sunburn
Our guide on how to choose a backpack offers advice on sizing, fitting, waterproofing, and all the features that contribute to a pack’s convenience, comfort, and practicality
Don’t know what kind of socks are best for hiking? Our guide covers all the ins and outs of hiking hosiery, from the ideal height and thickness all the way through to fit and fabric type
Former teacher Tsang Yin-hung reaches the summit of Mount Everest in 26 hours, recording the fastest ascent by a woman of Earth’s tallest peak
Learn why staying hydrated on the trail is so important and how much H2O you should be carrying on your hikes
The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is the perfect hauling solution for long-term travel and gear-intensive outdoor activities
“What size backpack do I need?” is one of the questions we’re most frequently asked by newcomers to hiking and backpacking. This post offers guidelines on the ideal backpack size for day hikes, weekend camping trips, and multi-day thru-hikes
Learning how to navigate by the stars isn’t only great fun, it could also save your skin if you lose your compass or GPS device
Don’t know how to choose hiking pants for your adventure type? Our guide has you covered, offering tips on everything from sizing to sun protection
Learning how to triangulate is vital for safe and efficient backcountry navigation. Our simple, step-by-step guide shows you how it’s done
The marketing peeps at the big brands assure us that sneakerboots are the next big thing. Our verdict? A little better than “meh” but a long way from “marvelous”
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