In the May issue of Trail magazine...
The Three Peaks part 1!
The latest news, events, stories and findings from the outdoor world in an easy to digest format free from artificial flavourings and preservatives, but with a sprinkling of intrigue, including...
Build a bothy - Find out why some bothies may be closed over the next few weeks and how you can help keep these invaluable mountain shelters available for all.
Ticket to stride - What do you get when you merge a rail map with all Scottish peaks over 3000ft? The Munroverground, of course! Check out Peter Burgess' (creator of Tubular Fells) latest mapping creation!
Dream peak - Am Bastier on Skye sits amid the mightiest mountains the UK has to offer - the Cuillins - and it's a corker.
Your letters, faces of fatigue, lost property, plus...
Ridge pickings - We asked what ridges give you the wobbles.
Team Trail go in search of excitement, thrills and adventure so you don't have to. Although you'll want to. And probably will anyway. This month we've been to...
Snowdon - The first in Trail's Three Peaks series, we look at the much climbed but oft misunderstood and misjudged Snowdon. If you think you know it, be prepared to find out that you don't.
Blencathra - Sharp Edge has the reputation of being one of Lakeland's scariest ridges. But does it deserve it? Hanna Lindon wasn't too sure...
Everest - Ok, so this wasn't actually Trail, but the story of the team that were nearly the first to climb the world's highest peak is a fascinating one.
These are the skills you will need and should know. Read, learn, and be better at what you do, starting with...
Part 2 of Master Navigation - Understanding grid referencing, plus learning the essential techniques of pacing and timing to calculate distance, as well as handrailing and aiming off.
Ask Trail - Your questions answered, including footwear repair, hill snack, cloud-inversion and mapping software queries.
The latest round up of releases and reviews from those in the know, including Gear Guru Graham Thompson
Montane Medus 32 - This 32 litre hillwalking rucksack has been put through its paces by GT since Autumn last year. See what he thinks of it.
3-season boots group test - Eight pairs of boots worth £160-170 from Alt-Berg, Asolo, AKU, Lomer, Meindl, Salomon, Boreal and The North Face tried and tested.
Multi-activity shoes group test - Eight pairs of shoes worth £90-100 from Lomer, Mammut, Meindl, Teva, Brasher, inov-8, Patagonia and The North Face compared and rated.
Buyer's guide - Sleeping mats from Multimat, Snugpak, Eureka, Therm-a-rest, Hyalite and Exped.
13 routes from around the UK including two great weekend walking suggestions based in Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales and Bala in Snowdonia, with detailed guides and mapping, plus accompanying GPS data.
ALL IN MAY'S TRAIL MAGAZINE - OUT NOW!