Trail magazine - April 2017 issue

On sale 23rd February to 22nd March

Mountains of a lifetime

Britain's most inspiring adventurers* on the peaks that changed their lives. Plus, Crinkle Crags in winter, the South West Coast Path in a day, a quiet but dramatic horseshoe in the Lakes, a disaster in the making, a mountain in miniature, and much, much more.

All in the new April issue of Trail magazine - on sale 23.02.17!

*that includes you lot!


Inside this issue...

GO to the mountains - DO expect nothing to be the same!

GO to the mountains - DO expect nothing to be the same!

Life-changing mountains

Curing depression, creating obsession and changing careers, this hill list comes with a warnng: life may not be the same after walking them...

I’ll never forget the anticipation, the joy of the climb - even though my muscles were burning. The feeling of freedom was like nothing I’d experienced before.
— Sarah Ryan

"Introducing Lakeland's best ridge-mile"

The Lake District is full of gems, but could this crinkly wonderland be the perfect introduction to winter walking?

We breathed it all in - the views, the sky, the warmth of the sun - for one last time before dropping down into the late afternoon shadows.
— Jenna Maryniak
GO the Lake District - DO Crinkle Crags

GO the Lake District - DO Crinkle Crags


GO to the seaside - DO 1244m of ascent

GO to the seaside - DO 1244m of ascent

In search of sunnier climbs

When the weather keeps you out of the mountains a coast path could keep your hill habit ticking over. But how does it measure up to the real thing?

Between the two largest falls a figure sits reading; their peacefulness juxtaposed by the violence of the falls.
— Ben Weeks

Magic Mirror

Backstage of the Coledale Round lies a quieter, less flashy Lakeland horseshoe. But with giant crags and impressive architecture, there's plenty of drama to be found...

Depth was already starting to assert itself in the valley beneath us - for the western Lakes, this felt Scottish-sized.
— Simon Ingram
GO the Lake District - DO a not-so-famous flipside

GO the Lake District - DO a not-so-famous flipside


GO Stob Binnein - DO make the right call

GO Stob Binnein - DO make the right call

One decision from disaster

There are three types of decision: good calls, bad call you get away with, and bad calls you don't. Which will you make?

A 60mph whiteout. With ice-coated, cornice-obscured drops on either side. All for the sake of 20 metres. Perhaps we should have turned back...
— Ben Weeks

Mighty little mountain

Surrounded by sea and found in the most unexpected of places, Holyhead Mountain calls into question, what is a mountain?

...it’s tiny - but it’s also bursting with personality, rich in history and rife with wildlife.
— Hannah James
GO the Isle of Anglesey - DO a mini Ayers Rock

GO the Isle of Anglesey - DO a mini Ayers Rock


Plus...

Gear, skills and routes


All this and more in the April issue of Trail magazine
on sale 23.02.17

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