Trail magazine - July 2017 issue

On sale 15th June to 12th July

Routes you don't know. Secrets you've missed.

Imagine you've been extolling the virtues of Snowdon for years, then somebody told you you may well have been missing the best bits. Like, half of Crib Goch, for instance. And a summit that's almost as high as the one everyone visits but minus the station, café, and 7,000 people. You'll find your eyes opened by the new issue, along with musings from our brand new columnists Mary-Ann Ochota and Alastair Humphreys, plus gear reviews from TV's Steve Backshall. All of these insights and intrigue can be found in the new (and visually refreshed) July issue of Trail magazine - on sale Thursday 15th June.

Inside this issue...

Secret Slopes of Snowdon

Mysterious paths and shunned summits: did you know such things existed at all anymore? Let alone on one of the busiest mountains in the world? Well, they do...

It’s often a shock when you realise how little you actually know about the slopes and mountains you love.

Genuine Giant

It may lack knife-edge excitement, but Skiddaw is a good, honest, hillwalker's fell with height, views, and one or two surprises up its big green sleeves.

It’s green and rounded, lacking the rock and ridge of its neighbour Blencathra. But is writing Skiddaw off as a bland alternative to Lakeland’s more charasmatic fells an error of judgement?

Camasunary Bothy

We spend the night at this legendary outpost at the feet of the Cuillin Ridge. No fireplace, no phone signal, no worries.

There is acres of space, no nooks and crannies for mice and monsters to hide.

The Rock Beneath your feet

The secrets of 450 million years of our planet's astonishing history are best revealed in the mountains, and it's right there for you to see, with a bit of insider knowledge where - and how - to look that is...

Mountains are often associated with stability, but actually they represent constant change.

No other option

Two broken legs, a storm, no food and no way off the mountain but to crawl. So began mountaineering's most gruelling survival story. 40 years on, Doug Scott and Chris Bonnington remember the Ogre.

Looking down, I remember thinking ‘This is going to be interesting, getting down from here...’


Skills, gear, and routes

All this and more in the July issue of Trail magazine
on sale 15.06.17