Trail magazine and the British Mountaineering Council present Britain's Mountain Challenges.
In this video we're looking at Striding Edge: one of the finest ridges in the whole of the Lake District. Leading onto the summit of Helvellyn, at 950m the park's third highest mountain, it's a dramatically positioned and excitingly slender route of huge appeal to walkers and scramblers throughout the year. As with all ridges it becomes extremely challenging in strong winds or when there's ice or snow underfoot (so make sure to pick conditions suitable to your level of experience!), but when conditions are right it can offer a truly exceptional mountain experience.
Striding Edge can without doubt be described as a Lakeland classic – one that every lover of the Cumbrian fells should experience in their walking career.
In this video, featuring some incredible aerial footage of some breathtaking mountain scenery, we tackle the 'best walkers' route up Britain's highest peak' - the CMD Arête on Ben Nevis.
In this video we take on the challenge of 'Threading the Needle', a short but serious scramble behind one of the Lake District's most iconic mountain features: Napes Needle on Great Gable.
In this video we take on the infamous Aonach Eagach ridge traverse, the longest and narrowest on mainland Britain, to see if the reality lives up to the legend.
It used to be known as Razor Edge, and in this video we head up Blencathra to discover just how sharp Sharp Edge really is.
In this video we take on one of Snowdonia's most popular scrambling routes: a climb up Tryfan's northern shoulder followed by an ascent of Bristly Ridge to the summit of Glyder Fach.
In this video we tackle Jack’s Rake, an ever-popular slanting scramble in the heart of one of the Lake District’s most appealing valleys.
In this video we go in search of the Llech Ddu spur, which winds between the northern cliffs of the mighty Carnedd Dafydd in Snowdonia.
In this video we're looking at Striding Edge: one of the finest ridges in the whole of the Lake District.
In this video we're looking at one of the most dramatic ways up Snowdon – the knife-edge arête of Crib Goch.