Mountain Skills film launched for #WomenOutdoors week

Watch and share the film below!

In a bid to encourage more young females to get active outdoors Mountain Training has been working with The Outdoor Partnership to deliver Mountain Skills courses in North Wales.

This short film follows a group on a Mountain Skills course in Snowdonia, which is designed for anyone aged 14 and over who wants to transfer their existing walking skills to more mountainous terrain. The team, who all had experience of walking thanks to the expedition element of the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, laughed, sang and danced their way through the two day course.

“It was a hilarious couple of days in the mountains with a really friendly and approachable instructor, learning how to become independent in the hills.”
Zoe Wood, 16

Mountain Skills courses are available all over the UK and are part of the nationally accredited Hill & Mountain Skills scheme. Hill Skills courses are designed for beginner walkers who would like to learn how to enjoy our beautiful countryside.
Margaret Ross, 44, who completed a Mountain Skills course in September 2015, said: “The fact that I was able to navigate my own way and make sense of bearings, direction of travel and timings made me feel that with practice I could go anywhere I wanted.

For more information on the range of hill and mountain skills courses from Mountain Training visit

The Path of Grey Owl with Ray Mears

“The question is not what we get out of nature, but what can we give back to nature.”

In 2015, world renowned woodsmen Ray Mears journeyed deep into the remote backcountry of the Temagami region of Ontario, Canada. Here he found himself immersed in Canada’s canoe culture and the captivating legend of Archibald Belaney, better known as Grey Owl.

The Path of Grey Owl is a film by Goh Iromoto shot in Ontario, Canada that follows Ray Mears through the wilderness of Temagami as he explores the path of acclaimed author and conservationist Grey Owl. While reflecting on the landscape that shaped Grey Owl into the person that he was, Ray further delves into Grey Owl’s message about protecting our wilderness and why this is still so relevant and important in our present day.


Our favourite aerial mountain films

The days of needing helicopters and camera crews to shoot aerial footage of mountains are thankfully behind us, with the arrival of drones and GoPros turning amateur snappers into film-makers.

This has resulted in numerous stunning videos of the UK ranges hitting YouTube and the best thing is most of them are shot by walkers just like you!

Check out Trail's selection of the best videos below.

In search of a Winter Landscape Photo - Winter comes to Glencoe...

By Scotland's Mountains

Winter has arrived, seen from the air in the Cairngorms.

By Kirk Watson

A Year in the Mountains 2015

By Rob Johnson

High Above, The Scottish Highlands

By Elevate Studio

Aerial scenes - 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra'

By Terry Abraham

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

Cut Media

A winter ascent of Tower Ridge on the north face of Ben Nevis

As featured in the January 2016 issue of Trail, Salewa athlete and mountain instructor Paddy Cave takes you on a guided tour of Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.

Widely regarded as the greatest Alpine route in Britain, Paddy talks you through all of the major obstacles and challenges in an action-packed video shot by Stephen Ashworth.

 To be in with a chance of winning your own guided mountain adventure with Paddy, click here.


The Citadel - an epic new mountain film from Alastair Lee

'The Citadel' - an epic new mountain film from multi-award winning film producer Alastair Lee starring Osprey athlete Matt Helliker and his climbing partner Jon Bracey is now on show at film festivals across the globe.

As the world's first mountaineering documentary shot entirely in 4k, this film offers a stunning insight into the world of alpine climbing. Featuring Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey as they make the first ascent of the extraordinary 1200m long north-west ridge of the Citadel. Named 'The Mountain God', the Citadel is a spectacular 3000m peak in one of the remaining untouched and unexplored corners of the Great Alaskan Range: The Neacola Mountains.

The team embarked upon this project with the objective to push the boundaries and capture hard alpine climbing like never before. Employing the latest cineflex technology combined with an innovative vision the final results are truly incredible; the next dimension in mountain film. 'The Citadel' is set to be a stunning visual piece the like of which has not been seen to date.

The film begins in Matt and Jon's hometown of Chamonix, France where we see the ins and outs of their deeply contrasting personal lives. The stage is also set here for why two accomplished mountaineers must still seek out new lines in unchartered territory where the odds are stacked heavily against them. We take a front seat ride and are with Matt and Jon every step of the way through all the hardships and struggles, hopes and disappointments that will have you on the edge of your seat!

Watch the trailer below:


Everest movie trailer

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind.

Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur. 

Universal Pictures and Walden Media’s presentation of Everest—in association with Cross Creek Picture—is adapted for the screen by William Nicholson (Gladiator) and Oscar® winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire). 

The film was shot on location in Nepal on the foothills of Everest, the Italian Alps and at Cinecittà Studios in Rome and Pinewood Studios in the U.K.  Universal will distribute Everest worldwide.

RELEASE DATE:Out in UK Cinemas 24th September


A Traverse of Skye's Cuillin Ridge

Skye's mighty Cuillin Ridge is Britain's ultimate mountaineering challenge.

Paddy Cave. Photo: Stephen Ashworth.

Paddy Cave. Photo: Stephen Ashworth.

When Trail Magazine made this legendary traverse in 2015, they didn't go alone. Naturally he had a guide with him: the rock-solid Paddy Cave (MIC) of Mountain Circles.

But Oli and Paddy were also accompanied by photographer and cameraman Stephen Ashworth of Movie iT who filmed the adventure for the Salewa clothing brand.

Check out the fantastic video below.