Daniel Dawson Sep 28, 2021

A Guide to Mountaineering and Climbing Grades: Part I

Part I in a two-part series discussing climbing grades.Since people started climbing recreationally at the end of the 19th century, they have identified the difficulty of certain routes using climbing grades.In rock climbing, mountaineering and ice...

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Daniel Dawson Sep 07, 2021

Top Mountaineering Destinations in China, Tibet and Xinjiang

Depending on how it is measured, China is either the third or fourth-largest country on Earth and is incredibly diverse. From tropical rainforests in the south to the dunes of the Gobi Desert in the north and the windswept, mountain-studded...

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Daniel Dawson Aug 26, 2021

What Are Crampons? Facts & Information About a Mountaineering Essential

Anyone who has climbed over ice, snow or at high altitude will tell you that one of the most important things you can do is keep your balance. For this reason, mountaineering enthusiasts have gradually developed more and more gear to help humans...

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Daniel Dawson Aug 13, 2021

How to Choose the Best Mountaineering Boots for Your Next Expedition

Before heading out on a mountaineering expedition, it is essential to make sure that you are bringing all the proper gear and equipment. Having everything you need to successfully make it to the top of a snow-covered peak versus leaving an...

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Daniel Dawson Jul 27, 2021

Top Polar Mountaineering and Ski Touring Destinations

The desire to explore the Arctic and Antarctica has long permeated the human spirit and continues today.The first documented attempt to reach the North Pole dates back to the fourth century BCE. Greek explorer Pytheas went in search of the source of...

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Daniel Dawson Jul 09, 2021

Top Mountaineering Destinations in Pakistan

Sandwiched between the Karakoram Mountains to the north and the Arabian Sea to the south, Pakistan is home to a blend of diverse and stunning landscapes. Along with deserts, plains, plateaus and forests, the country is home to some of the world’s...

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Daniel Dawson Jul 01, 2021

What is Acute Mountain Sickness and How Can It be Identified, Prevented and Treated

Mountaineering is both an exciting and fun outdoor sport that tests your physical and mental abilities while providing some of the best views on Earth.However, as with any other sport, there are inherent risks associated with heading up into the...

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Daniel Dawson Jun 18, 2021

2021 Everest Climber Profiles: Jacob Gardner

Welcome back to our Everest 2021 Climber Profile Series! Over the coming months, we will be speaking with some of the mountaineers who decided to make the trip during this unusual season. We're going to find out more about why they chose to become...

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Daniel Dawson Jun 14, 2021

10 Incredible Mountaineering Destinations Around the World

When most people think of mountaineering, images of snowcapped peaks in the Alps, Andes, Himalayas or the Rocky Mountains are conjured by the mind’s eye. Popular culture immortalizes the feats of the most intrepid mountaineering expeditions, which...

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Daniel Dawson May 27, 2021

Nutrition Tips For Mountaineering and Trekking Expeditions

Heading out on any mountaineering expedition requires a lot of forethought and planning. From acclimatising to bringing all the correct gear and training properly beforehand, there is a lot to think about before heading out into the...

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Daniel Dawson May 20, 2021

Top 10 European Trekking and Mountaineering Destinations

Despite its relatively small size, Europe is an immensely diverse continent, making it a popular destination for mountaineers, ski tourers and trekkers alike. In fact, the modern iterations of all three sports originated on the continent. The...

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Daniel Dawson May 18, 2021

How to Train for Your Next Mountaineering Adventure

With the peak mountaineering season rapidly approaching, many climbing enthusiasts and aspiring mountaineers are preparing for the first trip of the 2021 season. Once the destination has been chosen and the guiding service booked, it is time to...

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Daniel Dawson May 13, 2021

Top 5 Climbing Destinations in East Africa

Home to a diverse array of landscapes and some of the most iconic animals on the planet, East Africa has become an increasingly popular tourist destination over the previous four decades.While millions of tourists head to the savannahs and tropical...

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Daniel Dawson May 11, 2021

Rolfe Oostra on the Hidden Costs of Low-Budget Operators

The most important decision that anyone preparing to undertake a high-altitude or remote mountaineering expedition in which guiding company to choose. And it is not always an easy decision. There are hundreds of options that range from low-budget...

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