5 THINGS TO DO NOW...
Set yourself a challenge
1 Alex Staniforth set a world record in his challenge to climb the highest peak in each county, and cycling in between them. Amaze yourself with what you can achieve by setting your own challenge. Whether it’s our #EverestAnywhere challenge, or your own very special blend of peaks, passions and goals, the sense of achievement you’ll get will be immense.
Set your sights further afield
While we LOVE the UK, there are magical places to explore all around the world, so why not be inspired by our Jordan trek competition and, after entering, let your imagination run wild. Expand your hillwalking horizons beyond the confines of the British coastline, create your own bucket list … and make it happen.
Surrender to a nostalgic photo sesh
Spend an afternoon reminiscing over photos of your mountain adventures – you never know, you might even find one worthy of entering in our Mountain Photo Competition. Receiving your photos and stories is the best part of Team Trail’s day – so make sure you also share your latest adventures with us for Out There!
Organise your kit
For all but the most organised among us, kit just gets stuffed into the rucksack in a hurry. Take a tip from this month’s skills (see page 61) and get organised with colour-coded, waterproof stuffsacks. For ultra-efficiency and time-saving savvy, go a step further and prep a go bag – a packed rucksack – to enable you to just grab it and go on your next adventure.
Reclaim the wild
So, while we’ve established that wild camping in England and Wales is far from straightforward legally, there really is no better way of connecting with the landscapes you love. If you are lacking in lightweight kit, look out for eBay or sale bargains – or plan a shorter walk in. Do it, but do it responsibly before winter deters all but the hardiest campers.