Hiking 101 – What to wear/pack

Planning a hiking trip? Make sure you are fully prepared for whatever the elements may bring and don’t leave home without ticking the following items off your packing list: Base layer A decent base layer for hiking is one that is breathable and lightweight. Specially engineered outdoor or sports clothing is ideal as it is designed to conduct moisture away from your skin, so your clothes stay dry and your temperature stays regulated. Insulating layer Once again, lightweight layers are

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Lhotse: an introduction

Situated on the border of China, Tibet and Nepal, Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world. Standing magnificently at 8,516 metres (27,940 ft), tall, Lhotse – whose name means ‘South Peak’ in the Tibetan community – was once mistakenly identified as Mount Everest’s southern peak. Since explorers and climbers first successfully ascended Everest in 1953, Lhotse has grown in popularity as an alternative challenge to Everest’s summit. However, any climbers heading towards South Col on Everest would encounter

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