Trek & Mountain issue 78 (Jan/Feb 2017)



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INSIDE ISSUE 78:

FEATURES

Scottish Winter Classics
With the help of our friends at Glenmore Lodge, we present a selection of uber-classic Scottish winter mountaineering routes that every reader should tick off, from winter walks up to grade IV climbs

Winter in the Alps
Will Harris gives an overview of the mountaineering activities possible in the Alps in winter, from valley ice climbing to multi-day winter alpinism

The Interview: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita
Dan Aspel talks to one of the most inspiring figures of Nepal’s latest generation of mountaineers, who balances big mountain climbs with humanitarian relief work 

Sierra High Route
Want to hike the John Muir Trail but don’t fancy the crowds? The High Sierra Route in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is a great – and more challenging – alternative, says Jonathan Smith

SKILLS & ADVICE

Knowledge: Avalanche Forecasts
Being able to read a weather forecast and avalanche report is vital for your safety – we show you how

Masterclass: Outdoor Photography, part 4
Alun Richardson continues his series with a look at how to carry and protect your camera gear in the mountains

Masterclass: Climbing Gullies
Aspiring winter mountaineers will soon be taking on snow-filled gullies, and we show you the techniques you need to do it

GEAR REVIEWS

Key Product: Arc’teryx Procline Carbon Lite
Skiing boot that climbs or mountaineering boot that skis? We try out Arc’teryx’s latest innovation in mountain footwear

Group Test: Midweight Down Jackets
An essential item in every outdoorist’s wardrobe, we test out 14 midweight down jackets from all the leading brands

Tested: The North Face L5 Gore-Tex Shell
A top-of-the-range mountain shell featuring FuseForm technology

Tested: Petzl Reactik+
A rechargeable, reactive headlamp that can be controlled by your smartphone

Tested: Coleman FyreStorm
A portable stove that features a built-in wind shield around its burner

Gear Focus: Ski Touring
We take a look at the latest and greatest gear for ski touring this season

REGULARS

Breaking Trail
Our action-packed front section, including Expedition News (p12), Book of the Month (p12), Talks & Events (p14), Gadget of the Month (p14)

Summit
Got a great mountain photo and story to share? Then send ‘em in for a chance to win a year’s subscription to Trek & Mountain

Subscribe
Receive a free Petzl Tikkina headtorch worth £20 when you subscribe!

Trek Directory
Looking to join a trek or expedition in 2017? Visit our directory of the leading trekking and expedition companies for inspiration

Back issues
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Next month
Can’t wait for next month’s issue? Here’s a sneak preview of what you can expect in the March/April edition, on sale in early March...

PLUS!
WIN A PAIR OF Scarpa Charmoz boots worth £250

This product was added to our catalogue on Tuesday 22 November, 2016.




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