Trek & Mountain issue 79 (Mar/Apr 2017)



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ISSUE 79 CONTENTS:

FEATURES

Great British Mountain Days: Sron na Lairig
Alun Richardson describes a great day’s scrambling in Glen Coe, in an area infamous for clan skulduggery and murderous deeds

100 Greatest Weightsaving Tips
Our guide to trimming the grams off your outdoors gear, including some classic tips plus hopefully a few you haven’t heard of too...

A Brief History of Light & Fast Alpinism
With the current vogue for all things lightweight, Will Harris traces the developments in superlight ascents from the 1970s onwards

The Interview: Jeff Mercier
We catch up with one of the leading lights of the ice and drytooling scenes, a Chamonix Guide who is also a member of the PGHM (mountain police)

First To The Top
Squash Falconer describes an ascent of the unclimbed peak Khang Karpo in Nepal, by an all-female team with Sherpa guiding and support

GEAR

First Look: Patagonia 850 Down Sleeping Bag
Patagonia’s new sleeping bag is modelled on a bag that founder Yvon Chouinard designed 45 years ago, but is it any good?

Group Test: Lightweight Backpacking Tents
We take a look at 12 of the best 1 and 2-person backpacking tents on the market, with an emphasis on weight and packability

Montane Fast Alpine Neo Pants
A versatile mountain pant featuring super breathable Polartec Neoshell membrane

Grivel Stealth Helmet
A futuristic looking helmet that is also one of the lightest on the market

Berghaus Fast Climb Jacket and Pants
Climbing-focused softshell jacket and pants from Berghaus’ new Extrem Light range

Ultralight Gear Guide
In this month’s Gear Focus feature, we look at the ultralight gear market, from clothing to mountaineering gear and beyond

SKILLS & ADVICE

Knowledge: Avalanche Beacons
Alun Richardson explains the various models of avalanche transceiver available and how to use them

Masterclass: How to... Take Better Outdoor Photos
In the last of the series, Alun Richardson takes a look at what makes a really ‘great’ photograph, and suggests how you might
be able to achieve shots of this quality

How to… Plan a Ski Tour
Kingsley Jones of Icicle Mountaineering outlines how to plan a ski tour and suggests some of the tours that you must do in your lifetime

REGULARS

Trailhead
Our action-packed new front section featuring: Lowe Alpine 50th Birthday (10), Rock & Grit Awards (12), Expedition News (14), Gadget of the Month (14), Talks & Events (16), Books & Films (18) and more

Summit
You send in your best mountain photos and stories, and we choose a worthy winner to receive a prize 

Subscribe
Subscribe to Trek & Mountain and receive a free Petzl Tikkina headtorch plus a 10% saving on the normal price

Trek Directory
Planning a trek or expedition in 2016? Then check out the leading trekking and expedition companies  listed in our Trek Directory

Back Issues
Missed an issue of Trek & Mountain? Complete your print collection here or
download digital editions for your iPad or smartphone via our website

Next Month
A sneak peak inside the next edition of Trek & Mountain, on sale in early May

Peak Profile: Denali
In the first of our new back page features, we take a look at the vital info for climbing North America’s highest peak

This product was added to our catalogue on Wednesday 15 February, 2017.




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