Monthly Archives: September 2020

Tips for Hiking Downhill

Hiking downhill is often taken for granted. In the minds of some, it represents the equivalent of “backcountry gravy”; the reward that follows the exertion of a challenging ascent. Yet hiking downhill takes its toll. Twists, slips and tumbles are most likely to happen while descending and no other type of hiking causes more wear and […]

BASIC HIKING SKILLS

Hiking is one of the few things in this world that can be enjoyed by almost everyone and will work wonders for your mind, body and soul, be it through fresh air, exercise or the breath-taking views that you come across on your travels. Unlike many hobbies, there’s a reassuring lack of rules and regulations, […]

Hiking Techniques

“The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” 1841 One of the things I love most about hiking is the simplicity. One foot in front of the other. Everything you need in the world on your back. Wake up with the sun. Go […]

HIKING VS. TREKKING: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Learn if you’re a Hiker or a Trekker: A Beginner’s Guide By Kristina Kristina is a Lithuania-based, London-educated writer who loves going on adrenaline-filled adventures as much as writing about them. Hiking and trekking, two activities that most adventurers deeply enjoy. The two terms are used online interchangeably, as though it’s the same thing. But is […]