Hiking the Himalayas: Everything you need to know about Altitude Sickness

Years ago, those who hiked in the Himalayas would be seasoned mountaineers looking to brave the highest peaks in the world. Now, anyone with a bit of cash and some determination can do it.  It's busier than ever and not everyone understands the dangers they can face. Not only on the trails or from adverse …

The Gartmore Experience: a walking holiday in the hills of Scotland

After spending most of last year hiking above 3000m; struggling to breathe, suffering from altitude sickness, carrying a 20kg bag and sleeping in tents when it's far too cold to be outside... a walking holiday in the hills of Scotland with the luxurious Gartmore Estate was exactly what I needed. If you love walking, but also love a little comfort and luxury at the end of a tough day, then this will be the holiday for you, too.

Volcano boarding, sinkholes and crater lakes: The El Hoyo Hike

If you can put up with a heavy pack and a lot of heat then this two-day adventure will be worth the pain. It's volcano boarding down the youngest volcano in Nicaragua, camping under a giant sinkhole on Volcan El Hoyo, watching the sunrise over Volcan Managua and swimming in Laguna Asososca. We booked with …