Climbing holidays

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Gimme shelter: in praise of mountain huts
High in the mountains, warmth, company, refuge from the weather matter more than luxury – and Europe’s high places are, thankfully, dotted with places offering just that

Kevin Rushby

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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10 challenging UK outdoor adventures for children and teenagers
Activities like hiking, cycling, surfing and kayaking are ideal for enjoying nature as a family. Take your kids’ skills to the next level on one of these advanced trips this half term

Sam Haddad

27, May, 2021 @10:41 AM

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My kids can shoot up a climbing wall – but real rocks were a big challenge
Climbing is more popular than ever. Ahead of half-term our writer takes her sons on their first outdoor course in East Sussex

Sam Haddad

24, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Hybrid highs: the fun of combining two outdoors sports into one
After a hiking-rafting trip on Snowdon, our writer checks out other hybrid sports made possible by hi-tech ultra-lightweight kit

Kevin Rushby

18, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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My alternative summer: travel writers’ plans for an epic UK adventure
With journeys to distant corners of the globe still on hold, our writers are gearing up to hike, climb, camp, and swim on home turf

Kevin Rushby, Caroline Eden, Lois Pryce, Phoebe Smith, Dan Richards

19, Apr, 2021 @5:30 AM

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10 adventurers on their trip of a lifetime
Drawing on memories of epic journeys can help sustain us through lockdown. Experts share their greatest conquests – and where they plan to go next

Kevin Rushby

21, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Out to play: the best things to do around the UK this week
From surfing to wine tours, classical recitals to indoor climbing, here’s our weekly pick of attractions and events

Antonia Wilson

21, Aug, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: an evening scramble over the warm rock of Striding Edge
Helvellyn, Lake District: We perch on the edge of the rocky plateau and settle down to enjoy the sunset from the top of England’s third highest mountain

Carey Davies

20, Jul, 2020 @4:30 AM

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10 of the best books about mountains – for a virtual climb
Pioneers, PoWs and those taking spiritual paths immerse the reader in beautiful and treacherous landscapes and offer wisdom for our times

Anna Fleming

26, May, 2020 @5:30 AM

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10 of the best outdoor adventures in Europe: readers’ tips
From wild swimming to climbing an active volcano or tackling a via ferrata, our tipsters share their most thrilling open-air achievements

Guardian readers

17, Feb, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Why bagging a Marilyn is as good as a Munro: our pick of British hills
Height isn’t everything. In the South Downs, our writer heads up a class of hills named for their prominence – and selects other choice peaks to explore

Dixe Wills

17, Feb, 2020 @6:30 AM

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From horse marathons to Roman running: 11 great UK adventures
The euphoria of outdoor challenges – mainstream and eccentric – has proved life-changing for our fresh-air enthusiasts

Guardian writers

16, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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