Latest articles from Alex

How to summit Ben Nevis: which route to take, how to prepare, where to stay and the gear you'll need to get there
The best hiking boots to buy in 2023: top tech for comfortable walks
The best ridge walks in the UK: get high on Britain's most spectacular mountain traverses
How to summit Helvellyn: when to go, how to get there and what you'll need
The best winter hiking boots: sturdy footwear designed for snow, ice and freezing conditions
The best hiking shoes: low-cut footwear for walking, scrambling and conquering trails
The best hammocks: the most comfortable suspended sleeping systems for an au naturel night's sleep
A guide to Scotland's bothies: everything you need to know about the finest remote shelters in the Highlands
How to use Strava: strive to get the most out of one of the world's leading workout apps
A guide to using Komoot and how it can power your next trail running adventure
The best inflatable stand up paddle boards for beginners: affordable iSUPs for aquatic fun
How to become a Mountain Leader: the steps to full qualification and our advice on how to get there
The best hiking socks: we pull up the best options for year-round walking
What is scrambling? A guide to getting your hands dirty in the hills and mountains
Inov-8 Roclite G 315 GTX V2 review: a waterproof trail shoe to rule them all?
The Isle of Skye: a guide to one of Britain's most beautiful islands
Columbia Peakfreak II Outdry Waterproof Hiking Shoe review: nimble footwear for getting to grips with summits
I hiked the Welsh 3000s and it was an epic day out on Wales' greatest mountains
A guide to wild camping: how to plan and enjoy the ultimate night out under the stars
What is packrafting? We shed light on an activity that opens up a raft of amphibious adventure possibilities
The best waterfall walks in the UK: magical hikes to awesome cascades
Suunto 9 Peak Pro vs Garmin Fenix 7: the multi-sport nav masters go head-to-head
The best camping stoves: from backpacking to campsite cook-outs
Suunto 9 Peak Pro review: a classy, robust multi-sport watch
Child friendly summits: seven safe yet exciting summits to ignite the fire of adventure in your little ones
Top tips for hiking with a baby carrier
Where to go hiking in the UK with a child or baby carrier: exciting but accessible routes
The best child and baby carriers for family hikes: bring baby along for the adventure
The best ultra-light, packable waterproof jackets: stay dry and fly on the trails
Salomon Speedcross 6 review: fit to conquer mixed, muddy and mountainous terrain at speed
Merrell Agility Peak 4 GTX review: bouncy, light and waterproof but not without flaws
The best running socks: breathable, moisture-wicking and comfortable pairs for running adventures
Nathan Stealth Jacket review: go silent and fast in this ultralight, noiseless windbreaker
The best head torches and headlamps: we shed a light on the finest options for illuminating adventures
How to summit Snowdon: the best routes, how to avoid the crowds and the kit you need
Kendal Mountain Festival draws record numbers of outdoor lovers to Cumbrian town
The best backpacking tents: five lightweight shelters designed for the ultimate wild camping expeditions
Tackling Gran Paradiso: the ideal introduction to alpinism
The best camping spots in the Lake District: superb sites and epic wild camping options
The best camping chairs: from cosy campsite thrones to lightweight wonders
The best winter hiking gloves: from lightweight hand warmers to rugged mountaineering gloves
The best base layers for hiking: the finest and most comfortable foundations for your layering system
Keen Ridge Flex Waterproof Hiking Shoe review: does Keen's Bellows Flex tech really work?
Christmas gift ideas for hikers: the best adventure gear, apparel, accessories and books
Jetboil Flash review: the Usain Bolt of the stove world
Snugpak Softie Expansion 5 sleeping bag review: a winter-ready bag for cosy nights under canvas
The best outdoor GPS smartwatches: track your adventures with the finest and most durable smartwatches
The best daypacks for hiking: lightweight backpacks for day-long adventures
Osprey Duro 6 review: a lightweight hydration pack with multiple storage solutions
Adidas Terrex Agravic Pro trail running shoe review: innovative laces and a maximalist ride