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Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 25 November 2018

On a glorious warm November day Montane Ambassador and director of Tracks and Trails, Julia Tregaskis-Allen, caught our partner Montane at the 2018 Kendal Mountain Film Festival.

#mymontane Share your story and you could win £150 of Montane kit! Every month Montane select one winner from entrants of all walks of life. To enter all you have to do is have an outdoor story to tell. It can be anything from; first summits to personal goals, celebrating a summit, enjoying a slog or relieved one is over! Can we make Decembers winner a Tracks and Trails entrant?

It was great to spend time with the Montane Team to discuss new kit, clothing and ventures for winter and summer 2019.


Tour de Monte Rosa - A Simply Wonderful Experience

Written by  Stephen Olivant 19 November 2018

I joined a friendly group in Saas Grund for the start of the Tour de Monte Rosa. After a cloudy morning on the first day, we were hugely lucky to have almost perfect weather for the next eight days.


Celebrating Our Website Launch

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 28 October 2018

After almost a year's work by the Tracks and Trails team, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

Together with our revamped logo we hope you like our fresh new ‘look’, and with the help of an easy trip search tool find it easy to navigate. It has everything our trusty old site had but also a lot more!

The design we feel allows us to showcase our trips bringing them alive with improved; photo galleries, maps, videos, accommodation details and guest reviews. We've an area dedicated to the fabulous team of guides we work with, a 'My Account' section, revised trip grading system, and we can take online payments which will automatically update the places available to help make choosing and managing your trip easier. We hope that you enjoy seeing the results so far, and we value any feedback.


Leki Poles - 2018 summer range

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 13 July 2018

Whether you’re walking, running or skiing, poles can be a major advantage to your speed and balance. Tracks and Trails have teamed up with Leki who have given us four of their latest summer poles that offer something for all your summer mountain occasions.


Swiss Perfection - Top places to visit in Switzerland

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 13 July 2018

As a destination for nature and culture lovers, Switzerland offers an impressive choice of landscapes and traditions to enjoy. Whether hiking in the shadow of the Matterhorn, swimming in Lac Léman, or running beneath the Eiger, there’s something for everyone in this outdoor paradise.


Rucksack Review 2018

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 01 June 2018

It's fair to say that we all like to browse and buy new kit and when heading to the mountains your backpack is by far the most used item. If you've decided it's time for an upgrade whether setting out for one or several day’s hiking, you’re spoilt for choice from a bewildering range of rucksacks. To help you choose your ideal trekking backpack, we’ve short listed several models that will serve you well on your next mountain adventure.


EU data regulation (GDPR)

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 26 May 2018

To support the changes in EU data regulation (GDPR), we have amended our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what data we collect and give you control over the collection and use of that data.


Avoid Injuries with Healthy Sleep

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 25 May 2018

Thank you TUCK the 'sleep experts' for their fascinating guest blog this month on the importance on a good nights sleep and how it can help prevent injury in everyone. Taking a proactive approach to injury prevention can help you enjoy the activities you love. One of the easiest and often forgotten ways to prevent injury—sleep.


10 Reasons to go hiking this summer

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 26 April 2018

With temperatures rising and snow clearing from the trails, it’s an excellent time to start making summer plans. Why not put a multi-day hiking trip on your agenda? Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or taking your first trip there are walking trips for all levels.


Cancer, the marathon and me!

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 24 April 2018

On Sunday, when I stood at the start of the 2018 Virgin London Marathon, I was full of the usual nerves and a few more. Training had been more difficult than usual: in January I had flu followed by a chest infection; winter in the Peak District had been severe by British standards so training had been in snow, ice and blizzards; only seven days before the start I’d sprained a ligament walking round a very muddy Chatsworth Estate and ridiculously, summer had arrived early and the temperature would be unforgiving.


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