Ultralight Hiking Blog

Kangchenjunga: Nepal’s Wild East by Dave Stamboulis

Kangchenjunga: Nepal’s Wild East by Dave Stamboulis

While Mount Everest may be the highest of the 8000-meter summits and Annapurna and K2 considered the most dangerous, Kangchenjunga (also spelled as Kanchenjunga) remains one of the most remote and ...

The Moray Trails Twenty 20 by Jim Sutherland

The Moray Trails Twenty 20 by Jim Sutherland

This grassroots, low key, charity bikepacking event came about in the depths of the COVID - 19 pandemic after one of the first overnighters that will forever be known as ‘BewareFarmFolk’.  The form...

Take another step: How to backpack faster, longer, and more enjoyably by Heather Hoechst

Take another step: How to backpack faster, longer, and more enjoyably by Heather Hoechst

Over the past several years, as I’ve begun tackling longer backpacking trips or longer trails in shorter time periods, I have been asked lots of questions about how I do it. My first answer is typi...

The Tor Divide, May 2024 by Jim Sutherland

The Tor Divide, May 2024 by Jim Sutherland

I am not quite sure how and when I found out about The Tor Divide but I entered sometime in 2023.  I had missed riding in the Peak District the year before on my version of LEJOG/GBDuro so I grabbe...

The Blister Queen's Guide to Treating Blisters While Trekking by Raquel Mogado

The Blister Queen's Guide to Treating Blisters While Trekking by Raquel Mogado

In the wild and woolly world of trekking and hiking, I've earned myself quite the ignoble title of "Blister Queen." When fellow trekkers hear my trail name, I either get a good laugh or sympathetic...

Thinking Ultralight: A Beginner's Guide on UL Packing by Brandon Armstrong

Thinking Ultralight: A Beginner's Guide on UL Packing by Brandon Armstrong

Ultralight backpacking is an approach to hiking and camping that emphasizes carrying the lightest and simplest gear safely possible. This philosophy extends beyond merely reducing pack weight—it's ...