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Old World Epics
1. West Highland Way, Scotland 96 miles, 6-8 days Follow in the steps of Celtic legends across the Scottish highlands, where fairy rings abound and kelpies lurk in the lochs. This is a popular trek, but one dose of Scotland’s infamous weather and you
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Snow Accessories
EASY AVALANCHE PACK OUR TAKE The latest iteration of the JetForce is the most hassle-free airbag pack yet. The key component is the updated Alpride E1 system, a battery-driven supercapacitor—which charges up and discharges energy extremely quickly—th
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Living Rock
TIME DOESN’T WAIT. It doesn’t matter that my boots are still wet from yesterday’s march into twilight, or that the hut keeper just piled another log into the hearth. We’ve got a date with the past, which in Catalonia is never far from the surface. An