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How to climb Gran Paradiso
Mountain Guide Stuart MacDonald offers tips on how to climb the highest independent peak in Italy (the Matterhorn shares its borders with Switzerland), which offers outstanding views across the Alps from its summit. It's graded F+ and 4,061m high, so if you’re looking for a big peak that is technically relatively straightforward, Gran Paradiso ticks all the boxes. There is a catch though...
YOUTH & EQUITY
Edward and his Mum versus the Old Man of Hoy
Edward Mills, an eight-year-old from the Caithness in the Scottish Highlands, became the youngest person to climb the Old Man of Hoy on Friday last week, raising nearly £30,000 in the process for Climbers Against Cancer.
The best 4,000m peaks in Switzerland for beginners
What's the best 4,000m peak in the Alps for beginners? We asked five British Mountain Guides who are based in the Alps this question - Tim Blakemore, Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker, Andy Perkins and Tania Noakes. All of them picked a peak in Switzerland - testament to the concentration of excellent peaks of that altitude there.