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Discover delicious, energy-giving, pre-race food recipes from Merrell. This Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto recipe will give you the boost you need for race day. More
Get fuelled with pre-race food ideas from Merrell. This carbo-loading recipe for Ethiopian Sweet Potato Peanut Soup with Chile and Lime not only tastes incredible, but it will also give you the energy you need to power through your race. More
Get the energy you need with protein and carbo-loading recipes from Merrell. This Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe will give you the boost you need for long training runs, marathons or ultra-marathons. More
For the casual runner, road running shoes suffice for almost all purposes. However, once you start to deviate off the beaten track and discover trails, then a decent set of trail running shoes will be an excellent investment. Toe bumpers, ankle support, resilient uppers, rock protection in the outsole - trail running shoes have it all. More
Gear
April 11, 2014

5 Best Video Head Cams

By: Tobias Mews
Never before has it been so easy to record your latest adventures thanks to the plethora of action cameras to enter the market. Whether you’re skiing, mountain biking, surfing or running, thanks to the every growing camera accessories, there’s no excuse for you not capturing that epic moment. More
If you love cycling and sightseeing then a bike trip might be just what the doctor ordered to rekindle that spirit of adventure. Some people call it a bike trip and some people call it a tour, but either way it means you’re going to ride from city to city and explore what that state, country, or continent has to offer. More
You never regret doing exercise, but you always regret skipping a session. It obviously makes you feel better, so why is it so hard to fit exercise into your routine? More
Believe it or not, you can run an ultramarathon. The only prerequisite is that you must want to run further than 26.2 miles. As they say: where there’s a will there’s a way. More
Have you ever felt a bit stiff or jaded after a long run or training session? You know, that feeling when you’re walking around like Frankenstein due to a case of the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Well, you can actually do something to prevent this before you put your feet up and congratulate yourself on a job well done: drink a protein shake. More
How to
March 21, 2014

Marathon Training Top Tips

By: Tobias Mews
Once you’ve taken the plunge and actually entered a marathon, often committing yourself to raising vast sums of money for charity, the next stage is to actually start running. This can be a daunting prospect for the uninitiated. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider. More
First time campers and adventurers? Listen up. Here are a few of the sneakiest tips around to keep you warm and dry, and your kit in order. More
Discover the best point-and-shoot cameras for hiking, running and more More
You've signed the dotted line and in a few short months you're strapping on your boots and heading "into thin air." Whether it is climbing Mt. Everest or Mt. Evans, you're going to need to improve your high-altitude fitness, the question is, how? More
Off-road running can be the best therapy for the busy city dweller looking to gain fitness, get outside and enjoy nature while scratching that exploration itch that we all get while working our everyday jobs. Most of us will instinctively run along the same streets every time and barely ever wander off the beaten path of a local trail, but hopefully that’s all about to change in this guide to trail running for beginners. More
There can be no doubt that smartphone apps have revolutionized the way we use our phones.  But if you’re pulling on your hiking boots or trail running shoes and heading outdoors anytime soon, here are five of the best hiking and running apps to take with you on the trail. More
How to
February 25, 2014

How to survive a bear encounter

By: The Pack Team
Bears are very curious and intelligent creatures, but can definitely be dangerous when provoked. If you follow these tips for bear safety in the woods, you may be able to completely avoid dangerous encounters when you’re on the trail or relaxing at your campsite. More
How to
February 18, 2014

How to fuel yourself for a marathon

By: Tobias Mews
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people decide they’re going to run a marathon. You might well be one of them. You pick a training plan, buy some sneakers, bid farewell to your families and start a fitness regime that will make Olympic athletes look lazy. Which means that you’ll also be burning lots of calories - an attractive thought to those on a weight loss mission. More
Nutrition
February 14, 2014

How to make a granola bar

By: Annie Bertucio
When you’re out on the trails and exploring, you need quick and easily digestible food to go. You can go to the store and get an “energy bar” loaded with sugars and syrups, or you can make your own. Here's how to make a nutritious granola bar, guaranteed to strike the proper fuel balance. More
Filling, satisfying, nourishing, sustaining. A fail-safe breakfast using oats which gradually release their energy to keep your blood sugar levels nice and steady.  What’s more, studies show that oats can lower cholesterol and promote good digestion. More
Flat tires. Nothing is more irritating. Knowing how to change a bike tire or repair a flat (and having the right bike repair kit) is essential knowledge for anyone on a bike.
So check out our quick guide to changing a bike tire fast. More
Nutrition
February 7, 2014

Breakfast Rock Cookies

By: Kate Percy
This traditional British tea-time favourite is loaded with slow-release, sustaining carbohydrate and immune-boosting omega-3 fats and antioxidants, making an ideal pre-workout breakfast snack. More
If you've ever found yourself miles from anywhere with a dead cell phone battery, you'll wish you'd invested in a portable power supply. Even the most modern of cell phone batteries struggle to keep up with the demands of new smartphones' touchscreens, GPS, cameras and array of apps. More
Every car needs fuel. The more fuel in the tank, the further the car will go. The better quality the fuel, the better the car will drive. Your body works in exactly the same way. Whatever your activity, fill your tank with a nutrient-rich breakfast and you’ll keep going for longer. More
How to
February 4, 2014

How to use a compass and map

By: Eric Larsen
While GPS and two tracking technology might seem to be a failsafe way to route find, learning how to use a compass and map is still an effective tool. Navigating your way through any wilderness, frozen or otherwise, poses a series of challenges that can be overwhelming to even the most experienced back country traveler. More
Incredibly light and fluffy and oh-so-tasty, these oatcakes will put a spring in your step! Packed with slow release, sustaining, low fat carbohydrate, good quality protein and heart-friendly omega 3 fats to boost both mood and immune system, as well as vitamins C and E and plenty of minerals, they’ll fuel your day without weighing you down. More
Rocks, slippery paths, snow, dirt trails, steep ascents and treacherous descents - these are just some of the things you might be negotiating on a trail run. However, how many of us actually bother to warm up before running? Probably not many. So, here are five stretches to get you ready for the trials face. More
Nutrition
January 21, 2014

Running fuel for the trail

By: Dustin Hinton
Regardless of whether you’re heading out on a long trail run or a short trail, you’ll want a good selection of trails snacks for running fuel along the way. So what should you bring? Trail running is all about portable, lightweight, easy to eat, and functional running fuel. More
Can’t stomach breakfast before your workout? Training your body to run on fat?  Then treat yourself to these recovery crepes on your return. Deliciously sweet, nutty, packed with superfood flavonoids, good-quality protein, manganese, magnesium and dietary fiber, these crepes will replenish energy stores and replace salts lost through sweat, as well as help maintain steady blood sugar levels. More
You spend the whole week just waiting to head out trail running at the weekend. You've got your kit and your trail running backpack ready to go, but what happens if you get out there and discover you’ve forgotten something vital? More
Nutrition
January 10, 2014

Bircher muesli

By: Kate Percy
If you want to eat for endurance, then you’ve come to the right place! Created by Dr Bircher-Benner in the 1890’s as a healthy meal for his patients in his Zurich hospital, this muesli provides an excellent balance of heart-healthy, sustaining nutrients, including good quality protein, slow-release carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and cholesterol-reducing fiber. More
How to
March 3, 2013

Begin with one step

By: Eric Larsen
I always enjoy traveling internationally as it provides an opportunity to learn from different cultures and gain unique perspectives. As someone who spends much of his time at the ends of the earth, it is even more enjoyable traveling to our planet’s mid point. Equally interesting in these places, is the student’s relationship with snow and ice. More
Are you looking for a Sunday morning rib sticking, long run, summit reaching, indulgence that will satisfy even the most "lumberjack" of mountain men but will still stay within the realm of healthy? Well, try out this fully loaded vegan banana french toast recipe. More
How to
February 11, 2013

Barefoot top tips

By: The Pack Team
If you think you can’t get more out of your walks, runs or hikes, think again. Merrell Barefoot can help tune up your stride and turn on your adventure. Discover how to stimulate your senses and awareness, develop stronger muscles and find a more balanced posture in the shoe designed to move you. More
January 16, 2013

What is your why?

By: Michael Chambers
As adventurers, explorers, endurance athletes and outdoor enthusiasts we are often faced with the question why? Why do you _____________ (run, train so hard, like to get muddy, climb mountains, compete in races, prefer sleeping in a tent)? More
I decided it was time to set a big goal, The 140.6 mile IRONMAN Triathlon, but I wanted to do it in one year, a real Couch to IRONMAN, and I wanted to complete every race along the way (13.1, 26.2, 70.3, and 140.6)... More
As soon as the summer ends, I always seem to struggle with sticking to my regular workout routine. There are fewer warm, sunny days and my New Year’s motivation is months away, so it's almost like I'm in no-man’s-land. But, I know if I don’t fit in some quality sweat sessions during the fall, I'll celebrate the holiday season with a few extra pounds on my small frame—and it’s tough to feel festive when my clothes are too tight! More
Many people are going locavore this year and are choosing local farmers over the supermarket!!! It’s now quite popular to have tilled the grass for edible plants and vegetables as their outdoor landscapes instead of lawns. Canning is back, as is pickling and freezing the summer's bounty for winter. More

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Trekking the Cordillera Huayhuash

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