Cadair Idris is Wales' second most hiked mountain and is an attractive trek for several reasons. The relatively straightforward hike up, its location, and impressive views from the summit have made it increasingly popular with tourists and locals alike. The mountain...read more
If you're not familiar with the Tikal ruins in Guatemala then you should definitely continue reading. This is an ancient Mayan civilization located in northern Guatemala which has since been made into a massive national park and is an explorer's paradise....read more
Before I go any further, when I say 'hiking the Poas Volcano in Costa Rica' I'm literally only referring to the fact that I reached the crater. It is undoubtedly the easiest 'hike' that I've ever done. It would, in fact, be better described as a 'stroll',...read more
Nicaragua is turning into the not-so-undiscovered gem of Latin America. The largest country in Central America, Nicaragua is the adventure traveller/hiker/explorer's dream. Hiking the Telica volcano is just the beginning. From exploding volcanoes to sandy...read more
The Santa Ana volcano is a real gem which you definitely shouldn't miss out on if you find yourself in this part of the world. The volcano is known locally as Ilamatepec and is located in the Cerre Verde National Park, El Salvador. With a summit height of...read more
The Santa Maria volcano in Guatemala is defined as a stratovolcano and is located in the country's southwestern highlands. It overlooks Guatemala's second largest city, Quetzaltenango (or locally known as 'Xela'), which should be your base for hiking this...read more
Hi there, I’m Stephen!
I created In Shape Explorer with the goal of giving you thorough hike reviews of Scotland’s mountains and lesser-known peaks further afield. I also share hiking advice, tips and guides so that you are as informed as possible before getting out there! Any questions or queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch.