Unlike any other set of mountains, the Liathach ridge in Torridon is regarded by many as one of the best mountaineering spots in the UK. It's a Munro experience unlike any other and is a hike that will remain etched in your memory. Liathach is a massive hunk of rock...read more
Chances are you've heard about Torridon's famous ridge walks and the Beinn Alligin hike is one of these. This is the shortest and probably the most beginner friendly. It offers some of the most stunning views in the country and certainly earns its name,...read more
This is not to be confused with Meall Dubh the Graham which is up near Ullapool. Meall Dubh the Corbett is situated in Glen Moriston and is the first significant peak on the road to the iconic Glen Shiel. The hike itself is not very exciting with a lot of...read more
When you're a beginner, the topic of avoiding blisters while hiking probably isn't the first thing that springs to mind. You just want to get out into the hills - I know the feeling. That is until you get your first blister. There is absolutely nothing...read more
Last Updated: 4th June 2018 Product: Men's Mountain Trainer Mid Gore-Tex High Rise Hiking Boots. Brand: Salewa. Price: See latest price on Amazon. Colour: Black, charcoal, grey red. Do I Recommend This Product? This is a difficult one as is always the...read more
Product: Straight Paramount 3.0 Convertible Trousers. Brand: The North Face. Price: From £57.90 on Amazon (North Face Store). Colour: Grey, brown or beige. Do I Recommend This Product? Absolutely. These North Face paramount trousers are comfortable, lightweight,...read more
Last Updated: 30/05/2018 If you find yourself reading this post it's most likely because you're looking for a decent hiking/outdoors app. Here I'll give you a thorough Viewranger app review and give you the reasons why, in my opinion, this is the best...read more
If we want to find best weather app for the UK specifically, there's only really one winner. There are dozens of weather apps for your phone and tablet out there and it probably leads you to ask 'why are there so many weather apps and how can they be any...read more
Hi there, I’m Stephen!
I created In Shape Explorer with the goal of giving you tips and inspiration relating to my main passions: travelling/exploring while staying healthy and in shape! The current focus is hiking in Scotland but I’ll soon be adding more travel and health-related content!