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
Ben Macdui is Scotland and the UK's second highest mountain which makes it popular among tourists and hikers alike. I ended up climbing Ben Macdui on a warm summer's day and it's one of the busiest mountains I've been up in Scotland. This route is a great...read more
I used to be quite complacent but nowadays when I go out hiking or into the wilderness in the summer months, I make sure one of my midge head nets is the first thing in my pack. Yeah, it's that season yet again. Those beastly little devils are back with a vengeance...read more
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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
FounderHi 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.