The 5 Peaks are icons of the British and Irish landscape. Holding true to the old saying that bigger is always better, thousands of people flock each year to the UK and Ireland’s 5 highest mountains, itching to scale these epic landmarks. Some people climb the 5 peaks for fun, some for the amazing views and the love of nature and some for the selfies to slap on Facebook.
Bragging rights aside, although nearly all of the 5 Peaks have been made accessible thanks to the bus loads of tourists that scramble up them each year, these mountains still require a reasonable level of fitness and a spot of planning before you tackle them. If you’re planning to climb one or even all of the 5 Peaks there are a couple of things that are handy to know before you set off on your British mountaineering adventure.