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8 Must-Watch Mountain Movies and Documentaries

Here is a curated list of movies that I've personally loved and it's also available to watch for free online.

Gokul Bhandari
April 8, 2020
2
Min Read
Mountain Hiking Fleece - 75% Recycled Material

9 plastic bottles are used to make one Mountain Hiking Fleece. The equivalent of one-week consumption for one person. So, let's recycle!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Mountain Hiking: A Glossary of Terms You Should Know

Ubac, bergschrund, gully... there are many terms with which you'll be unfamiliar? Check out our mountain hiking glossary to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes South - Kodchadri in Karnataka

Located in the lap of the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga lies Kodchadri, the 10th highest peak in Karnataka. Kodchadri has a reputation for being unbelievably green with jungle trails

Vishakha Akkihal
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalavantin Durg Maharashtra

Kalavantin is infamous for crazy rainfall from May to September, the best time to visit for adventure seekers (Not advisable for fair weather hikers)

Sajan Prasad
September 26, 2019
6
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself Properly from the Sun in the Mountains

Check out our advice for protecting yourself from the sun if you are on a hike that lasts longer than expected or because you want to walk for several hours.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Looking After Your Feet: How Can You Avoid Exercise-Induced Purpura When Hiking?

Following a hike, some walkers may experience red patches on their feet, ankles and/or calves. So, what is it?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Maintain and Re-Waterproof Hiking Boots

You've used your boots on muddy paths and you don't know how to wash them? You've crossed a stream and are wondering how to dry them? Discover 4 tips on how to look after and extend the life of your hiking boots!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Properly Wash and Take Care of Your Cooking Pot

Whether it’s just aluminium, equipped with a non-stick coating, or even anodised aluminium, your cooking pot is one of the essentials in your camp. So, it’s a good idea to ensure you take care of it, so that you can keep on using it for a long time in your greatest mountain adventures. To do this, we have some tips and tricks ;)

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself from Ticks When Out Hiking

Lyme disease, passed on by ticks, particularly affects hikers and other nature lovers as well as accompanying pets. To treat this disease, which is most often benign, we have an effective antibiotic treatment, severe types are rare. This is why it is necessary to prevent bites and to know the symptoms so that the disease does not gain ground and become chronic. Floriane, a mountain guide and Quechua employee, provides tips helping you to protect yourself. The following tips not only apply to humans, but also dogs, cats and horses.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes East - Zdukou Valley Nagaland

Dzukou Valley is one of the gems of North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Dzukou Valley is also known as the Valley of Flowers.

Subham Singh
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes North - Triund in Himachal Pradesh

Triund is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges, Triund is a part of Dharamkot.

Sawan Choudhury
September 26, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose your Snow Boots

Discover our recommendations to help you select warm or snow shoes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Hiking Fleece

Warm, Breathable, Compact, Lightweight and Freedom of Movement. Having the right Fleece is essential to stay warm and hike comfortably in the mountains.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Carry Your Baby When Hiking?

Your family has grown, but there's no way you're giving up enjoying outdoor activities. That’s for sure, but you will have to adapt what you do to the new recruit, and even when baby can walk, around 3-4 years, don’t count on him walking faster than 1 or 2 km/h. A carrying system is therefore essential if you want to continue walking at your own pace.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Should I Care for My Hiking Socks

Did you know? the quality of your socks significantly impacts the quality of your hikes! Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Should You Wash your Merino Wool T-shirt

Merino wool is the trekker's essential companion. Do you want to keep your woollen products as long as possible? Well then, follow our tips!

Decathlon
October 30, 2019
2
Min Read
How Do You Wash Your Hiking Clothes in a More Eco-Friendly Way

Washing your clothes in a way that respects the environment is easy and effective! Find out our advice for looking after your hiking clothes while protecting nature.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
8 Must-Watch Mountain Movies and Documentaries

Here is a curated list of movies that I've personally loved and it's also available to watch for free online.

Gokul Bhandari
April 8, 2020
2
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalsubai Peak Maharashtra

Waterfalls, mist and river streams are few of nature's delight to experience on Kalsubai

Sagar Shilpi
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes South - Kodchadri in Karnataka

Located in the lap of the Western Ghats in the district of Shimoga lies Kodchadri, the 10th highest peak in Karnataka. Kodchadri has a reputation for being unbelievably green with jungle trails

Vishakha Akkihal
September 26, 2019
3
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes West - Kalavantin Durg Maharashtra

Kalavantin is infamous for crazy rainfall from May to September, the best time to visit for adventure seekers (Not advisable for fair weather hikers)

Sajan Prasad
September 26, 2019
6
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes East - Zdukou Valley Nagaland

Dzukou Valley is one of the gems of North-East India on the border of two states – Manipur and Nagaland. Dzukou Valley is also known as the Valley of Flowers.

Subham Singh
September 26, 2019
4
Min Read
Monsoon Hikes North - Triund in Himachal Pradesh

Triund is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges, Triund is a part of Dharamkot.

Sawan Choudhury
September 26, 2019
2
Min Read
Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
3 Lesser-Known Camping Experiences in Western India

India as a country has so much to offer in terms of the outdoors. From Mountains to Oceans and everything in between, there's always a new place to explore.

Trailblazers- The Outdoor School
March 16, 2020
3
Min Read
How Do You Stay Hydrated When Out Hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do You Feed Yourself When Out Hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Maintain and Re-Waterproof Hiking Boots

You've used your boots on muddy paths and you don't know how to wash them? You've crossed a stream and are wondering how to dry them? Discover 4 tips on how to look after and extend the life of your hiking boots!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How to Properly Wash and Take Care of Your Cooking Pot

Whether it’s just aluminium, equipped with a non-stick coating, or even anodised aluminium, your cooking pot is one of the essentials in your camp. So, it’s a good idea to ensure you take care of it, so that you can keep on using it for a long time in your greatest mountain adventures. To do this, we have some tips and tricks ;)

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How Should I Care for My Hiking Socks

Did you know? the quality of your socks significantly impacts the quality of your hikes! Here are our tips for caring for your socks and feet.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Should You Wash your Merino Wool T-shirt

Merino wool is the trekker's essential companion. Do you want to keep your woollen products as long as possible? Well then, follow our tips!

Decathlon
October 30, 2019
2
Min Read
How Do You Wash Your Hiking Clothes in a More Eco-Friendly Way

Washing your clothes in a way that respects the environment is easy and effective! Find out our advice for looking after your hiking clothes while protecting nature.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How do you measure the Waterproofness of a Hiking Jacket?

A product is recognised as waterproof when it has the ability to stop rain getting through, thus protecting the hiker from bad weather. It is worth knowing that there are different levels of impermeability, and different tests to measure them. On the one hand, we consider the impermeability of a fabric, while on the other, we prove the impermeability of an entire product. Check that in addition to using a waterproof material, your jacket has waterproof zips.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you Restore the Water-Repellent Properties of your Jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Stay warm and dry when hiking: the 3-layers technique

During a hike, you tend to alternate between sustained climbing efforts and quieter moments. How can you stay warm and dry to make the most of your day?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
6 Exercises to Warm Up Before a Hike

Hiking will keep you in good overall shape while also sculpting your bottom and stomach, which is another reason why you should continue all year round! Read on to discover 6 benefits of hiking.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
What is Fast Hiking?

Are you looking for a change of pace? Then it's time to give speed hiking a try! Faster than the classic hike, but less intense than trail running, this new leisure activity offers a more sporty approach to your mountain outings.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How To Choose The Right Waterproof Jacket For Hiking (Buyer's Guide)

There are 3 criteria that determine your choice of waterproof jacket: the level of waterproofing, the outside temperature and the intensity of your exercise.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Choose your Snow Boots

Discover our recommendations to help you select warm or snow shoes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How to Choose the Best Hiking Fleece

Warm, Breathable, Compact, Lightweight and Freedom of Movement. Having the right Fleece is essential to stay warm and hike comfortably in the mountains.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
How Do You Choose the Right Backpack?

Whether you are off for a walk for a few hours or setting off hiking we have the perfect backpack for you! Discover all our advice so you can select and prepare your backpack.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
Hiking on the snow: an outfit for everyone

Functional features, utility, warmth, durability… these are just some of the criteria to be considered when buying snow hiking gear. Depending on your level of ability, we can help you make the right choices!

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
7
Min Read
Choosing the Right Babies' Hiking Shoes

Getting the right hiking equipment for baby primarily involves choosing the best footwear. The following 3 factors must be taken into account at all costs: the sole, the comfort and the support.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Know Your Gear - DIY Overnight Hiking & Camping Gear

Why DIY, you may ask? I find many reasons. It's more thrilling, more self-sufficient, more peaceful, more personal, more spontaneous, I can go on.

Trailblazers- The Outdoor School
January 2, 2020
4
Min Read
Mountain Hiking Fleece - 75% Recycled Material

9 plastic bottles are used to make one Mountain Hiking Fleece. The equivalent of one-week consumption for one person. So, let's recycle!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
2
Min Read
Mountain Hiking: A Glossary of Terms You Should Know

Ubac, bergschrund, gully... there are many terms with which you'll be unfamiliar? Check out our mountain hiking glossary to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself Properly from the Sun in the Mountains

Check out our advice for protecting yourself from the sun if you are on a hike that lasts longer than expected or because you want to walk for several hours.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Looking After Your Feet: How Can You Avoid Exercise-Induced Purpura When Hiking?

Following a hike, some walkers may experience red patches on their feet, ankles and/or calves. So, what is it?

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How to Protect Yourself from Ticks When Out Hiking

Lyme disease, passed on by ticks, particularly affects hikers and other nature lovers as well as accompanying pets. To treat this disease, which is most often benign, we have an effective antibiotic treatment, severe types are rare. This is why it is necessary to prevent bites and to know the symptoms so that the disease does not gain ground and become chronic. Floriane, a mountain guide and Quechua employee, provides tips helping you to protect yourself. The following tips not only apply to humans, but also dogs, cats and horses.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Keep Dry When Out Hiking: Check Out Our 8 Tips

Hiking in the spring and autumn offers some wonderful surprises, and it would be a shame to miss out on them for fear of getting caught out in the rain! When the weather is changeable, the footpaths are less busy, so you may as well get the equipment to withstand the weather and enjoy it. Warning, check that the weather isn't threatening either!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
How to Carry Your Baby When Hiking?

Your family has grown, but there's no way you're giving up enjoying outdoor activities. That’s for sure, but you will have to adapt what you do to the new recruit, and even when baby can walk, around 3-4 years, don’t count on him walking faster than 1 or 2 km/h. A carrying system is therefore essential if you want to continue walking at your own pace.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
How Do You Stay Hydrated When Out Hiking?

Dry mountain air can increase dehydration. It's essential to stay hydrated on a hike if you are to get the most out of the exercise and the landscapes when you're getting away from it all.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do You Feed Yourself When Out Hiking?

The longer the hike, the more preparation is required. Do not forget meals, snacks and primarily drinks, to make your hike a success.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
How do you measure the Waterproofness of a Hiking Jacket?

A product is recognised as waterproof when it has the ability to stop rain getting through, thus protecting the hiker from bad weather. It is worth knowing that there are different levels of impermeability, and different tests to measure them. On the one hand, we consider the impermeability of a fabric, while on the other, we prove the impermeability of an entire product. Check that in addition to using a waterproof material, your jacket has waterproof zips.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
How do you Restore the Water-Repellent Properties of your Jacket?

Does your hiking jacket seemed to have lost some of its waterproofing quality over time? Don't panic, here is how to get it back to how it was!

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
Hiking Trails In India: 6 Amazing Hiking Destinations in South India

Get to know these 6 hiking trails in South India that you should not miss as it is a great way to disconnect from the stress of city life and an amazing way to stay fit.

Campmonk
May 20, 2019
10
Min Read
Hiking with young children

Take the time to look carefully at the map and its contours or carry out a reconnaissance of the route. Take the opportunity to check out the orientation and try to choose shady trails in summer - the whole family can keep cool and it will be more pleasant when you take a break.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Hiking on the snow: an outfit for everyone

Functional features, utility, warmth, durability… these are just some of the criteria to be considered when buying snow hiking gear. Depending on your level of ability, we can help you make the right choices!

Decathlon
November 8, 2019
7
Min Read
Getting ready for a hike: our advice before departure

Knowing the weather and route along with taking the right equipment before going on a hiking trip is very important. Read our guides to know more on how to get well prepared.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
Discover Hiking

It's said that beautiful landscapes have amazing restorative powers and hiking has proven benefits for walkers; so what are we waiting for.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
6
Min Read
Discover Snow Hiking

Do you dream of the mountains in winter and the countryside covered in snow? Yet you aren't too keen on skiing or you don't like it at all? Then try snow hiking to make the most of the countryside to your heart's content!

Decathlon
November 7, 2019
6
Min Read
A Storm in the Mountains, What Should You Do?

Joël Roux, mountain guide, tells us what to do if you are caught in a storm in the mountains. The mountain skies are tricky and sometimes full of surprises.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
4
Min Read
7 Tips to Overcome the Fear of Heights When Hiking

Have you have ever felt your heart beating faster as you were about to cross a rope monkey bridge or walk along a rocky cliff overlooking a steep slope? If you are familiar with that feeling then you may be prone to acrophobia: the fear of heights. Here are 7 tips to control this fear and make your hiking more enjoyable. To note: this advice should not be used as a substitute for the recommendations of a phobia specialist. We would encourage you to consult one if your fear of heights is too debilitating during your hikes.

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
5
Min Read
5 Tips for Keeping Warm When Hiking

When poorly equipped or where you lack the correct tools, the cold may discourage us from walking or turn outings into nightmares: twitching, contractures, thumbnail grooves, chills

Decathlon
May 20, 2019
3
Min Read
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