How to become a highlander

Learn the basics of hiking with our comprehensive video tutorials. From planning your trip to hitting the trail, our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way.


Which HIGHLANDER format is right for me?

You can experience HIGHLANDER through one of four formats, whose names highlight the most magical part of your journey - the night sky. This video will help you choose the perfect format for you.


Safety at HIGHLANDER events

At all HIGHLANDER events participants' safety is the number one priority. In this video, you will see all the ways and precautions we take to ensure it.


How to pack for backpacking adventure?

Packing for a trip can be scary. In this video, Mateo from Zpacks discusses how to approach your gear list and the techniques you can use to ensure your time in the backcountry is a success.


What to wear on the mountain?

An effective clothing system can make the difference between a heavy pack and a light one. In this video, Mateo from Zpacks examines what it takes to develop an efficient clothing system that will keep you safe and comfortable in the backcountry.


What and how to eat on the trail

Mapping out your wilderness nutrition needs is important. There's plenty to consider besides simply grabbing an energy bar or a bottle of water. Follow these tips to ensure you have a nourishing and safe food experience on your next outdoor adventure.


How to get ready for sleeping outdoors & best practices for litter-free backpacking

Sleeping outside might be an experience of a lifetime, or you might toss and turn to wait impatiently for sunrise all night. But in order to enjoy, sleep in and foster pristine nature, we must always also carry our responsibility for keeping the environment clean.


Training for the Trail

When it comes to our time on trail, we should always set ourselves up for success. In the video, Jamie from Zpacks walks us through some training activities and techniques that will help you hit the trail in a condition to crush miles and avoid injury.

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