Editors' Choice 2009 Video Blowout

Join the Backpacker Editors on a rip-roaring tour of Wales for the 2009 Editors' Choice Awards. Hit the mountains and the coast and learn what it takes to be an Editors' Choice Award winner.

What do you call a storm with pelting rain driven by gale-force winds? A typical day in Wales—and the perfect conditions to test this year's crop of Editors' Choice finalists. Jump the pond with the BACKPACKER editors in our video series and get a glimpse of this year’s winners. We’ll add new videos every week.

Editors' Choice Trip 2009: Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Witness the world's worst weather as the BACKPACKER staff tackles wailing wind, slippery crags, and zero visibility in the high peaks of Wales' Snowdonia National Park.


Editors' Choice Award Winner: Black Diamond Orbit

Bright, light, and rechargeable—the perfect camp lantern is here. Green Editor Berne Broudy breaks down why this lamp made the EC cut.


Editors' Choice Trip 2009: Brecon Beacons, Wales

Follow BACKPACKER Editors on a misty mountain hop through steep slopes, huge waterfalls, and fog-shrouded vistas in Wales' Brecon Beacons National Park.


Editors' Choice Trip 2009: Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Wales

BACKPACKER Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Dorn shows you how to get the most out the British Isles' best seaside trek, the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.


Editors' Choice Trip 2009: Climbing Mount Snowdon

Rocky Mountain Editor Steve Howe tackles a different kind of mountain in this video. Join him as he battles howling winds on the highest peak in Wales.