Those catching ferries from Dublin to Holyhead
may enjoy going walking in the nearby Snowdonia mountains, but those who do so should wear in their boots first.
Such advice comes from adventurer Jason De Carteret, who said making sure the boots are "well worn in" is a "golden rule," as otherwise they can cause blisters.
He added: "As soon as you get a blister, your whole trek experience just turns into something completely different."
Walkers in Snowdonia may benefit from having strong boots to deal with hard, bare rocky surfaces, such as on the boulder-strewn summits of peaks like Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr and Tryfan.
Mr De Carteret's adventures have included trekking in the Antarctic, where he was part of the team that set a record for the fastest ever crossing from the coast of the frozen continent to the south pole.
He has been on adventures in a total of 64 countries.
Posted by Andrew Smith