Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds Biography

A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, guiding, photography and lecturing. Spending several months every year among various high mountain regions researching guidebooks, makes him The Man with the World's Best Job; a title he aims to keep by remaining active for another 100 years at least.

Kev has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. His latest book, A Walk in the Clouds, is a collection of autobiographical short stories recording 50 years of mountain travel and adventures. He is also the contributing editor of the collaborative guide Trekking in the Himalaya.

A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, Kev also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies. When not away in the mountains, Kev lives with his wife in a small cottage among what he calls 'the Kentish Alps', with unrestricted walking country on the doorstep. But he also travels throughout Britain during the winter months to share his love of the places he writes about through a series of lectures.

Website: http://www.kevreynolds.co.uk
 

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Cotswold Way Map Booklet

Cotswold Way Map Booklet

Map of the 102 mile (163km) Cotswold Way National Trail, between Chipping Camden and Bath. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. The trail typically takes a fortnight to walk, and is suitable for walkers at all levels of experience.

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Walking in Austria

Walking in Austria

A comprehensive guidebook to walking routes in Austria. 101 routes, day walks, multi-day treks and classic hut-to-hut tours in the Ratikon, Silvretta, Stubai, and Zillertal Alps, the Hohe Tauern, and the Karawanken. With information on transport, accommodation, gear and safety, plus full details of over a hundred Austrian mountain huts.

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Walks in the South Downs National Park

Walks in the South Downs National Park

Guidebook with 40 circular walks throughout the South Downs National Park, exploring the beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, Ditchling Beacon and hundreds of prehistoric sites. Accessible all year, but wild flowers best in spring.

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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way

Guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail. Between Chipping Campden and Bath, the 102 mile route explores the Cotswolds AONB. Described in both directions over 13 stages, the Cotswold Way can be walked year round and is suitable for beginner trekkers. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.

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Walking in the Bernese Oberland

Walking in the Bernese Oberland

This walking guidebook to the Bernese Oberland contains descriptions for 113 day walks. Routes range from 2 to 24km and offer breathtaking scenery of the classic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Gsteig and Meiringen. There are routes suitable for all abilities from short flat walks to adventurous treks.

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The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way

Guidebook for walking the South Downs Way National Trail, a glorious 100-mile (160km) National Trail between Winchester and Eastbourne through the South Downs National Park, described in both directions over 12 stages. Easy walking on many ancient and historical tracks, fine wooded areas, delightful river valleys and lovely little villages.

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Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Guidebook describing 170 routes for walks, climbs and multi-day treks on both sides of the Pyrenees, including a circuit of Andorra's Frontier Peaks. The 3000m summits are within reach of any hill walker and offer a variety of terrain. The day walks range from 30 minutes to 9 hours and the multi-day walks from 2 to 12 days.

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Chamonix to Zermatt

Chamonix to Zermatt

Guidebook to the walkers' Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt. The 180km route typically takes two weeks to walk. Described in 14 stages, the route crosses 11 passes between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn and involves more than 12,000m of ascent and descent. A complete guide for planning and walking the route, with accommodation information.

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Tour of Mont Blanc

Tour of Mont Blanc

An essential guidebook for anyone walking the Tour of Mont Blanc. The 170km circuit typically takes 11 days to walk around the Mont Blanc massif. The TMB is recognised as one of the world's classic treks. The book describes both anti-clockwise and clockwise directions, with variants and information about huts, refuges and facilities en route.

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Abode of the Gods

Abode of the Gods

An inspirational book capturing the wonders of trekking in Nepal, in eight vivid stories from Kev Reynolds' journals exploring the Himalaya. Landscape, people, sounds and smells come to life as they are encountered for the first time in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Kangchenjunga, Manaslu, Dolpo, Mugu and the far west of Nepal.

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100 Hut Walks in the Alps

100 Hut Walks in the Alps

This guidebook has route descriptions for 100 day walks to suit alpine walkers of all abilities, with suggestions for some hut-to-hut tours. These routes take you through breathtaking scenery in the Maritime Alps, Julian Alps, Gran Paradiso, the Turnitzer Alps, Bernese Oberland, the Kitzbuheler Alps and the Dolomites of South Tirol.

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Walking in the Valais

Walking in the Valais

Comprehensive guidebook to the Valais, Switzerland, describing 111 day walks and 10 multi-day tours. Some of Europe's most dramatic mountains are found here, including the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Dent Blanche and Grand Combin. From easy valley walks to harder treks across rugged passes - routes for all abilities.

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A Walk in the Clouds

A Walk in the Clouds

This book is a moving collection of 75 autobiographical short stories from prolific outdoors writer Kev Reynolds, an insight into a lifetime of mountain travel and adventure. These tales are spread across the Moroccan Atlas, Pyrenees, European Alps, Himalaya amongst other destinations, and will leave you by turns amused, reflective and inspired.

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Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Trekking in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

This guide describes three treks, between 5 and 8 days, in the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps starting near Klosters, and 12 half-day hut-to-hut routes. These contrasting ranges form a line on the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Tour of the Silvretta, the Prättigauer Höhenweg and the Rätikon Höhenweg.

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Everest: A Trekker's Guide

Everest: A Trekker's Guide

Guidebook to treks in the Everest and Khumbu region of the Himalaya in Nepal. All the main Nepal trekking routes, including from Lukla (and Jiri) to Namche Bazaar, and routes to Thame, Gokyo, Thangboche, Lobuche, Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. Includes two routes in Tibet from Tingri to the Rongbuk monastery and Kharta to the Kangshung Face.

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The North Downs Way

The North Downs Way

A handy pocked sized guidebook for anyone planning to walk the North Downs Way National Trail. At 130 miles the route follows the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the trail through surprisingly peaceful and often wooded countryside. The North Downs Way is one of the easier national trails, and the walk is described over 11 stages.

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Trekking in the Himalaya

Trekking in the Himalaya

An inspirational guidebook to 20 treks along the 2400km Himalayan chain. Includes classics such as the treks to Everest and K2 base camps and the Annapurna Circuit. Also epic glacier treks, ultra-long expedition treks and sacred treks. This is a book to inspire and excite, guaranteed to entice any with an adventurous spirit and love of wild places.

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Trekking in the Alps

Trekking in the Alps

A book to 20 classic trekking routes in the Alps. Exploring the best trekking areas, outline descriptions and photographs illustrate the classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt, as well a number of trekking routes in Slovenia, the Italian Dolomites, the French Alps, Austrian Alps and Swiss Alps. Ideal for inspiration.

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Tour of the Jungfrau Region

Tour of the Jungfrau Region

This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for the Tour of the Jungfrau Region. This popular trek covers 111km from Schynige Platte to Wilderswil in 9-12 days and crosses a multitude of terrain from pastures to glaciers and lakes to ridges. No technical skills are required for the Tour and there are plenty of bad-weather alternatives included

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Tour of the Vanoise

Tour of the Vanoise

This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for a 10-12 day trek of the Tour of the Vanoise and suggestions for four additional multi-day tours of the region. The 150km Tour is described in a counter-clockwise direction beginning and ending at Modane in the valley of Arc in 11 easy day stages as a circuit through the French Alps.

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Tour of the Oisans: The GR54

Tour of the Oisans: The GR54

This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for the GR54 trail circuit around the Écrins national park, the Tour of the Oisans. The route is known to be one of Europe's toughest treks and traverses difficult terrain. It is described in 10 long day walk stages with suggestions for a 13 day itinerary and alternative stages

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Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

Guidebook to walking in the Écrins national park, France. The Massif des Écrins is one of the most spectacular regions in all the Alps. Most of the area is a national park, with summits over 3000m high. Well-marked trails and a network of alpine huts make the Ecrins accessible to walkers.

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Walking in the Alps

Walking in the Alps

Second edition of this classic Kev Reynolds guidebook on walking and trekking in the Alps. Suggests many thousands of possible routes, and covers the range from the Maritime Alps of southern France to the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Walks vary from undemanding to long and tough, and everything in between.

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The Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps

A comprehensive guidebook to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps. This handy resource includes information for walking, hiking, trekking, climbing and ski mountaineering. Access, accommodation and facilities in the valley bases and full information about Swiss mountain huts is included to help you make the most out of a trip there.

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Walking in Kent

Walking in Kent

A handy guidebook of 40 circular day walks in the picturesque county of Kent. These routes will help you discover some of Britain's finest non-mountain landscapes and routes along with hidden architectural treasures and historic villages. There is plenty here to appeal to both family strollers and determined ramblers.

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Walks in the Engadine - Switzerland

Walks in the Engadine - Switzerland

This handy guidebook contains detailed route descriptions for 100 day walks in the Engadine and its neighbouring valleys. They vary from gentle family rambles to adventurous high-level routes for the experienced mountain walker. Each route ranges from 2 to 10 miles long and covers a multitude of terrain from forests and meadows to cliff passes.

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Walking in Sussex

Walking in Sussex

Walking in Sussex describes 40 circular walks that show the great variety of scenery and history in Sussex. Short walks and more demanding routes, including outline descriptions of some of the region's long-distance paths. Covers the South Downs, High Weald and Ashdown Forest.

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The Pyrenees

The Pyrenees

A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series.

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Alpine Pass Route

Alpine Pass Route

This handy guidebook contains route descriptions for the long distance Alpine Pass Route. It covers 326km in 15 days, with stages varying from 13 to 32 km. There are options to shorten longer days as well as to split the entire route into two easier sections. It requires no technical mountain skill to complete but a basic level of fitness is needed

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