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Hole in One

Feature · On 16 Dec 2014 by Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds and his climbing partner Hugh explore the Vignemale and Vignemale glacier in the Pyrenees, but all was not well when they crossed the glacier.

Lunching with Lizards on Madeira

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Kev Reynolds

A few years ago, just after Paddy Dillon’s guide to ‘Walking on Madeira’ had been published, long-standing Cicerone author Kev Reynolds found himself standing next to Paddy on the Cicerone...

Winter Photography

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Chiz Dakin, Jon Sparks and Alan Hinkes

If you enjoy battling up a Scottish gully through spindrift, you’re going to want shots that reflect that enjoyment - but such situations present real photographic challenges. More than ever...
Cycle Touring Ireland

Cycle touring in Ireland

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Tom Cooper

After some years of bashing out stories and editing copy for newspapers in both England and Australia, Tom Cooper decided to turn his hand to writing a book. His inspiration...

Snowshoeing in the Alps near Chamonix

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Hilary Sharp

International Mountain Leader Hilary Sharp describes the fun and techniques of snowshoeing in the French Alps near Chamonix – 'one of the most enjoyable activities you can do in the snow’.

Crossing the Larke La

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Kat Morgenstern

In the wake of much-publicised recent fatalities in the Himalaya, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern recalls an unforgettable couple of days crossing the Larke La pass on the Manaslu Circuit, near...

Mountain Biking in the Scottish Borders

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Sarah Spencer

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer plots a weekend away mountain biking in the Scottish Borders. The 7stanes centre at Glentress is one of her favourite spots.

Through the Black Forest on The Westway

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Kat Morgenstern

The Westway (Westweg) is the long distance walking route that travels through the heart of the Black Forest in Southern Germany. Here, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern describes some of the...

Climbing the Cavall Bernat on Mallorca

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Jim Sutherland

The Serra del Cavall Bernat is a scramble that lies between the bay of Cala de Sant Vicenc and the Vall de Boquer in the northeast of the island of...

Geocaching – another reason to grab your boots

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Terry Marsh

Geocaching is an international craze rather like treasure hunting offering a challenging outdoor activity for all the family. Terry Marsh describes the fascinating and hugely popular global activity of Geocaching...

Autumn Leaves in the Lakes

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Vivienne Crow

Autumn: it’s the time of year that brings out the poet in all but the hardest of us. Who can fail to be moved by the sublime spectacle of the...

Walking in western Provence

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by James Benson

James, Cicerone's retail sales manager, tells us how he, with his wife and family of two teenage daughters went to Provence to enjoy the hills of the Var – even...

Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Feature · On 10 Aug 2014 by Andy Hodges

Every Tour de France supporter will know the mountains of the Maurienne. Many a champion has been made on these slopes. The mighty Galibier, the demure Madeleine, the iron-hard Croix...

Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 7 Aug 2014 by Hilary Sharp

A week before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) I heard a quote on the TV. I wasn’t really listening but I thought it was someone making a tongue-in-cheek...

Sarah enjoys the Great Stones Way

Feature · On 6 Aug 2014 by Sarah Spencer

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer leaps at the chance to go and check out The Great Stones Way, the 36 mile long distance walk that passes some of England's important prehistoric sites...

Trekking the GR5 - French Alps

Feature · On 7 Mar 2014 by Lesley Williams

The GR5 is a long distance route from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice, via Chamonix, the Vanoise, Modane, Briancon, the Queyras, Larch, and the Mercantour National Park. Lesley Williams...

The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Feature · On 14 Feb 2014 by Hamish Brown

Just a short hop from Europe, Morocco's High Atlas mountains have stunning and wild trekking at altitudes up to 4000m. Hamish Brown tells us about wo routes in the Atlas...