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Cicerone Author becomes Avalanche Expert

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Cicerone author becomes an avalanche expert

Cicerone father and son writing team Allen & Blair Fyffe, have written a guidebook covering all the best winter climbing routes in the Cairngorms and on Creag Meagaidh, Lochnagar...

Arctic Circle Trail

Article · 1 Dec 2011

Walking the Arctic Circle Trail

If remote walking in isolated and pristine mountain wilderness is your thing read on. As two wilderness loving people, we decided to set off for the unknown shores of Greenland this summer.

Hut trip to the Alps

Article · 29 Nov 2011

Planning your first hut to hut trip to the Alps

Planning your first hut to hut trip. There has to be a first time for everyone. If you are 'into mountains' for walking, trekking or climbing, sooner or later the Alps will call...

Watzmann Ostwand

Article · 24 Nov 2011

Solo climb of the Watzmann Ostwand, via the Berchtesgatner Weg, Berchtesgaten, Bavarian Alps

Solo climb of the Watzmann Ostwand, via the Berchtesgatner Weg, Berchtesgaten, in the Bavarian Alps. This climb has 1800 meter of vertical elevation from the bottom of the face to...

Glacier

Article · 14 Oct 2011

A masked ball on a glacier? Or why you should remember your sunglasses

Have you ever found yourself on a glacier in bright sunshine, without good eye protection? Ok, so it really shouldn't happen to a guidebook publisher, but due to a chain of...

Cycling Adventures in St Jean de Maurienne

Article · 7 Sep 2011

Cycling Adventures in St Jean de Maurienne

Andy Hodges, author of the recently published 'Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne' has been exploring the area around St Jean de Maurienne by bike this summer with his wife Sue...

Tibet Lhasa Potala Palace

Article · 13 Jul 2011

Cicerone authors revisit Tibet

There's something strangely compelling about visiting Tibet. Call it magical or mysterious, mystical or spiritual; Tibet is a captivating and powerfully addictive place. The mountain scenery is breathtaking and staggering, the altitude is...

3 Counties Cycle Sportif

Article · 6 Jul 2011

3 Counties Challenge cycle sportif

What better way to spend a sunny Sunday than pedaling around some of the quiet and beautiful lanes of Cumbria, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. Jonathan and Caroline decided to have a go at the 60-mile option of the 3 counties challenge. Find out...

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Article · 22 Feb 2011

Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Clive from Cicerone takes a trip up Sharp Edge on Blencathra in the Lake District, one of the UK's classic scrambling ridges.

mountain of Kailash in Tibet

Article · 15 Feb 2011

The sacred mountain of Kailash

The sacred mountain of Kailash in Tibet has been very much in the news of late, with the publication of Colin Thubron's book To a Mountain in Tibet.

Southern Catalunya

Article · 26 Jan 2011

Solving pig problems walking in Southern Catalunya

"It is only natural to expect some changes after writing up a route but sometimes they come from a completely unexpected direction. Going back to do one of our Southern Catalunya...

Dolomites

Article · 21 Sep 2010

A beautiful day walking in the Dolomites (Tell Us Your Story)

Clive sent in this story of a glorious day walking in the Dolomites and the difficulty of choosing between beer, ice cream, coffee or cake.

The Way of St James

Article · 3 Aug 2010

Walking the Way of St James (Tell Us Your Story)

When initially planning the route and thinking about kit, accommodation and gear, I thought it was all about the walking - after all, 800km is a considerable distance. I was wrong...