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Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Innsbruck Mountain Adventures – summer routes for a multi-activity alpine holiday

Article · On 10 Oct 2018

With autumn here, it’s time to consider your next summer holiday. You love the outdoors and like to try a variety of activities rather than just a single activity trip...
Midcamp at the Strathcarron LAMM, 2014

Why you should do a mountain marathon, despite what you may think

Feature · On 6 Oct 2018 by Alex Kendall

Mountain marathons sound gruelling and intimidating, suitable only for the super-humans among us. But, as Alex Kendall explains, they are a lot more fun and achievable than they first appear.
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An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

Article · On 19 Sep 2018

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.
High above Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, another intermediate bikepacking route

What is bikepacking?

Article · On 26 Aug 2018 by Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for...
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12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Article · On 27 Jun 2018 by Joe Williams

Cicerone’s Joe Williams recently returned from a two-week holiday in the Alps. The original plan had been to do some alpine climbing, but snow and weather caused a change of...
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The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

Feature · On 3 Jun 2018 by Peter Walker

The fashion for challenge walks has most definitely reached Ireland, and the search for ever-more-lengthy upland routes is inspiring many. Down in the south-west multiple mountainous peninsulas poke into the...
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Choosing a route to climb Kilimanjaro

Article · On 16 May 2018 by Alex Stewart

There are six ways of getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro, but which of the routes up the mountain is best for you? Alex Stewart gives an overview of the...
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Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

Feature · On 13 May 2018 by Andy Hodges

For those wishing to trek the world's mountains, the highest standard of leadership is the International Mountain Leader Award, which a number of Cicerone writers hold. Andy Hodges, author of...
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Winter climbing in Scotland - an Easter weekend report

Feature · On 21 Apr 2018 by Joe Williams

Armed with a box of maps and guidebooks, Joe Williams and Caroline Holmes decided to head to the Scottish Highlands for the Easter long weekend. They managed to do the...
Chamanna Coaz at the head of Val Roseg in the Bernina Alps

Practicalities of staying in a mountain hut

Article · On 8 Apr 2018 by Kev Reynolds

It is important, when planning a mountain trip – especially out of season – to do your homework first. Will the huts be open and manned? Will there be room...
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21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

Feature · On 3 Feb 2018 by James Rushforth

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites...
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Walking the Aletsch Glacier

Feature · On 21 Jan 2018 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells describes a recent visit to Western Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletsch. Here, he describes the two day trek along the entire length of the glacier.
Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Feature · On 9 Nov 2015 by Terry Fletcher

If you think the Costa Blanca of southern Spain is all about sangria, sombreros and stuffed donkeys Terry Fletcher has a surprise for you – it’s time to discover some...
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Trekking on horseback – Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Madeline Williams

An account of a two-week trekking expedition on horseback through Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan, with Wild Frontiers.
Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Article · On 13 Jan 2015

Today we received a letter containing a review of Alan Hinkes' 8000 Metres: Climbing the World's Highest Mountains and it was so lovely that we had to share it with you.
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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...
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Kev gets sent to Coventry

News & Events · On 29 Nov 2013 by Kev Reynolds

There have been some lovely reviews posted of one of Kev's latest guidebooks published by Cicerone, but we thought this one was well worth sharing with you all.
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K2 Summit Alan Hinkes

Video · On 3 Oct 2013 by Alan Hinkes

Alan Hinkes' video from the summit of K2 which he climbed in 1995, on his third attempt. Read Alan's story of the ascent of this, and all the other 8000m...
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Another new scrambling route in the Peak District

Article · On 26 Feb 2013 by Terry Sleaford

Terry Sleaford - author of the Cicerone guidebook Scrambles in the Dark Peak has discovered another new scrambling route.
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Canyoning adventures in Alpine high water and deep gorges

Article · On 31 Oct 2012 by Simon Flower

I'd been threatening to write a canyoning guide for a couple of years, scribbling ideas on the back of beermats and waxing lyrical to all who'd listen, before my partner...