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Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.

A cloud inversion in the Italian Alps on the Grand Traversata delle Alpi. Photo by Chris Councell.

Article · 17 Nov 2018

A Q&A with Lily Dyu, the fastpacking guru

Lily Dyu talks to Cicerone about what fastpacking means to her, how she got into the sport, and some of the challenges she has faced whilst out running.

Underdog

News · 16 Nov 2018

Underdog: a film review

Sitting down to watch Underdog, a film about Cicerone author Damian Hall, are two very different runners: Joe has run Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc and the tougher Ultra Tour Mont Rosa, and Hannah struggles around Parkrun every week. Will this film...

Kmf 2018 Columbia Stage 700 700

News · 11 Nov 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

Come along to the Shackleton tent outside the Brewery Arts centre to enjoy 3 days of FREE talks by local adventurers and outdoor experts, covering a wide variety of subjects from winter walking to adventures with kids, from the Snowdonia way to...

Ben Nevis Summit At Sunrise  Early In The Summer You Might Only Need A Few Hours Of Battery Life For All Night Adventures

Article · 24 Oct 2018

How to choose the right headtorch

With the clocks about to change in the UK and autumn settling in, Joe Williams takes a timely look at what makes a good headtorch, whether you’re a walker, trekker, climber or runner.

Descending from the Glyders with Snowdon hiding in the clouds. Fastpacking in Snowdonia.

Feature · 21 Oct 2018

The joys of fastpacking

Lily Dyu recounts some of her most memorable adventures (and misadventures) while multi-day running.

Superb views from the Hohturli Pass The Alpine Pass Route Switzerland

Article · 17 Oct 2018

What is fastpacking?

Lily Dyu explains the concept of fastpacking: a fast-growing niche in the world of trail running.

Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Article · 10 Oct 2018

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

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, but you...

Midcamp at the Strathcarron LAMM, 2014

Feature · 6 Oct 2018

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

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...

Finishing the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Feature · 23 Sep 2018

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

Have you run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)? Did you find it too easy? Do you wish you could challenge yourself a bit more? Well, legendary runner and five-times UTMB...

The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

Article · 19 Sep 2018

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

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.

We Used Poles To Help Us On The Long Climbs

Feature · 12 Aug 2018

How to go ultrarunning with your partner – Ben Nevis Ultra Recce

Cicerone’s Joe Williams and his partner Caroline Holmes did a long training run on the route of the Ben Nevis Ultra, Skyline Scotland’s new race. In poor weather and with some...

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Article · 27 Jun 2018

12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

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...

Section One In Profile Panoramic Shot Maybe

Feature · 3 Jun 2018

The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

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...

Ice Ultra 18 Yeti Nordisk 2 (Mikkel Beisner)

Article · 11 Apr 2018

Damian Hall on winning the Ice Ultra in Sweden

Damian Hall has won the Ice Ultra in Sweden - here we ask him about his race preparation, the dizzy heights of appearing on local radio and how he avoided penile frostbite. Yes,...

Running To The Refuge De Loriaz

Article · 30 Mar 2018

Winter trail running adventures in Chamonix

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you have to hang up your trail shoes in exchange for skis.​Trail runner Kingsley Jones trains year-round, and if you know what you’re...

Feeling excited and inspired on Stage 1 of the Selvaggio Blu

Article · 24 Jan 2018

The heartbeat of the Selvaggio Blu - running through Sardinia

Tania Noakes relives the challenge she set herself in Sardinia - walking the Selvaggio Blu or the Wild Blue; an inspiring name for an unforgettable adventure.

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Video · 1 Nov 2017

Winter trail running in Chamonix

Kingsley is still trail running in Chamonix - despite the snow. Here's a video of some of the amazing trail running you can enjoy in Chamonix.

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Video · 1 Nov 2017

More winter trail running in Chamonix

Kingsley has been enjoying some winter trail running in deep fresh powder! The footage was shot in the trails above Vallorcine and Coupeau, in the Chamonix valley.

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Article · 18 Oct 2017

Stories from a Slowcoach Triathlete

I usually prefer to be behind the scenes, or in the back of photos, slightly out of focus or obscured by someone else’s arm. I have never felt confident enough to share my blog posts alongside those of Joe (UTMB and Glencoe skyline runner),...