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J7 Pristine wetlands around Kamikōchi

Article · 13 Mar 2019

An intro to… The Japan Alps

The Japan Alps are a located in the centre of Japan’s main island of Honshu and are home to some of the country’s most famous, highest and rugged peaks. Tom Fay, author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji, introduces this...

Smelly trekkers

Article · 13 Feb 2019

Cartoon of the Month: February

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is February's cartoon on a smelly situation familiar to us all.

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2019

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge, Giles Story has produced this need-to-know guide.

Mountain hut book cartoon

Article · 26 Jan 2019

Cartoon of the Month: January

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is January's cartoon, based on The Mountain Hut Book by Kev Reynolds.

Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Article · 14 Jan 2019

Cicerone at Fifty

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...

Thamserku Is One Of The Highlights Of The Views Between Namche And Khumjung

Article · 22 Dec 2018

An intro to... Trekking in the Everest region

Trekking in the Everest region is not just about Everest. Here are a few things to consider on a trek in this part of the Himalaya.

The Ravmeddara Valley is a true gem. This wide valley in the western Pamirs is fringed by towering mountains, with the 6083m high Patkhor Peak marking the highest point in the Rushan Range.  Photo: Christine Oriol

Article · 9 Dec 2018

Tajikistan: a photo gallery

Cicerone has published the first trekking guide to Tajikistan, written by Jan Bakker and Christine Oriol. For many people it is hard to imagine what Tajikistan looks like and why they might want to trek there. In this photo gallery co-author Jan...

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.

Satkanya 1

Article · 8 Aug 2018

A Spotlight on... the Juniper Trust

The Juniper Trust was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, inspired by writer and teacher Angela Locke following her first visit to Nepal. Since those early beginnings, the Juniper Trust has grown and supported many worthwhile projects across...

049 Sign Board At Uhuru Peak On The Roof Of Africa The Goal Of Many

Article · 16 May 2018

Choosing a route to climb Kilimanjaro

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 options.

Meindl Haus 1918

Article · 25 Apr 2018

A Spotlight On: Meindl footwear

There’s plenty of equipment that walkers and trekkers can use. But one of the true essentials is a good pair of walking boots. Lars and Lukas Meindl talk about how they make walking boots and what Meindl means to them.

Gangkar Punsum Seen From Near Gophu La Photo Ugyen Peljor Tshering

Article · 21 Mar 2018

An intro to… Trekking in Bhutan

An intro to… Trekking in Bhutan, answering questions such as Where is Bhutan? Do you need a guide to go trekking in Bhutan? What's the walking like? And Why can't I claim the unclimbed peaks?

Copy Of John In Wild

Article · 10 Mar 2018

How to eat well in the wild

For a long time, the options for hiking food have been limited to a range of mediocre freeze-dried meals packed with taste enhancers and artificial preservatives. John Fisher, founder of Outdoorfood, is paving a new way for wild eating with his...

Annapurna - Radek Kucharski

Article · 31 Jan 2018

What’s the difference between walking, trekking, hiking and backpacking?

Cicerone’s Joe Williams answers the question you’ve always been afraid to ask: just what is the difference between walking and trekking? Read on to become a pro with the...

011 Mawenzi Seen At Dusk Above Band Of Cloud From Kibo Hut Rongai Route Mawenzi Tarn Hut To Kibo

Article · 27 Jan 2018

Can anyone climb Kilimanjaro, and other frequently asked questions

Alex Stewart, author of the Cicerone guidebook to trekking Kilimanjaro, answers some frequently asked questions about trekking to the roof of Africa.

South Face Of Annapurna

Article · 20 Sep 2017

How tough should I be for trekking in the Himalaya?

Walking is just a case of putting one foot in front of the other, as Kev Reynolds says – and mountain trekking is largely a matter of walking. No special skills or equipment are...

Annapurna II and Lamjung from Naudanda

Article · 1 Mar 2017

Trekking in Annapurna - an addictive experience!

All Cicerone authors are enthusiastic about their subject area, that's a given. But Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons are obsessed with Annapurna, warning that visitors to the...

An Intro to... The Jordan Trail

Article · 22 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Jordan Trail

Tony Howard and Di Taylor have always loved Jordan and have pioneered the walking and trekking movement there. Here they introduce the Jordan Trail - Jordan's first long distance path.

History of the Jordan Trail

Article · 28 Sep 2016

The history of the Jordan Trail

Tony Howard tells us about the fascinating history of the Jordan Trail from the first inklings of an idea to the trail becoming official.