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Feature · 3 Feb 2018

21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

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...

Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sep 2017

Running the Glencoe Skyline: one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world

Last weekend Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the Glencoe Skyline race in Scotland. The race is regarded as one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world, with...

Approaching The Notch On The Infamous Yr Esgair Foel Goch

Feature · 12 Sep 2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the...

Snowdonia Scrambling

Article · 30 Aug 2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia – Interview with Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla

Hill Explorer recently interviewed Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla about their experience updating Steve Ashton's classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. With permission we...

Ali Near The Summit Of Glyder Fach As The Sun Falls Into The Sea

Feature · 26 Aug 2017

From Marriage Proposals to Heimlich Manoeuvres – Stories behind the Pictures in Scrambles in Snowdonia

Carl McKeating worked with Rachel Crolla to update Steve Ashton’s classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. He reflects on some memorable experiences in the Welsh mountains...

Trevor Clarke Mbe Leading Across To The Left

Article · 23 Aug 2017

Scrambles in the Dark Peak - an improved route up Chrome Hill via the S.W. Ridge

Tom Corker, author of Scrambles in the Dark Peak, and his good friend Trevor Clarke find an improved route up Chrome Hill via the S.W. Ridge.

Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia: Notch Arête 2***

Article · 19 Aug 2017

Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia: Notch Arête 2***

A Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia, Steve Ashton's classic guidebook that has been fully updated by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating.

On The Vacas Valley Route There Are Two Rivers To Cross

Article · 26 Jul 2017

Aconcagua Revisited - what's changed in the last 17 years?

Jim Ryan has been climbing Aconcagua and the high Andes for 17 years. Here he relates some of the changes, from conditions to costs, regulations and Jim Ryan has been climbing the...

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Article · 13 Jul 2017

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - there's so much to do here so why not try something new? Here's a little overview of things to do in Scotland this Summer.

Gear review: Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody

Article · 17 May 2017

Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody: A Gear Review

Cicerone's Joe Williams reviews the Marmot Ether DriClime Hoody, a jacket that isn't well known to many UK walkers, climbers and runners. The jacket – and its precursor the...

High on Aconcagua

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

Aconcagua – a taste of the big mountains

A reputation for ugliness is not the greatest accolade for a mountain to have. What brings people to Aconcagua (6962m) is its status as the highest mountain in South America, the highest peak in the western hemisphere and one of the Seven Summits...

Jebel Toubkal

Feature · 8 May 2016

Climbing Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco

Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination, a blend of the exotic and the unfamiliar. Despite years of French and Spanish colonial rule it seems far removed from western...

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Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Scrambling in Snowdonia: the Clogwyn y Person Arête

Britain’s mountains bristle with hands-on-rock routes, and nowhere more densely than North Wales. Dan Aspel shares his first experience of a roped grade three scramble on the...

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Feature · 8 Feb 2016

Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites

Climbing a via ferrata in the Italian Dolomites in the Cortina d'Ampezzo region, close to the Tre Cime (Drei Zinnen). Dan Aspel, a freelance journalist and Mountain Leader, is convinced that – for sheer mountain delight – nothing beats a short...

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Feature · 8 Dec 2015

Scrambling across the Dark Peak

The moors of the Peak District’s Dark Peak have been an important area for walkers and climbers for over a hundred years, with many well-established footpaths, which may be linked into challenging walks often involving passages of trackless peat...

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

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 of...

Climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · 25 Mar 2015

A difficult day in the Pyrenees

An extract from A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds reveals that sometimes you can have 'Something of a doo-day'. This story takes place in the Pyrenees, near the valley d'Oô.

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

Climbing the Bedouin routes of Wadi Rum

The story of the first western climbers to tackle the magnificent climbs on the ancient Bedouin hunting routes of Wadi Rum, Jordan. This Middle Eastern region is home to some spectacular sandstone rock climbs, as well as significant historical and...

Lake District winter climbing

Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Dodging the crowds on Lake District winter climbs

Steve Scott assesses some of the Lake District's less crowded winter climbing venues and offers some ideas for alternative days out.

Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

Article · 13 Jan 2015

Alan Hinkes: Schoolboy turned superstar climber

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.