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Banner Mt Caterina Egypts Highest Mountain

Article · 8 Sept 2018

Walking Egypt’s most popular mountains

One is Egypt's highest mountain, and one is its most popular. But, despite being so close to each other, these two mountains attract very different audiences. Christine Gordon climbed both to find out why.

Banner The Khziv River Is Crossed By Stepping Stones

Feature · 12 May 2018

The Yam el Yam trail – walking from sea to sea across Israel

Stretching for 79km across northern Israel, the Yam el Yam trail joins the Mediterranean coast with the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). For many young Israelis, walking the...

Lago Jeinimeni Banner

Feature · 29 Apr 2018

Walking opportunities around Patagonia's Carretera Austral

Christine Gordon outlines the walking opportunities around the Carretera Austral - a 1240km route running from Puerto Mont to Villa O’Higgins through rural Patagonia.

America Banner

Feature · 25 Feb 2018

Does a bear *** in the woods?

Matt Heason recounts his family’s trip to Yosemite, with the added bonus of a trip up Half Dome and a memorable encounter with a ‘bear’.

21 Old Minefields Are Well Marked And Fenced Off

Feature · 12 Sept 2017

Island Hopping on the Falklands Islands

Mike Wells travelled around the Falklands in February, walking and wildlife spotting on this fascinating archipelago in the South Atlantic.

Looking Back At The Spectaular Cape Pillar And Tasman Island

Feature · 1 Jul 2017

The Three Capes Track in Southern Tasmania

The Three Capes Track in southern Tasmania is a 46km hike that explores the beautiful coastline of the island, with overnights in clean, modern huts. Cicerone author Rob Houghton...

Drakensberg

Feature · 5 Jun 2017

James goes walking in the Drakensberg

Cicerone's Sales Rep James visits South Africa, decides that Table Mountain would not make for a decent piece of furniture, and discovers the brutality of Bugger Gully.

Above  Ama  Dablam Base Camp At Around 5000M The Scenery Is Dominated By  Malanphulan 6573M And Its Impressive North Face

Feature · 8 May 2017

Searching for the best viewpoints in the Everest Region

Away from the popular Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp areas, Cicerone's Everest expert Radek Kucharski discovers the lesser-known gems in the Khumbu region and explores the...

Penguins and Photographers

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Penguin paradise in South Georgia

Christine Gordon describes her visit to South Georgia, on an expedition ship, where she discovers a troublesome history, an incredible diversity of wildlife and highly proactive conservation efforts.

Yaks In  Nepal

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Trekking in the South Khumbu region of Nepal

Robin Pritchard treks to Khiraule in the South Khumbu region of Nepal to visit the school and clinic his local village residents have fundraised to build, maintain and staff.

Snow Storm

Feature · 3 Apr 2017

Shelter from the Storm - A lucky escape in New Hampshire's winter mountains

So often we can underestimate the difficulty of the walk and the severity of the weather. Here, Eric tells the cautionary tale of a recent winter hiking experience in the...

Rokuon Ji Zen Buddhist Temple In Kyoto

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Exploring Japan's wild places: a north to south tour

From the snow capped peaks of Hokkaido to the deserted white beaches of the Okinawa Prefecture, Jonathan Cook samples a little bit of everything during his tour of Japan.

Trekking In The  Annapurna Region Of  Nepal

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Annapurna: a walk on the wild side

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and the Annapurna Circuit route, despite the intrusion of much-talked-about dirt roads, remain the most popular treks in the country. The roads, one might argue, add to the choices of routes: they allow for shorter...

Mojave Desert  Hiking The  Pct

Feature · 9 Jan 2017

When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

When David and Lisa Jordan set off to hike the Pacific Crest Trail they had it all planned out: equipment, resupply and daily mileage. It was to be the trip of a lifetime. However...

Cover  Montane Rainforest In  Rwandas  Nyungwe National Park

Feature · 5 Dec 2016

The land of a thousand hills: trekking and tracking in Rwanda

Mike Wells escapes the crowds in Africa’s most densely populated country tracking chimpanzees and trekking to the source of the Nile in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park.

The Impossibly Blue Waters Of Phoksundo Tal

Feature · 9 Nov 2016

Trekking in Nepal: Dolpo – A Land Behind The Clouds

Guest blogger Mick postponed his trip to go trekking in Nepal after the terrible earthquakes of last year. However, Nepal is now back open for business.

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...

2011 April Bhutan 031

Article · 4 Apr 2016

Bhutan: Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon

All eyes are on Bhutan now that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit this little known Himalayan Kingdom in the spring. Isolated from the world until the 1950s and only open to foreigners from 1974, it has retained its...

Barmi  La  Ladakh

Feature · 7 Jan 2016

Trekking the Barmi La to Central Ladakh

There are two major trekking routes between Padum and Lamayuru in Central Ladakh. One is a classic and very popular route which starts out by visiting a string of villages along the Zanskar River; the other, the Kanja La trek, is wild, remote and...