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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.

Preparing to begin Ben Nevis' Carn Mor Dearg arete

Feature · 15 Sept 2018

Conquering my fear on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Alice Stearn decided to face her fear of scrambling by attempting to conquer the infamous Aonach Eagach ridge.

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...

A Fingerpost Points The Way To The Physicians Well

Article · 5 Aug 2018

Hidden Gem – how to enjoy the best mountain, moorland and coastal walks in south Wales, without the crowds

Sandwiched between its illustrious neighbours of Pembrokeshire and the Gower, Carmarthenshire is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike, and yet beautiful Carmarthenshire...

Banner Tmb Classic Lac Blanc View

Feature · 13 May 2018

Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

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...

Ben Nevis In Winter

Feature · 21 Apr 2018

Winter climbing in Scotland - an Easter weekend report

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 traverse of...

The Carn Mor Dearg Arete And The Ascent Of Ben Nevis

Article · 15 Apr 2018

The Lochaber 4000s

There are only nine mountains over 4000ft in the UK, and they are all in Scotland. It’s a big but manageable day to walk the four in Lochaber in one go but Alex Kendall gives it a try.

Cobbler Summit

Feature · 7 Feb 2018

Five quite different ways of having fun in Lomond and Trossach

Ronald Turnbull explores various hill and valley outings in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

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...

Survey Column Tarn Cragg

Article · 4 Oct 2017

Explore these quieter Lake District alternatives

Cicerone's Natalie Simpson suggests some of her favourite hot spots of the Lake District - guaranteed to be as beautiful but less busy than the main trails.

Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sept 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 Sept 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...

Walt Unsworth

Feature · 11 Sept 2017

Remembering Walt Unsworth

In June 2017, Walt Unsworth, the founder of Cicerone Press and legend of mountain writing, publishing and editing died. Cicerone's current directors and many Cicerone authors share their fond memories of Walt.

The Snowdon Horseshoe With Crib Goch Garnedd Ugain Snowdon And Bwlch Y Saethau

Article · 2 Sept 2017

The Snowdon Horseshoe - a classic route

Alex Kendall, creator and author of the Snowdonia Way, takes some time out to tackle the Snowdon Horseshoe.

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.

The Bothy Code

Article · 15 Jul 2017

The Bothy Code - how to respect our bothies

There are many bothies in Scotland and a night spent in one can be a magical experience - as long as you follow the Bothy Code.