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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’.

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...

A marked track junction on 2017 Google Earth imaging shows location difference when compared to historical imaging which shows up to 15m variation in this example in Spain

Article · 10 Jan 2018

Want More Walks? Navigation in a Digital World

What do you do when you want to find more hiking options than those covered by the guidebook? Mick Borroff explores route planning using GPS tracks and aerial imaging.

21 Old Minefields Are Well Marked And Fenced Off

Feature · 12 Sep 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.

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.

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Article · 26 Apr 2017

Where is the Drakensberg? The World Heritage Site you've never heard of

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; an extraordinary mountain range of huge peaks, towering basalt cliffs, massive sandstone outcrops, deep gorges and crystal-clear...

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Video · 26 Apr 2017

Where is the Drakensberg

Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.

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.

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...

8 The Letterbox On Ladies Peak Was The First New One Placed In 1979

Feature · 6 Mar 2017

Letterbox walking on Ascension Island

Set in the South Atlantic, just a few degrees south of the equator and almost midway between Angola in Africa and Brazil in South America, tiny Ascension Island offers a number of ‘letterbox walks’ which make for an attractive way of seeing 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.

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Feature · 10 May 2015

Jebel el Kest: A stunning day in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The ascent of Jebel el Kest in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas is a stunning day in remote mountains – one of the very best hill days. Cicerone’s Publisher, Jonathan Williams, explored...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

How to choose your guides, bikes and mules in Peru's Sacred Valley

Will Janecek, for several years an adventure tour guide and hotelier in Ollantaytambo, Peru, shares his advice on the best way to go walking, biking or trekking – on foot or by...

Andy Hodges Jebel Toubkal

News · 25 Mar 2014

Cicerone to the rescue in Morocco

One of our authors, Andy Hodges assists a struggling Polish climber whilst on a training trip to Morocco.

A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds - Cicerone Guide

Article · 29 Aug 2013

A Walk in the Clouds - a lifetime of mountain travel and adventure

One of the latest books to join the Cicerone range is A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds. This book is a collection of autobiographical short stories spanning a lifetime of...

Tibet Lhasa Potala Palace

Article · 13 Jul 2011

Cicerone authors revisit Tibet

There's something strangely compelling about visiting Tibet. Call it magical or mysterious, mystical or spiritual; Tibet is a captivating and powerfully addictive place. The mountain scenery is breathtaking and staggering, the altitude is...