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Ben Holt and Sallie O’Connor descend the Unterer Theodulgletscher below the Matterhorn

Feature · 1 Dec 2018

Celebrating Fifty Years... The Zermatt Safari

Bill O’Connor remembers a trip to ski-safari paradise Zermatt. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.

Looking past the ‘painted rocks’ south of Toubkal in the early evening

Feature · 30 Nov 2018

Celebrating Fifty Years... Exploring Morocco's Anti-Atlas

Jonathan looks back on a particularly memorable trip to the mountains of Morocco with his son (and excellent rescuer) Joe Williams. This short story is taken from the...

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Feature · 28 Nov 2018

Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc with my dad

My dad’s a keen hiker and it has always been a dream of mine for us to hike together somewhere in the world. However, the logistics were always tricky; he lives in Australia and...

Pic7 On Talkin Fell Above Geltsdale

Feature · 25 Nov 2018

In the garden of Eden

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are increasingly rare and increasingly precious. Vivienne...

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Feature · 24 Nov 2018

Exploring Jebel El Kest and the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

The western Anti-Atlas is known to rock climbers and a small group of road-trip travellers. Its principal mountain, Jebel El Kest, was featured in a Cicerone Extra article by...

The end in sight, Mount Sonder looms in the distance

Feature · 4 Nov 2018

Hiking the Larapinta Trail

Marsupials and mountains, desert walking, true wilderness and tough hiking. Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok introduce the Larapinta Trail, 234km across the red centre of Australia.

Descending from the Glyders with Snowdon hiding in the clouds. Fastpacking in Snowdonia.

Feature · 21 Oct 2018

The joys of fastpacking

Lily Dyu recounts some of her most memorable adventures (and misadventures) while multi-day running.

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Feature · 13 Oct 2018

Becoming qualified as an International Mountain Leader: the challenges of winter

With his International Mountain Leader summer assessment completed, Cicerone author Andy Hodges was ready to take on the white world of winter in the Alps.

Midcamp at the Strathcarron LAMM, 2014

Feature · 6 Oct 2018

Why you should do a mountain marathon, despite what you may think

Mountain marathons sound gruelling and intimidating, suitable only for the super-humans among us. But, as Alex Kendall explains, they are a lot more fun and achievable than they...

Upper Lake with Torc Mountain in the distance

Feature · 29 Aug 2018

5 of the best short walks in County Kerry

County Kerry is along what has become known as the Wild Atlantic Way, a driving route up the west coast of Ireland that takes in all the famous spots. But as with any special...

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Feature · 4 Aug 2018

Walking in the Bavarian Alps with a dog: the pros and cons

Grant Bourne, the co-author, along with wife Sabine, of Walking in the Bavarian Alps, gives a brief insight into the advantages and disadvantages of walking with a dog. Apart from...

Southern Upland Way new bit: down the northeast ridge of Croft Head

Feature · 29 Jul 2018

Turning the Southern Upland Way into the Southern UPland Way

Ronald Turnbull takes a new look at Scotland's toughest waymarked trail, the Southern Upland Way. It's now more upland than ever before with a new high level route through the...

The track running westwards beneath La Sierra de Chimenea

Feature · 21 Jul 2018

The Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk: a 21-day, 430km walk through the mountains from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic.

Guy Hunter Watts introduces the Andalucían Coast to Coast Walk - from the early days of planning and designing the route to the completion of this 21-day trek through the Spanish...

Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

Feature · 11 Jul 2018

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx...

The Way of the Roses runs between Morecambe in Lancashire and Bridlington in Yorkshire

Feature · 1 Jul 2018

Singing and Cycling on the Way of the Roses

Ever had a tune that just keeps going round in your head while you are cycling? Cicerone author Rachel Crolla had just that during research rides for her guidebook to Cycling the...

Europe's highest military cemetery at Hochgränton Pass

Feature · 16 Jun 2018

The Karnischer Höhenweg – a walk through history

John Hayes heard about the Karnischer Höhenweg by chance when sitting out a storm in an Austrian Alpine hut with four young men from Vienna. He took their advice to trek the...

A rare patch of green on trail back to Kärlinger Haus

Feature · 10 Jun 2018

In the Steinernes Meer: A three-day hike through Berchtesgaden National Park in the Bavarian Alps

While researching the new edition of their guide Walking in the Bavarian Alps, Grant Bourne and his wife and co-author Sabine had the opportunity to revisit this magnificent walk...

The entire Serra de Tramuntana is a designated World Heritage Site

Feature · 30 May 2018

Mountain Walking in Mallorca - A World Heritage Site, man-eating terrain and a first ascent

Paddy Dillon did a lot of exploring for his latest edition of Mountain Walking in Mallorca. Along the way he encountered 'man-eating terrain', enjoyed the World Heritage site of...

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

Feature · 26 May 2018

Top Ten Best Bits of Cycling the Way of the Roses

After cycling the Way of the Roses several times while writing her recent guidebook to the route, Rachel Crolla picks out some of her personal highlights along the 170-mile...

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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...