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Nepal Earthquake - news from the ground

News · 7 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake - news from the ground

Cicerone Press author Sian Pritchard-Jones is currently in Nepal helping with the aftermath from the devastating earthquake. She is sharing daily updates of the struggles faced by the locals and we will post them here too. Some of it makes for...

Nepal Earthquake

News · 28 Apr 2015

Nepal Earthquake: How you can help

The Nepal earthquake is a terrible event, although danger is always present. Here are a few insights on the issues, and suggestions of how you might help, if you are able.

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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...

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Article · 12 Feb 2015

Tour of Mont Blanc and Peru - amazing experiences and excellent books

Cicerone have just received this delightful email from happy customers who walked the Tour of Mont Blanc and hiked in Peru's Sacred Valley using our guidebooks. They conclude "who...

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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...

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Feature · 20 Jan 2015

Trekking on horseback – Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan

An account of a two-week trekking expedition on horseback through Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan, with Wild Frontiers.

'Wild' film released in UK

News · 14 Jan 2015

'Wild' film released in UK

“The trees were tall, but I was taller, standing above them on a steep mountain slope in northern California. Moments before, I’d removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those trees, first catapulting into the air when my...

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Crossing the Larke La

In the wake of much-publicised recent fatalities in the Himalaya, Cicerone author Kat Morgenstern recalls an unforgettable couple of days crossing the Larke La pass on the Manaslu Circuit, near the Nepal-Tibet border.

Annapurna Trekking Disaster - Our Response

News · 22 Oct 2014

Annapurna Trekking Disaster - Our Response

Kev Reynolds, Cicerone author and veteran of some 20+ Himalayan expeditions, writes on what the Thorong La is like and his experience of trekking in bad weather in the Himalaya.

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Article · 24 Jul 2014

Trekking in Manaslu

For those who love the mountains, the Himalayas are one of those necessary pilgrimage destinations. On its slopes live ancient people of great hospitality and generosity; on their summits the alpinists feats are saved in search for eternity.

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.

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Feature · 14 Feb 2014

The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco

Just a short hop from Europe, Morocco's High Atlas mountains have stunning and wild trekking at altitudes up to 4000m. Hamish Brown tells us about wo routes in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco: the ascent of Jbel Tazekka (Tazzeka) 1980m, the high...

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Video · 3 Oct 2013

K2 Summit Alan Hinkes

Alan Hinkes' video from the summit of K2 which he climbed in 1995, on his third attempt. Read Alan's story of the ascent of this, and all the other 8000m mountains of the world in his book 8000metres - Climbing the World's highest mountains.

Trekking in the Himalaya

Article · 23 Sep 2013

A brief history of trekking in the Himalaya

The following is an extract from the introduction to Trekking in the Himalaya, one of a growing collection of Cicerone inspirational guides by contributing editor Kev Reynolds.

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...

Peru's Inca Trails

Article · 30 Jul 2013

Mountain Biking Peru's Inca Trails

It's been said that the mountain biking in the Peruvian Andes is some of the best to be found anywhere in the world, and if the photos in our new guidebook are anything to go by, then I'm inclined to agree. Peru's Sacred Valley features a dizzying...

Trekking in Peru

Article · 12 Jul 2013

Trekking in Peru

With the arrival of the new Cicerone guidebook to Peru, we caught up with our new author, Will Janecek, to find out what got him started writing the guide. Will also gave us a few handy tips on getting the most of your time there.

North west India trekking

Video · 3 Jan 2013

One minute memories of Ladakh landscapes

Here is a video slideshow made by the author of our Trekking in Ladakh guidebook, Radek Kucharski. The short clip boasts a collection of stunning landscape photographs, the type of views you could expect to find when trekking in this region of...

Himalayas trekking

Article · 8 Oct 2012

8 remote and challenging treks in Ladakh

Discover the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, India, through this in-depth guide to eight remote and challenging treks.

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...