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Feature · 6 Sep 2020

Top tips for creating outdoor films with your smartphone

Making a video of your adventures can be a great way to remember your trip. Whether walking, trekking, running, cycling or another favourite activity, the chances are that...

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Video · 14 Jun 2020

Live video: Adrian Trendall chats about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge.

We were live with Adrian Trendall talking about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge traverse. Find out why Joe has failed to do the route twice and some of Adrian's top tips...

Smartphone Photography – 12 easy hacks for better pictures

Feature · 1 Jun 2020

Smartphone Photography – 12 easy hacks for better pictures

We all love to take photos of the outdoors - whether that’s from a garden or hill-top, or just of our efforts to be outside, and a modern smartphone can be a really good option...

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Feature · 15 Mar 2020

From roadside to mountain top: Taking photographs in Skye’s Cuillin Mountains

Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a top tourist destination; its mountains a mecca for climbers and walkers but also a stunning opportunity for photographers of all abilities and...

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · 15 Feb 2020

The Cuillin Ridge Light

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the bar of necessary experience and skills is lowered. You still ascend the Munros, climb the...

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Article · 11 Dec 2019

Winter mountain skills: techniques to measure slope angle

In summer the angle of a slope is of interest to the walker only in as far as how difficult it is to walk up, but in winter it can be a matter of life and death. International...

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Article · 7 Dec 2019

Skills sessions – writing a guidebook

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how writing guidebooks keeps him on his toes, and the...

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Article · 30 Nov 2019

Skills sessions – walking abroad

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to go walking when you're overseas.

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Article · 20 Nov 2019

Skills sessions – where am I?

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to work out where you are.

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Video · 17 Nov 2019

Explore the world with a Cicerone guidebook

Choose a Cicerone guidebook for your activities - guidebooks cover walking, trekking, climbing, scrambling, trail running, cycling, mountain biking and more. There are hundreds of...

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Article · 9 Nov 2019

Skills session - using a compass

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to use a compass.

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Article · 30 Oct 2019

Skills sessions – using a map

In a series of five features, Cicerone author and walking guide Pete Hawkins shares his knowledge and experience on how to successfully and safely navigate at home and abroad. Here, he explains how to use a map.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...

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Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Article · 14 Oct 2017

Why navigation skills should not be ignored and everyone should learn how to read a map

It’s raining. Again. The steady downpour lashing against the windows is enough to put anyone off venturing outside, although the forecast is good for the weekend. Very good, in...

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Feature · 7 Oct 2017

How much preparation do I need for polar exploration?

Polar exploration was once reserved for a very few hardy explorers who were not confident of even returning from their trips alive. Shackleton famously advertised for "Men Wanted...

50 shades of snow: a guide to the white stuff

Article · 17 Jan 2017

50 shades of snow: a guide to the white stuff

Understanding snow terminology can help you to be safer, find the best conditions and avoid avalanches. Here is our guide to technical snow terms.