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A mountain, a ridgeline, and a man in a red jacket – 'unoriginal and lacking spark' but just right for a guidebook. Stob Ghabhar

Feature · 27 May 2020

How to write a guidebook: Jack or Jill of all trades – and master of... guidebook writing

Ronald Turnbull explains how writing is a rather small part of being a guidebook writer as well as dismissing once and for all some popular misconceptions about his chosen career.

Trekking in the Himalayan foothills

Feature · 4 May 2020

The joy of walking

Kev Reynolds has been reflecting on why he fell in love with walking many, many years ago and, despite only being allowed to walk circuits of his miniature garden, he is still daydreaming of walking holidays.

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Feature · 28 Dec 2019

My first Cicerone guides

Good advice has always been central to Cicerone's guidebooks and, as they celebrate 50 years as a leading light in the outdoor world, nothing has changed, says Andy Hodges

Mt Malchin R and the Potanii glacier beside the five sacred mountains of the Tavn Bogd range in Mongolia

Feature · 8 Dec 2019

Walking in the Altai mountains of Russia and Mongolia

Mike Wells and his partner Christine Gordon spent two weeks in the Altai mountains, trekking to mountain summits, hidden lakes and remote valleys on the borders of Russia and...

Tazga Christmas

Feature · 27 Nov 2019

Christmas in Africa

Exotic as it sounds, taking a Christmas break in North Africa can be light on the wallet as well as the stomach. Here, David Wood describes how some new discoveries in the Anti-Atlas have shaped his views about how to spend the festive season.

The view from Margherita Peak

Feature · 24 Nov 2019

Mud, sweat and tears: Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains

Jan Bakker takes on the challenge of trekking in Uganda’s spectacular and demanding Rwenzori Mountains – in some surprising kit.

The spectacular view from the Moonlight Crag lookout near O’Reilly’s guesthouse into the  Albert River valley and the Lost World

Feature · 8 Sep 2019

Into the Gondwana Rainforest: Walks in Lamington National Park on Australia’s Gold Coast

Mike Dunn explores Lamington National Park on Australia’s Gold Coast, an astonishingly biodiverse area of mountains and deeply dissected valleys and a key element of the...

Shadow Of Mt Fuji

Feature · 21 Aug 2019

An intro to… climbing Mount Fuji

Tom Fay, co-author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps explains a few things you should know if you’re planning an ascent of the iconic Mount Fuji.

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Feature · 30 Jun 2019

Another Afghanistan: Trekking in the Wakhan Corridor

​In the far northeast of Afghanistan lie the mountains of the Wakhan Corridor. This rugged area, tucked between the giants of the Hindu Kush and the Pamirs, has remained...

North Japan Alps

Feature · 7 Apr 2019

Trekking down the spine of the North Japan Alps

Early last summer Tom Fay headed to the Northern Japan Alps to do some final research for the Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji guidebook. This is where the...

Mt Ossa's summit plateau

Feature · 17 Mar 2019

Hiking the Overland Track in Tasmania

Living in Melbourne has given Rob Houghton ample opportunity to visit his favourite state: Tasmania. At the start of the year he and his wife, Jess, set off on one of the island’s iconic hikes.

Bsharri catching the last of the sun’s rays

Feature · 6 Jan 2019

In a promised land – the Lebanon Mountain Trail

Mike Laing spent a week walking part of the Lebanon Mountain Trail, where he discovered dramatic landscapes, a vibrant culture and friendly, welcoming locals.

15 Pangong Lake Panorama Made Of 15 A And 15 B

Feature · 16 Dec 2018

Ladakh: beyond the Khardung La

The long-forbidden lands north of the Khardung La were beyond the wildest dreams of Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons when they first met in 1983 in Leh, Ladakh. Now easily accessible, this area, nestling in the shadow of the Himalaya and the...

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...

01  The Ameln Summits

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.

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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...

Banner The Khziv River Is Crossed By Stepping Stones

Feature · 12 May 2018

The Yam el Yam trail – walking from sea to sea across Israel

Stretching for 79km across northern Israel, the Yam el Yam trail joins the Mediterranean coast with the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret in Hebrew). For many young Israelis, walking the...

Looking Back At The Spectaular Cape Pillar And Tasman Island

Feature · 1 Jul 2017

The Three Capes Track in Southern Tasmania

The Three Capes Track in southern Tasmania is a 46km hike that explores the beautiful coastline of the island, with overnights in clean, modern huts. Cicerone author Rob Houghton...

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Feature · 9 Nov 2015

Api to Jumla: A truly magical mystery trek

In this final extract from his inspirational memoirs about trekking in the Himalaya, Abode of the Gods, Kev Reynolds recalls a trek with a very real sense of mystery from Api to...