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The snout of Grey Glacier at the start of the W trek

Article · 20 Jun 2020

Trekking down south: the W trek in Torres del Paine

On a recent trip to Patagonian Chile, Cicerone sales agent James Benson explored the mountains, lakes and glaciers of Torres del Paine National Park.

Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Article · 29 Apr 2020

Whinge along with me

Kev Reynolds is famous among walkers and trekkers as one of the most prolific guidebook writers of all time (maybe). As a 'vulnerable' person he is limited to walking around his small garden and he's gone completely stir-crazy. Here he expresses his...

Pelion Gap

Article · 12 Feb 2020

Tough Girl does Tasmania's Overland Track

Cicerone quizzes Tough Girl Sarah Williams as she prepares to walk Tasmania’s Overland Track

Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Article · 8 Feb 2020

Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Robin Pritchard travelled to the Altai district of Bayan/Ulgii Province, in the far west of Mongolia, to spend time with the famed Kazakh eagle hunters.

The most westerly point in Europe

Article · 5 Feb 2020

Meeting the man who is walking around the world

While walking on the west coast of Ireland, Christine Gordon had an extraordinary encounter with Tom Freemantle, a man from Buckinghamshire who was walking around the world. She...

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Article · 1 Feb 2020

A beginner’s guide to tramping the Kiwi way

Cicerone reader Giorgia Wollner gives a personal account of her first experience of multi-day hikes on New Zealand’s South Island, providing a glimpse of the countless wonders...

22 Camping platform near Kia Ora Hut

Article · 5 Jan 2020

An intro to… Tasmania’s Overland Track

Combine a dramatic landscape with a vast wilderness and intriguing history and you get one of the world’s great walks – the Overland Track. Warwick Sprawson introduces Australia’s most famous hike.

TH Using a built in clinometer a trekking pole helps provide a straight edge on which to measure the slope angle

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 · 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.

Checking the map

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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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 · 6 Nov 2019

The soundtrack of the Himalaya

The beauty of the Himalaya lies not only in its awe-inspiring peaks, but is revealed in its vibrant and unique sounds, says Kev Reynolds. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

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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.

Lost

Article · 11 Sep 2019

Cartoon of the Month: September

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is September's cartoon.

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Article · 4 Sep 2019

Friends in high places - trekking and teaching geography in Nepal

Whilst trekking Kev Reynolds meets some identical twins and reflects on what a small world it really is, even when you are as far from Kent as Nepal. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

In the Buff

Article · 7 Aug 2019

Cartoon of the Month: August

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is August's cartoon.

Same food

Article · 10 Jul 2019

Cartoon of the Month: July

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is July's cartoon.

Panniers – and a few other bags for things like camera, valuables and snacks (Image by Richard Barrett)

Article · 19 Jun 2019

Frame packs or panniers: what’s right for you?

Almost all cycle luggage manufacturers offer a range of frame packs alongside more traditional panniers. Richard Barrett explores the different choices and matches the optimal...

Barefoot Camino

Article · 12 Jun 2019

Cartoon of the Month: June

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is June's cartoon.

Hatenashi settlement

Article · 19 May 2019

An intro to… the Kumano Kodo

Kat Davis, author of Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage, introduces the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails on the Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka.