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Why Kazakhstan, and why on a bicycle?

Feature · On 4 Mar 2020 by Scot Whitlock

Scot Whitlock was looking for somewhere different and dangerous for his next adventure. But in Kazakhstan he found an exciting, interesting and vibrant country, which offers cyclists a unique and...
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Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek: Where heaven and mountains meet

Feature · On 16 Feb 2020 by Mick Borroff

After hearing about its reputation as one of the most beautiful treks in the world, Mick Borroff decided to undertake the Kanchenjunga Base Camps trek in Nepal and see it...
Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Meeting the nomadic eagle hunters of Mongolia

Article · On 8 Feb 2020 by Robin Pritchard

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.
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The Cicerone School is finished

Feature · On 22 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah visited the school and helped to decorate it and refurnish the classrooms.
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Tales from a first-time trekker: Hannah goes to Nepal

Feature · On 21 Dec 2019 by Hannah Stevenson

Cicerone have been fundraising to rebuild an earthquake-damaged school in a tiny village called Rawa Dolu in Nepal. Hannah was the lucky winner of a trip to Nepal to visit...
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Walking in the Altai mountains of Russia and Mongolia

Feature · On 8 Dec 2019 by Mike Wells

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 Mongolia.
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Hiking Mount Kinabalu - the highest mountain in Malaysia

Feature · On 23 Nov 2019 by Andrew Mok and Simon Whitmarsh

Watching sunrise from Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, was literally the high point of Andrew and Simon's Borneo adventure. Kinabalu National Park is a Unesco World Heritage site...
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The Cicerone School is nearly finished

News & Events · On 12 Oct 2019

Work is nearly complete on the rebuilding of "the Cicerone school" in Nepal, one of our fundraising projects for 2019. Here are some photos of the work done so far.
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In Japan for the Rugby World Cup? Here's where to go hiking between matches.

Feature · On 21 Sep 2019 by Wes Lang

If you're visiting Japan for the Rugby World Cup this autumn, it's a great excuse to get out and explore this fascinating and beautiful country. Wes Lang, co-author of Hiking...
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Friends in high places - trekking and teaching geography in Nepal

Article · On 4 Sep 2019 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

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...
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The Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya

Feature · On 31 Aug 2019 by Frank Husslage

Frank Husslage explores the once forbidden Kingdom of Mustang in the remote Nepalese Himalaya. He finds monks, seashells and shamanism and wishes he could better capture on film the vibrancy...
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An intro to… climbing Mount Fuji

Feature · On 21 Aug 2019 by Tom Fay

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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Another Afghanistan: Trekking in the Wakhan Corridor

Feature · On 30 Jun 2019 by Jan Bakker

​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 untouched...
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Progress on the Cicerone School

News & Events · On 5 Jun 2019

Work is progressing on the rebuilding of "the Cicerone school" in Nepal, one of our fundraising projects for 2019. Here are some photos of the work done so far.
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An intro to… the Kumano Kodo

Article · On 19 May 2019 by Kat Davis

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.
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An update on the Cicerone School

News & Events · On 9 May 2019

Work is progressing on the rebuilding of a school in Nepal, one of Cicerone's fundraising projects for our 50th anniversary.
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Welcome to the Kumano Kodo: a series of UNESCO-listed pilgrimage routes

Video · On 27 Apr 2019 by Kat Davis

The Kumano Kodo offers a different view of Japan: far removed from the modern cities, this is a world of forested slopes, hidden valleys, waterfalls, traditional villages, moss-covered stone deities...
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Trekking down the spine of the North Japan Alps

Feature · On 7 Apr 2019 by Tom Fay

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...
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Climbing Kita-dake in the Southern Japan Alps

Feature · On 31 Mar 2019 by Wes Lang

Wes Lang, co-author of Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji, is in a race to reach the summit of Kita-dake before the encroaching fog.
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An intro to… The Japan Alps

Article · On 13 Mar 2019 by Tom Fay

The Japan Alps are a located in the centre of Japan’s main island of Honshu and are home to some of the country’s most famous, highest and rugged peaks. Tom...