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

Video · On 14 Jun 2020 by Adrian Trendall

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

Feature · On 15 Mar 2020 by Adrian Trendall

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 fitness levels...
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The Cuillin Ridge in winter

Feature · On 12 Jan 2020 by Adrian Trendall

A climb of alpine proportions, epic scenery and mile after mile of ridge make the Cuillin Ridge an adventurous and highly sought-after route that, says Adrian Trendall, should top any...
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My first Cicerone guides

Feature · On 28 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

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
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The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Wasdale

Article · On 25 Sep 2019 by Mark Richards

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Wasdale valley.
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The Top Ten viewpoints of the Lake District Fells from Langdale

Article · On 18 Sep 2019 by Mark Richards

Fellranger author Mark Richards shares his 10 favourite viewpoints in the Lake District’s Langdale valley.
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The Big Rounds: the bridge to enchantment

Feature · On 12 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges – The Big Rounds. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they...
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A day of synchronicity on one of the Big Rounds

Feature · On 3 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they meet on equal terms...
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Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

Article · On 8 Dec 2018 by Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams

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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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

News & Events · On 11 Nov 2018

Come along to the Shackleton tent outside the Brewery Arts centre to enjoy 3 days of FREE talks by local adventurers and outdoor experts, covering a wide variety of subjects...
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Valley deep, mountain high: A journey towards the International Mountain Leader Award

Feature · On 13 May 2018 by Andy Hodges

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 Hodges, author of...
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The Lochaber 4000s

Article · On 15 Apr 2018 by Alex Kendall

There are only nine mountains over 4000ft in the UK, and they are all in Scotland. It’s a big but manageable day to walk the four in Lochaber in one...
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Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the classic texts in outdoor...
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Scrambles in Snowdonia – Interview with Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla

Article · On 30 Aug 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Hill Explorer recently interviewed Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla about their experience updating Steve Ashton's classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. With permission we are sharing it here. See Hill Explorer...
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Off the beaten track in the Lakeland fells

Feature · On 9 Nov 2015 by Mark Richards

Mark Richards sings the praises of wandering off the beaten track in the English Lake District and shares his story of finding a novel route up Thornthwaite Crag in the...
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Fell Top Assessor: top job in the English Lake District

Feature · On 10 Feb 2015 by Graham Uney

Graham Uney, one of the Lake District's two Fell Top Assessors, shares the secrets of the job that involves climbing Helvellyn every day right through the winter and keeping other...
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A chat with the authors of Scrambles in the Dark Peak

Article · On 22 Feb 2012 by Terry Sleaford

Scrambles in the Dark Peak is the result of many years climbing and walking in the Peak District. Author Terry Sleaford describes the guide's collaborative creation.