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When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Article · On 12 Sep 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called Little...
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Trekking the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards

Feature · On 8 Jul 2020 by Jonathan Williams

OK, Cicerone’s Jonathan Williams didn’t really walk the Tour du Mont Blanc backwards, he just went the 'wrong' way round.
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Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn in 27 variants: the slow process of updating a guidebook

Article · On 26 Dec 2018 by Lesley Williams

When Lesley, Jonathan and Maddy Williams updated Kev Reynolds’ Chamonix to Zermatt guide, it gave them an insight into the daily challenges faced by Cicerone’s guidebook writers.
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The Tour du Ruan - unknown to all but a few

Article · On 24 Feb 2018 by David Burrows

According to David Burrows, there’s something good about walking in circles rather than in straight lines, and the Tour du Ruan didn’t disappoint.
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Zermatt to Chamonix - doing a classic trek the "wrong" way

Article · On 29 Nov 2017

Annalisa Mejetta tells the tale of doing the Walker’s Haute Route Chamonix – Zermatt the "wrong" way round. With a Cicerone guidebook of course!
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The big climbs on Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route

Feature · On 8 May 2017 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) crosses 16 high mountain passes as it makes its way over 350km across Switzerland, making it one of the...
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The new and improved Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1

Article · On 3 May 2017 by Lesley Williams

The Alpine Pass Route (APR) – now fully waymarked as Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – is a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland, crossing high mountain passes through...
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Crossing the Crête des Gittes on the GR5

Feature · On 6 Mar 2017 by Jonathan Arlan

The GR5 is one of the world's classic treks. The section through the French Alps takes nearly a month and involves long distances, big climbs and staying in high mountain...
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Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - Highlights

Feature · On 12 Jun 2016 by Carroll Dorgan

The GR5 (Grande Randonnée 5) is a trail – a marked route in some places – that begins in Hoek van Holland and runs for about 2300km through the Netherlands...
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Trekking with an Infant 3: Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc

Feature · On 11 Mar 2016 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan travelled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only eight weeks old. This article is the third of three...
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Trekking with an infant 2: Before you go

Feature · On 8 Feb 2016 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan travelled from the USA and hiked the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only eight weeks old. This article is the second of three...
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Diaries of a Monte Rosa Circuit

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Phil Nixon

Phil Nixon summarises his diary entries on a tour that incorporated part of the Grand Tour of Monte Rosa and most of the Tour of Monte Rosa with trekking companions...
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Trekking with an infant 1: Starting to plan

Feature · On 8 Dec 2015 by Jen Lumanlan

Jen Lumanlan traveled from the USA and did the Tour of Mont Blanc with her daughter when Carys was only 8 weeks old. This article is the first of three...
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Trekking the Alpine Pass Route across Switzerland

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Jonathan Cook

Starting in Sargans and finishing in Montreux on the shore of Lake Geneva, the Alpine Pass Route (APR) makes a complete east-west traverse of Switzerland, taking in some of the...
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Trekking the GR5 - French Alps

Feature · On 7 Mar 2014 by Lesley Williams

The GR5 is a long distance route from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice, via Chamonix, the Vanoise, Modane, Briancon, the Queyras, Larch, and the Mercantour National Park. Lesley Williams...
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Why choose to trek the GR5 through the French Alps?

Article · On 9 Oct 2012 by Lesley Williams

A graceful ridge soars away to the south, its flanks of grass and faded alpen rose like rippled antique green velvet, enticing your eyes and quickening your heart. This was...