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Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

Meet our Cicerone Connect members: "Oh the places we have been!"

Feature · On 8 May 2020

Cicerone Connect, our new Facebook community, has become a brilliant place to share your trip photos, planning questions and bucket-list ideas. We thought we'd share a few pictures from our...
The Cuillin Ridge Light

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · On 15 Feb 2020 by Adrian Trendall

The Cuillin Ridge Light is the best ridge in the UK for mere mortals. It uses cunning and knowledge to take the easiest line, hard climbs are bypassed and the...
On top o’ the world, on Binnein Mòr (leg 1, Charlie Ramsay Round)

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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In the realm of the wildcat: A hike with children up Mount Ida

Feature · On 24 Jul 2019 by Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla, the authors of Europe’s High Points and Outdoor Adventures with Children, hiked up Crete’s Mount Ida with their two young daughters. There were a few...
An overview of the Vignemale peak, the Ossoue glacier and the three Russell caves in the middle

Searching for Russell’s caves on the Pyrenean Haute Route

Feature · On 17 Jul 2019 by Tom Martens

In spring 2018, while doing research for the new guidebook on the Pyrenean Haute Route, Tom Martens discovered that the Vignemale, France’s highest Pyrenean peak at 3298m, held a cave...
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Running on the roof of the world: The Original Everest Marathon

Feature · On 6 Jul 2019 by Alison Bramall

Running on the roof of the world is never going to give you a marathon personal best, but it will be an incredible, life-changing experience. If you love being in...
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Why you should get out more with the kids

Feature · On 16 Jun 2019 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than...
Midcamp at the Strathcarron LAMM, 2014

Why you should do a mountain marathon, despite what you may think

Feature · On 6 Oct 2018 by Alex Kendall

Mountain marathons sound gruelling and intimidating, suitable only for the super-humans among us. But, as Alex Kendall explains, they are a lot more fun and achievable than they first appear.
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The Iveragh Spine Route or the Paddy Dillon Challenge

Feature · On 3 Jun 2018 by Peter Walker

The fashion for challenge walks has most definitely reached Ireland, and the search for ever-more-lengthy upland routes is inspiring many. Down in the south-west multiple mountainous peninsulas poke into the...
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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...
Ben Nevis In Winter

Winter climbing in Scotland - an Easter weekend report

Feature · On 21 Apr 2018 by Joe Williams

Armed with a box of maps and guidebooks, Joe Williams and Caroline Holmes decided to head to the Scottish Highlands for the Easter long weekend. They managed to do the...
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21 awe-inspiring photographs to make you want to visit the Dolomites

Feature · On 3 Feb 2018 by James Rushforth

James Rushforth, Dolomites expert and author of two Cicerone guidebooks to the area, chooses 21 photos that will make you want to add the Dolomites to your wishlist. The Dolomites...
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Walking the Aletsch Glacier

Feature · On 21 Jan 2018 by Mike Wells

Mike Wells describes a recent visit to Western Europe’s longest glacier, the Aletsch. Here, he describes the two day trek along the entire length of the glacier.
Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Scrambling in solitude on the Costa Blanca

Feature · On 9 Nov 2015 by Terry Fletcher

If you think the Costa Blanca of southern Spain is all about sangria, sombreros and stuffed donkeys Terry Fletcher has a surprise for you – it’s time to discover some...
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Trekking on horseback – Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Madeline Williams

An account of a two-week trekking expedition on horseback through Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan, with Wild Frontiers.
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Climbing the Cavall Bernat on Mallorca

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Jim Sutherland

The Serra del Cavall Bernat is a scramble that lies between the bay of Cala de Sant Vicenc and the Vall de Boquer in the northeast of the island of...