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The view from the summit of Pic Carlitte in the Pyrenees Orientale

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 30 Aug 2020 by Alf Robertson

Alf Robertson has spent the last forty years exploring the Pyrenees, starting with summer trekking trips in Andorra before enjoying the crags, peaks and lakes from subsequent homes in Spain...
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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...
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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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The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

Feature · On 8 Jan 2020 by Janneke Klop

‘What do you know about Romania?’ Ask someone this question and chances are their eyes will glaze over instantly. Janneke Klop didn’t know the first thing about this mysterious Eastern...
The Great Glen Way

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2019

Feature · On 29 Dec 2019

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2019.
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Christmas in Africa

Feature · On 27 Nov 2019 by David Wood

Exotic as it sounds, taking a Christmas break in North Africa can be light on the wallet as well as the stomach. Here, David Wood describes how some new discoveries...
Refuge de la Breche and the Cirque de Gavarnie

40 years of Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Feature · On 20 Jul 2019 by Kev Reynolds

Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees is 40 years old. First published in 1978, it’s never been out of print and, following numerous updates and reincarnations, the latest edition is...
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...
Looking Down The Upper Section Of The Hohlaubgrat On The Allalinhorn Switzerland

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 2018

Feature · On 30 Dec 2018

Everyone who works at Cicerone is a bit of a fleece-wearing outdoor adventure junkie and we try to practice what we preach. Here's what we've all been up to in 2018.
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Exploring Jebel El Kest and the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

Feature · On 24 Nov 2018 by David Wood

The western Anti-Atlas is known to rock climbers and a small group of road-trip travellers. Its principal mountain, Jebel El Kest, was featured in a Cicerone Extra article by Jonathan...
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Becoming qualified as an International Mountain Leader: the challenges of winter

Feature · On 13 Oct 2018 by Andy Hodges

With his International Mountain Leader summer assessment completed, Cicerone author Andy Hodges was ready to take on the white world of winter in the Alps.
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Conquering my fear on the Aonach Eagach ridge

Feature · On 15 Sep 2018 by Alice Stearn

Alice Stearn decided to face her fear of scrambling by attempting to conquer the infamous Aonach Eagach ridge.
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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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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...
Approaching The Notch On The Infamous Yr Esgair Foel Goch

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...
Ali Near The Summit Of Glyder Fach As The Sun Falls Into The Sea

From Marriage Proposals to Heimlich Manoeuvres – Stories behind the Pictures in Scrambles in Snowdonia

Feature · On 26 Aug 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

Carl McKeating worked with Rachel Crolla to update Steve Ashton’s classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. He reflects on some memorable experiences in the Welsh mountains shared with the people who...
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Aconcagua – a taste of the big mountains

Feature · On 12 Jun 2016 by Rebecca Coles

A reputation for ugliness is not the greatest accolade for a mountain to have. What brings people to Aconcagua (6962m) is its status as the highest mountain in South America...
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Climbing Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco

Feature · On 8 May 2016 by Jonathan Cook

Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination, a blend of the exotic and the unfamiliar. Despite years of French and Spanish colonial rule it seems far removed from western Europe...
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Scrambling in Snowdonia: the Clogwyn y Person Arête

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Dan Aspel

Britain’s mountains bristle with hands-on-rock routes, and nowhere more densely than North Wales. Dan Aspel shares his first experience of a roped grade three scramble on the flanks of the...