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Top tips for creating outdoor films with your smartphone

Feature · On 6 Sep 2020 by James Cox

Making a video of your adventures can be a great way to remember your trip. Whether walking, trekking, running, cycling or another favourite activity, the chances are that you’re carrying...
Smartphone Photography – 12 easy hacks for better pictures

Smartphone Photography – 12 easy hacks for better pictures

Feature · On 1 Jun 2020 by Chiz Dakin

We all love to take photos of the outdoors - whether that’s from a garden or hill-top, or just of our efforts to be outside, and a modern smartphone can...
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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 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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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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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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How much preparation do I need for polar exploration?

Feature · On 7 Oct 2017 by Dixie Dansercoer

Polar exploration was once reserved for a very few hardy explorers who were not confident of even returning from their trips alive. Shackleton famously advertised for "Men Wanted for hazardous...

Six steps to successful 'selfies'

Feature · On 7 Jan 2016 by Richard Barrett

Keen cyclist and Cicerone author Richard Barrett offers his top tips for taking those tricky self-portrait shots to a higher standard than the standard Facebook fodder. Here he illustrates his...
Top Tips for European Trek Packing

Top tips for European trek packing

Feature · On 4 Jun 2015 by Jonathan Williams and Lesley Williams

Jonathan Williams, Cicerone’s Publisher, and Lesley Williams, Cicerone’s Marketing Director, open the lid on some of their secrets for trekking with a light rucksack but still taking everything you need...

How to go long-distance walking with a dog

Feature · On 10 May 2015 by Lesley Williams

Bringing your dog with you on a multi-day walking trip need not be as daunting a prospect as you might think. In fact it's a delight, and well worth the...

Winter Photography

Feature · On 19 Nov 2014 by Chiz Dakin, Jon Sparks and Alan Hinkes

If you enjoy battling up a Scottish gully through spindrift, you’re going to want shots that reflect that enjoyment - but such situations present real photographic challenges. More than ever...

Geocaching – another reason to grab your boots

Feature · On 20 Oct 2014 by Terry Marsh

Geocaching is an international craze rather like treasure hunting offering a challenging outdoor activity for all the family. Terry Marsh describes the fascinating and hugely popular global activity of Geocaching...