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Article · 16 Oct 2021

Climbing Aconcagua: the world's highest trekking peak

After ticking off Kilimanjaro and Elbrus, Peter Watson headed to the Andes to attempt his third Seven Summit. Aconcagua may not require mountaineering skills, but this hulk of...

Ben Vane

Article · 14 Aug 2021

6 Scottish routes to prepare you for high mountain treks

In terms of terrain, the Scottish mountains are a fantastic training ground when planning a trek or a climb overseas, says Sean McBride

Scrambling in the Lake District

Focus · 30 Apr 2021

Scrambling – ideas, classic routes and how to get started safely

"Scrambling offers the perfect combination of continuous movement and unfettered climbing in a mountain environment" so says John Fleetwood, one of Britain's most accomplished...

Zermatt and the matterhorn

Video · 21 Apr 2021

Walking in Zermatt and Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Walking in the Zermatt and Saas-Fee region is very rewarding, and there are wonderful routes to suit all levels of experience and ability, from easy riverside and valley walks to...

Paul Rose and John Fleetwood live

Live · 4 May 2021

Scrambling in the Lake District with Paul Rose and John Fleetwood

In our May Cicerone Live event, join Cicerone author John Fleetwood and special guest Paul Rose to explore scrambling in the Lake District.

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Article · 11 Mar 2021

What is gill scrambling?

Gill scrambling is something of an acquired taste that some find hideous and others consider to be the very best scrambling. Gill scrambling demands self-imposed rules for maximum enjoyment. John Fleetwood

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Feature · 6 Mar 2021

Hiking in Romania's Apuseni and Retezat Mountains

Keen to explore the mountains of Romania, Mick Borroff set off for a fortnight of hiking, caving and scrambling. Spending a week in each area, Mick discovered the best that the...

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Feature · 13 Feb 2021

Five best scrambles in the Lake District

The Lake District offers many scrambles, ranging from family-friendly rambles to iconic routes only suitable for experienced climbers. In his two new guidebooks to 'Scrambles in the Lake District', John Fleetwood has recorded over 390 individual...

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Article · 23 Jan 2021

What is scrambling?

The sport of scrambling is not new. In fact, the ascent of the majority of Alpine peaks by their normal route involves some scrambling. But what is it? John Fleetwood, author of Cicerone's Scrambles in the Lake District South, explains.

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Feature · 29 Nov 2020

Tackling the Cuillin Ridge traverse

After a failed attempt on the Skye’s Cuillin Ridge traverse in 2019, Caroline returned this year to have another go. Taking the Cuillin Ridge Light approach, she managed to complete the route in a day. Here, she tells the story of taking on the...

Jack's Rake on Pavey Ark

Article · 21 Nov 2020

Scrambles in the Lake District – South: A sample route

Covering Langdale, Coniston, Eskdale, Patterdale and High Street, John Fleetwood's Scrambles in the Lake District offers 106 scrambling routes in the south of the national park...

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Podcast · 28 Oct 2020

Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse with Adrian Trendall

A mountain traverse like no other in the UK, Skye's Cuillin Ridge is an aspiration for many climbers, mountaineers and scramblers. In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone...

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

Feature · 30 Aug 2020

A lifetime of walking and climbing in the Pyrenees

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...

Adrian Trendall Cuillin live

Live · 9 Jun 2020

Adrian Trendall chats about his new guidebook to Skye's Cuillin Ridge

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 Adrian's top tips...

Take a moment to enjoy Snowdonia

Feature · 8 May 2020

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

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...

The Cuillin Ridge Light

Feature · 15 Feb 2020

The Cuillin Ridge Light

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 bar of necessary experience and skills is lowered. You still ascend the Munros, climb the...

Sgurr Dubh Mo

Feature · 12 Jan 2020

The Cuillin Ridge in winter

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 winter climber’s tick list.

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Feature · 8 Jan 2020

The Mountains of Romania: hiking in the rugged Carpathians

‘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...

The Great Glen Way

Feature · 29 Dec 2019

What Cicerone staff have been doing this year... 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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Feature · 27 Nov 2019

Christmas in Africa

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 in the Anti-Atlas have shaped his views about how to spend the festive season.