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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

gill scrambling

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

Galciated Slab

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.

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...

Out with Grandpa in the Rätikon Alps

Article · 10 Aug 2019

Out with Grandpa in the Rätikon Alps

Kev Reynolds has many stories to tell from his years in the mountains. In this new series he will share some of his most memorable moments with us - some funny, some serious, but all very Kev. Each article will be illustrated by colleague and close...

View East From The Path To The South Of Refuge Larpont

Article · 2 Jun 2019

Hidden Gem – the best area of the French Alps for a multi-activity holiday

Are you someone who wants to visit an Alpine region for a couple of weeks to explore and enjoy a number of mountain activities perhaps with different companions? The Chamonix...

The peak viewed from the East, on Half Dome Trail

Article · 2 Feb 2019

Hiking Yosemite’s Half Dome

​Climbing the iconic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is an intimidating prospect; the easiest route is by way of its notorious cable route. For those who fancy the challenge, Giles Story has produced this need-to-know guide.

Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Article · 14 Jan 2019

Cicerone at Fifty

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books...

Some of the old Cicerone guides with different logos and the price in shillings

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

In this abridged extract from Fifty Years of Adventure, Kev Reynolds and Jonathan Williams look back at Cicerone's story, from then to now.

Ben Nevis Summit At Sunrise  Early In The Summer You Might Only Need A Few Hours Of Battery Life For All Night Adventures

Article · 24 Oct 2018

How to choose the right headtorch

With the clocks about to change in the UK and autumn settling in, Joe Williams takes a timely look at what makes a good headtorch, whether you’re a walker, trekker, climber or runner.

Via Ferratas connect the summits of the Nordkette

Article · 10 Oct 2018

Innsbruck Mountain Adventures – summer routes for a multi-activity alpine holiday

With autumn here, it’s time to consider your next summer holiday. You love the outdoors and like to try a variety of activities rather than just a single activity trip, but you...

The glacial bowl with the Sulzenau Alm ahead

Article · 19 Sep 2018

An intro to... Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps

How about a destination combining a variety of outdoor adventures and vibrant culture alongside quick access to the mountains? Welcome to Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps.

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Article · 27 Jun 2018

12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Cicerone’s Joe Williams recently returned from a two-week holiday in the Alps. The original plan had been to do some alpine climbing, but snow and weather caused a change of...

049 Sign Board At Uhuru Peak On The Roof Of Africa The Goal Of Many

Article · 16 May 2018

Choosing a route to climb Kilimanjaro

There are six ways of getting to the summit of Kilimanjaro, but which of the routes up the mountain is best for you? Alex Stewart gives an overview of the options.

Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sep 2017

Running the Glencoe Skyline: one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world

Last weekend Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the Glencoe Skyline race in Scotland. The race is regarded as one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world, with...

Snowdonia Scrambling

Article · 30 Aug 2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia – Interview with Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla

Hill Explorer recently interviewed Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla about their experience updating Steve Ashton's classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. With permission we...

Trevor Clarke Mbe Leading Across To The Left

Article · 23 Aug 2017

Scrambles in the Dark Peak - an improved route up Chrome Hill via the S.W. Ridge

Tom Corker, author of Scrambles in the Dark Peak, and his good friend Trevor Clarke find an improved route up Chrome Hill via the S.W. Ridge.

Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia: Notch Arête 2***

Article · 19 Aug 2017

Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia: Notch Arête 2***

A Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia, Steve Ashton's classic guidebook that has been fully updated by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating.