Fifty Years of Adventure
By Kev Reynolds
Commemorating Cicerone's 50th year, Fifty Years of Adventure is a compilation of tales by Cicerone authors. A story to celebrate each year Cicerone has been publishing outdoor activity guidebooks, the collection is a delicious hotpot of adventures in their every shape and form. Accompanied by outstanding photography, each page of this finely crafted anniversary book is a veritable visual delight. As enchanting as it is inspiring, Fifty Years of Adventure is a must for anyone with an appreciation for adventure.
Commemorating Cicerone's 50th year, Fifty Years of Adventure is a compilation of tales by Cicerone authors. A story to celebrate each year Cicerone has been publishing outdoor activity guidebooks, the collection is a delicious hotpot of adventures in their every shape and form. Soak up the sun, ice-cream in hand, with Aileen Evans on the Isle of Man coast path; discover the secret side of Snowdon with Rachel Crolla; cycle downhill for five weeks on the Danube Cycleway with Mike Wells; climb Kilimanjaro with Alex Stewart; and feel the sting of sub zero temperatures climbing K2 - the Savage Mountain - with Alan Hinkes.
Also featured are ten tales of mishaps and misadventures that have befallen Cicerone authors while out and about, researching for a guidebook. Between stifling giggles and gasping out loud, gain greater insight into the mighty task that is guidebook writing. And in 'The Cicerone Story', learn about other aspects of guidebook creation, and discover how things have changed over the last fifty years.
Accompanied by outstanding photography, each page of this finely crafted anniversary book is a veritable visual delight. As enchanting as it is inspiring, Fifty Years of Adventure is a must for anyone with an appreciation for adventure.
The Cicerone story: From then to now
Fifty years: A timeline
Out there: Adventures in the UK
1 Walk on the wild side (Phoebe Smith)
2 Glen Sligachan (Terry Marsh)
3 The Lochaber Traverse (Dan Bailey)
4 Climbing Orion Direct (Mike Pescod)
5 Loch Enoch (Ronald Turnbull)
6 A truly great mountain day (Mark Richards)
7 Intake Ridge (Brian Evans)
8 Running the Bob Graham Round (Joe Williams)
9 Bivvybag (Ronald Turnbull)
10 A walk with the gulls (Aileen Evans)
11 The Bowderdale Classic (Ian Boydon)
12 Magic among the Howgills (Dennis Kelsall)
13 The Pennine Way (Paddy Dillon)
14 The Tissington Trail (Chiz Dakin)
15 The secret side of Snowdon (Rachel Crolla)
16 Hergest Ridge (Mike Dunn)
17 The Thames Path (Leigh Hatts)
Out there: Adventures in Europe
18 Signal Forbes (Kingsley Jones)
19 The Aletschgletscher (Kev Reynolds)
20 Bovški Gamsovec – a ‘lesser’ gem (Roy Clark and Justi Carey)
21 The Tour of the Bernina (Gillian Price)
22 Sentiero de Luca and Via Ferrata delle Scalette (James Rushforth)
23 Stubai honeymoon (Allan Hartley)
24 Circling the Silvretta (Kev Reynolds)
25 The Zermatt Safari (Bill O’Connor)
26 Valscura (James Rushforth)
27 The Way of St Francis (Sandy Brown)
28 The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (Alan Castle)
29 From ocean to sea through the Pyrenees (Brian Johnson)
30 Climbing La Torrecilla (Guy Hunter-Watts)
31 Cycling through history on the Danube Cycleway (Mike Wells)
32 The White Mountains of Crete (Loraine Wilson)
33 The GR20 (Paddy Dillon)
Out there: Adventures worldwide
34 The best way to Bou Guemez (Hamish M Brown)
35 Exploring Morocco’s Anti-Atlas (Jonathan Williams)
36 To climb Kilimanjaro (Alex Stewart)
37 Sterkhorn (Jeff Williams)
38 The Jordan Trail (Tony Howard)
39 Kyrgyzstan’s Tian Shan (Madeline Williams)
40 The Leslie–Karamea Track (Grant Bourne)
41 The Three Capes Track (Rob Houghton)
42 Tippex on the summit of the Americas (Jim Ryan)
43 In search of Alpamayo (Kev Reynolds)
44 The Inca Trail (Will Janecek)
45 The Torres del Paine Circuit (Rudolf Abraham)
46 The Lunana Snowman Trek (Bart Jordans)
47 The heaven and hell of Mount Kailash (Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons)
48 The Manaslu Circuit (Kev Reynolds)
49 To Zanskar along the Tsarab Chu (Radek Kucharski)
50 K2 – the Savage Mountain (Alan Hinkes)
Mishaps and misadventures
Making a splash (Kev Reynolds)
Struck by lightning (Dan Bailey)
Travels in Iceland (Paddy Dillon)
Close encounter of the Germanic kind (Guy Hunter-Watts)
Rainy lessons in the Dolomites (Gillian Price)
No pain, no gain (Brian Johnson)
CD-Day (Mark Richards)
The saddle (Ian Boydon)
Horsing about in Ghorepani (Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons)
Avalanche (Mike Pescod)
An adventurous bunch: Contributing authors
The Cicerone team
Photo credits and captions
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A really brilliant celebration book
I think this is a really brilliant celebration book, an adventure is a journey with an uncertain outcome or it's not an adventure!!! And there are plenty illustrated in the book.
Mike, by email
[I] got the book today - it's brilliant!
Hannah, by email
[A] beautiful book...
[A] beautiful book...
Congratulations to you al on the golden anniversary.
Cathy, by email
A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, photography and lecturing.
Claiming to be The Man with the World's Best Job, he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing over 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds.
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