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Kev Reynolds: Remembering the man with the world's best job

Fond memories of Kev Reynolds – writer, photographer, journalist, lecturer. An inspiration to many, and a wonderful friend. So many stories, here we have pulled together a few threads from articles and videos illustrating Kev's life.

To view all Kev's guidebooks follow the link at the bottom of this page.

Kev Reynolds
Kev Reynolds

Pyrenees

Kev's earliest explorations abroad explored this wild and beautiful mountain chain...

Alps

Kev's deep knowledge of the Swiss Alps accumulated while living and working in the Engadine. His explorations continued throughout most of the Alpine chain...

Gazing out over a sea of cloud in the Écrins
Gazing out over a sea of cloud in the Écrins
The Ice Cave

Article · 26 Dec 2020

Kev Reynolds and the ice cave

Kev Reynolds was working in the Engadine Valley in the Alps, working, skiing and marvelling at the winter wonderland, when his boss decided to put his youthful energy to good use and build an ice cave. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

The Refuge de Bellachat (2152m)

Article · 23 Jun 2018

One of the best mountain huts of all time, according to Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds describes one of his favourite mountain huts of all time, the Refuge de Bellachat in the Mont Blanc range in France.

TMB book

Article · 12 Sept 2020

When Kev met Big Oz and Little Al on the TMB

Tour of Mont Blanc guidebook author Kev Reynolds regularly re-walks the route around Europe's most iconic mountain. On this trip he bumped into a couple of Australians he called...

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...

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Feature · 25 Mar 2018

Highlights of the Jungfrau Region

One of the most bizarre mountain experiences you can have in the Alps comes on Day 8 of the Tour of the Jungfrau Region, when you arrive on the summit of the 2970m Schilthorn. One moment you’re scrambling along its narrow west ridge, the next...

Silvretta And Ratikon Alps

Feature · 11 Sept 2017

Exploring the Silvretta and Rätikon Alps

Kev Reynolds knows the Alps like no one else. He tells us about a trek in the little-known Silvretta and Rätikon Alps, the mountain regions that straddle the Swiss-Austrian border. Characterful huts, sleepy alpine villages and remote and mysterious...

Trekking in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Video · 7 May 2014

Trekking in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Over the past ten years, Cicerone author Kev Reynolds has spent many happy weeks trekking and exploring in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps. Defining the borders of Switzerland,...

The snowy Bernina massif, viewed  from Diavolezza

Feature · 7 Jul 2019

Walking in the Engadine: a valley for all seasons

There are many wonderful places to walk in Switzerland and some are more touristy than others. Here, author Kev Reynolds sings the praises of the Engadine, a valley he first knew...

Tour of Mont Blanc

Article · 12 Dec 2011

Tour of Mont Blanc - Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?

Although the Tour of Mont Blanc route is well established as an anti-clockwise circuit, there are arguments in favour of walking the TMB in a clockwise direction.

Himalaya

Kev never stopped being enchanted by the wonder of the worlds highest peaks and the friendship of the Nepalese people...

Kev at home in the Himalaya
Kev at home in the Himalaya

England's mountains, paths and trails

From his home in Kent, Kev explored far and wide...

Kev, Min, and Jonathan in Kent
Kev, Min, and Jonathan in Kent

Diaries and reminiscences

Kev and Min in the Rätikon Alps
Kev and Min in the Rätikon Alps
Kev gets sent to Coventry

News · 29 Nov 2013

Kev gets sent to Coventry

There have been some lovely reviews posted of one of Kev's latest guidebooks published by Cicerone, but we thought this one was well worth sharing with you all.

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Feature · 19 Nov 2014

Lunching with Lizards on Madeira

A few years ago, just after Paddy Dillon’s guide to ‘Walking on Madeira’ had been published, long-standing Cicerone author Kev Reynolds found himself standing next to Paddy on the Cicerone stand at the Outdoor Show. After a day listening to...

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Article · 4 Dec 2019

Finding the way – an everyday walk can surprise all of us

Sometimes we all need a bit of encouragement – either to have the confidence to trust our instincts, or to see the beauty that is all around us, says Kev Reynolds. Illustrations...

Story Pics 003 Hanging By A Thread

Article · 9 Oct 2019

Hanging by a thread - exploring the world in miniature

Kev Reynolds tells the story of how a tiny, hovering caterpillar stopped him in his tracks while out walking near his home in Kent. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds - Cicerone Guide

Article · 29 Aug 2013

A Walk in the Clouds - a lifetime of mountain travel and adventure

One of the latest books to join the Cicerone range is A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds. This book is a collection of autobiographical short stories spanning a lifetime of...

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Article · 24 Mar 2020

Living among trees

Kev Reynolds describes life in his old home in Kent, where the trees surrounding the house obscured the view of Ashdown Forest, but that was just fine. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

Story pics 006a The Future Limping Away

Article · 22 Jan 2020

The future, limping away – memories of walks gone by

A chance meeting with a wistful fellow walker on the South Downs Way gives Kev Reynolds pause for thought about his own future. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

then came the pandemic...

During the Covid pandemic, Kev turned to writing poetry as an outlet for his thoughts and frustrations. One of the most touching is 'The Promised Land', while others like 'The Dog's dilemma' revealed Kev's wonderful sense of humour. During this time he even wrote a tongue-in-cheek guidebook for a tour of a Lidl supermarket (although Cicerone had trouble with the mapping)!

A sea of alpine flowers
A sea of alpine flowers

Thank you Kev. Rest in peace.

For Kev’s online remembrance book see Kev Reynolds | Online Condolence Book (rememberancebook.net)

For a listing of Kev’s books, see Kev Reynolds | Cicerone Press

For a full obituary, please see Kev Reynolds

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