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Ben Holt and Sallie O’Connor descend the Unterer Theodulgletscher below the Matterhorn

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Celebrating Fifty Years... The Zermatt Safari

1 Dec 2018 · Bill O'Connor

Bill O’Connor remembers a trip to ski-safari paradise Zermatt. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.

Looking past the ‘painted rocks’ south of Toubkal in the early evening

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Celebrating Fifty Years... Exploring Morocco's Anti-Atlas

30 Nov 2018 · Jonathan Williams

Jonathan looks back on a particularly memorable trip to the mountains of Morocco with his son (and excellent rescuer) Joe Williams. This short story is taken from the commemorative book Fifty Years of Adventure.

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Hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc with my dad

28 Nov 2018 · Kat Davis

My dad’s a keen hiker and it has always been a dream of mine for us to hike together somewhere in the world. However, the logistics were always tricky; he lives in Australia and has only recently retired and I live in England. So, when he said yes to hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc together this year, I was over the moon (and nervous)!

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In the garden of Eden

25 Nov 2018 · Vivienne Crow

In an age when nature is constantly being pushed to the fringes – by housing, farming, infrastructure developments and by our own busy, urban-centric lives – encounters with wildlife are increasingly rare and increasingly precious. Vivienne Crow, author of Walking in Cumbria’s Eden Valley, recalls some special wildlife moments in this quiet corner of northern England.

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Exploring Jebel El Kest and the Moroccan Anti-Atlas

24 Nov 2018 · David Wood

The western Anti-Atlas is known to rock climbers and a small group of road-trip travellers. Its principal mountain, Jebel El Kest, was featured in a Cicerone Extra article by Jonathan Williams (managing director of Cicerone Press) in May 2015. David Wood describes the exploration of the region that has taken place in the intervening years leading up to the publication of his forthcoming guidebook...

A cloud inversion in the Italian Alps on the Grand Traversata delle Alpi. Photo by Chris Councell.

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A Q&A with Lily Dyu, the fastpacking guru

17 Nov 2018 · Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu talks to Cicerone about what fastpacking means to her, how she got into the sport, and some of the challenges she has faced whilst out running.

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Underdog: a film review

16 Nov 2018 · Hannah Stevenson,Joe Williams

Sitting down to watch Underdog, a film about Cicerone author Damian Hall, are two very different runners: Joe has run Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc and the tougher Ultra Tour Mont Rosa, and Hannah struggles around Parkrun every week. Will this film appeal to them both? Here, they share their thoughts.

Prayer Flags Thrashed By The Wind On The Baga La In Dolpo

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Come and meet Cicerone author Kev Reynolds: Wednesday 28th November

15 Nov 2018 · Kev Reynolds

Come and meet Cicerone author Kev Reynolds at Waterstones Rose Lane store in Canterbury at 18:30 on Wednesday 28th November, when he will be giving an illustrated talk on some of his many Himalayan trekking expeditions – including those described in Abode of the Gods.

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2019

11 Nov 2018

Come along to the Shackleton tent outside the Brewery Arts centre to enjoy 3 days of FREE talks by local adventurers and outdoor experts, covering a wide variety of subjects from winter walking to adventures with kids, from the Snowdonia way to horse packing around the Lake District!

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Cicerone Open Evening and Talks: Friday 16th November

7 Nov 2018

Cicerone are hosting an open evening in conjunction with the Kendal Mountain Festival. Join us on the 16th November for a trekking workshop followed by a talk on Greenland by Paddy Dillon. Light refreshments will be provided and places are free but you must book a place to attend.

The end in sight, Mount Sonder looms in the distance

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Hiking the Larapinta Trail

4 Nov 2018 · Simon Whitmarsh,Andrew Mok

Marsupials and mountains, desert walking, true wilderness and tough hiking. Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok introduce the Larapinta Trail, 234km across the red centre of Australia.

Wonder Lake

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Wilderness amid the crowds in Alaska

3 Nov 2018 · Christine Gordon

Christine Gordon went on a trip of a lifetime travelling through Alaska in search of solitude and the remote and wild beauty it is famous for, but it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

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Walking in Eden: my favourite walks

31 Oct 2018 · Vivienne Crow

Cumbria’s Eden Valley offers walkers a huge variety of experiences: from the hills and limestone pavement of the Yorkshire Dales to the salt marshes of the Solway Firth… and everything in between. Vivienne Crow, author of the Cicerone guidebook to the area, picks five of her favourites.

Descending from the Glyders with Snowdon hiding in the clouds. Fastpacking in Snowdonia.

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The joys of fastpacking

21 Oct 2018 · Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu recounts some of her most memorable adventures (and misadventures) while multi-day running.

Superb views from the Hohturli Pass. The Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Councell.

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What is fastpacking?

17 Oct 2018 · Lily Dyu

Lily Dyu explains the concept of fastpacking: a fast-growing niche in the world of trail running.

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Walking Egypt’s most popular mountains

8 Sep 2018 · Christine Gordon

One is Egypt's highest mountain, and one is its most popular. But, despite being so close to each other, these two mountains attract very different audiences. Christine Gordon climbed both to find out why.

Upper Lake with Torc Mountain in the distance

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5 of the best short walks in County Kerry

29 Aug 2018 · Alex Kendall

County Kerry is along what has become known as the Wild Atlantic Way, a driving route up the west coast of Ireland that takes in all the famous spots. But as with any special place it pays to get further away from the car parks and experience the landscape more personally. Here, Alex Kendall chooses 5 of what he thinks are the best short walks in County Kerry.

High above Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, another intermediate bikepacking route

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What is bikepacking?

26 Aug 2018 · Jim Sutherland

Jim Sutherland explains what bikepacking is: the combination of lightweight backpacking with mountain biking, or touring on a mixture of roads, gravel tracks, single track and sometimes walking paths for multiple days with an overnight stop.

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Walking in the Bavarian Alps with a dog: the pros and cons

4 Aug 2018 · Grant Bourne

Grant Bourne, the co-author, along with wife Sabine, of Walking in the Bavarian Alps, gives a brief insight into the advantages and disadvantages of walking with a dog. Apart from learning (indirectly) that Khampa is the real boss of this team, Grant has discovered that Khampa loves beer gardens, is easily provoked by marmots and that rolling on the grass can be unpleasant – for some. He also...

Southern Upland Way new bit: down the northeast ridge of Croft Head

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Turning the Southern Upland Way into the Southern UPland Way

29 Jul 2018 · Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull takes a new look at Scotland's toughest waymarked trail, the Southern Upland Way. It's now more upland than ever before with a new high level route through the Ettrick Hills and Ronald has been updating the guidebook to include these exciting changes.