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Cycling the Camino event with Mike Wells

30 Jan 2019 · Mike Wells

Cycling the Camino de Santiago is an experience enjoyed by over 21,000 riders each year from all corners of the world. Join Mike for his illustrated talk as he takes you through northern Spain, covering the essentials of logistics and fascinating highlights of this journey.

Cube Stereo Hybrid Pro at a cairn on Cam High Road during our Pennine Bridleway ride.

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E-bikes: Innovative, fun and controversial

19 Jan 2019 · Jon Sparks

The mountain bike world loves its trends: 29-ers, 650b, 1x transmission and fat-bikes have all stirred the pot in recent years. But Jon Sparks doesn’t think any innovation has stirred up as much talk – and controversy – as e-bikes.

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Snowshoeing in the Swiss Jura: a perfect weekend winter wonderland

29 Dec 2018 · Ali Rowsell

Not far from Geneva, the opportunities for snowshoeing in the Jura mountains of Switzerland are superb. Accessible even for a weekend of winter walking, these mountains can be reached by train via L’Isle, and boast superb views and great food too.

We explored the ruins; walked among the crumbling walls

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A forgotten castle in Northern Cyprus

23 Dec 2018 · Nike Werstroh

While exploring the trails in Northern Cyprus, a forgotten castle in the Kyrenia Range grabbed the attention of Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig, and a narrow trail begged to be explored.

The Uig Hills seen from Ardroil

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Helicopter Rescue in the Hebrides

19 Dec 2018 · Peter Edwards

A routine walk on the Isle of Lewis turned into a terrifying experience for Peter Edwards and some visiting friends when one of them fell 200ft off a cliff. It could have been a fatal accident, but for the commitment and bravery of the emergency services.

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Ladakh: beyond the Khardung La

16 Dec 2018 · Siân Pritchard-Jones,Bob Gibbons

The long-forbidden lands north of the Khardung La were beyond the wildest dreams of Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons when they first met in 1983 in Leh, Ladakh. Now easily accessible, this area, nestling in the shadow of the Himalaya and the Karakoram, hides many startling secrets and is dotted with magical monasteries that reveal a fascinating culture.

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Cicerone at the Adventure Travel Show

10 Dec 2018

Cicerone is sponsoring the show as official travel literature partner, offering a series of trekking workshops and sponsoring one of the theatres at the Adventure Travel Show, 19-20th January 2019. Come along and listen to author talks, ask your own questions in one of our trekking workshops, and enter our incredible competition.

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

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Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

8 Dec 2018 · Kev Reynolds,Jonathan Williams

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

Mid-winter afternoon sun over the Telemark, north of Rjukan on the Hardangervidda plateau.

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Sub-zero on the Telemark: Iceclimbing and other activities in Norway

2 Dec 2018 · Ali Rowsell

Rjukan in Norway is the ultimate winter outdoor adventure location, offering plentiful opportunities to explore and participate in the range of activities on its doorstep. Ali Rowsell suggests some things to do when you're sub-zero on the Telemark.

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.

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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.