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.
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)!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The GR11 is a glorious 820km traverse of the Pyrenees on a well-waymarked trail through Spain and Andorra. And if it’s solitude among spectacular scenery you’re after, Brian Johnson believes it’s second to none
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.