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Snorers Dont You Just Love Them

Article · 20 Mar 2019

Cartoon of the Month: March

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is the latest cartoon on those sneaky snorers that follow us around.

Smelly Trekkers

Article · 13 Feb 2019

Cartoon of the Month: February

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is February's cartoon on a smelly situation familiar to us all.

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News & Events · 30 Jan 2019

Cycling the Camino event with 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.

Mountain Hut Book Cartoon January

Article · 26 Jan 2019

Cartoon of the Month: January

Cicerone's Clare Crooke, a talented designer and cartoonist, will be helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary by sharing some of her creations with us. Here is January's cartoon, based on The Mountain Hut Book by Kev Reynolds.

Chilled feet were guaranteed when crossing a stream of snowmelt above Berghaus Vereina  (photo from the Silvretta by Kev Reynolds)

Article · 14 Jan 2019

Cicerone at Fifty

In the prologue from 50 Years of Adventure, Jonathan and Lesley Williams talk about their joy, pride and sense of responsibility as publishers of guidebooks.

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Article · 2 Jan 2019

Celebrating Fifty Years... Enduring Cicerone titles

If you look on the website, you will see that Cicerone has an enviable, and really quite staggering, collection of nearly 400 titles, available as both printed books and e-books. It’s a collection built up and developed over the entire course of 50 years, beginning with the first title published in March 1969.

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News & Events · 10 Dec 2018

Cicerone at the Adventure Travel Show

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

Article · 8 Dec 2018

Cicerone Press at 50: From then to now

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

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

Feature · 30 Nov 2018

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

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.

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

Article · 17 Nov 2018

A Q&A with Lily Dyu, the fastpacking guru

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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News & Events · 7 Nov 2018

Cicerone Open Evening and Talks: Friday 16th November

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.

Finishing the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa

Feature · 23 Sep 2018

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – the hardest race no-one’s heard about

Have you run the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB)? Did you find it too easy? Do you wish you could challenge yourself a bit more? Well, legendary runner and five-times UTMB champion Lizzy Hawker has created just the thing for you! With an extra 1500m ascent and terrain that should have no place on a 100-mile trail race, the Ultra Tour Monte Rosa is the hardest race no-one’s heard about. In...

We Used Poles To Help Us On The Long Climbs

Feature · 12 Aug 2018

How to go ultrarunning with your partner – Ben Nevis Ultra Recce

Cicerone’s Joe Williams and his partner Caroline Holmes did a long training run on the route of the Ben Nevis Ultra, Skyline Scotland’s new race. In poor weather and with some injury worries, it turns out it’s possible to run an ultra as a couple!

Descending the Col de l'Izoard

Article · 11 Aug 2018

Top tips for cycling the Route des Grandes Alpes

Jonathan cycled the Route des Grandes Alpes to celebrate his birthday and learned vital lessons along the way. He now has an abundance of advice to share with others on how to make the most of the great French cycle route.

H A Fine Road Leads South From The Bonette

Feature · 15 Jul 2018

Route des Grandes Alpes – cycling through the French Alps

Jonathan and I took on our biggest cycling challenge yet, to ride 650km and climb 15000 metres in 9 days, creating a sort of elegant reversed question mark shape as we tackled the mighty cols of the French Alps. It was the second week in June so there was also a question as to whether we could do it, with a number of key passes still closed as we set off, following the record snowfall of the...

Descent from Bonnette

Article · 13 Jul 2018

E-bikes are just for softies

I’ve never been a strong cyclist, but until recently I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Now I simply love it! This is not just an isolated remark overheard in a pub, it’s a growing phenomenon, and cyclists who scorn e-bike riders should pause to consider the motives behind the choice made by their e-powered friends.

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Article · 27 Jun 2018

12 things I learned from my recent trip to the Alps

Cicerone’s Joe Williams recently returned from a two-week holiday in the Alps. The original plan had been to do some alpine climbing, but snow and weather caused a change of plans for him and partner Caroline Holmes. Here are 12 things they learned that could help you on your next alpine climbing/mountaineering/trekking/walking/trail running trip.

Ben Nevis In Winter

Feature · 21 Apr 2018

Winter climbing in Scotland - an Easter weekend report

Armed with a box of maps and guidebooks, Joe Williams and Caroline Holmes decided to head to the Scottish Highlands for the Easter long weekend. They managed to do the traverse of An Teallach and Waterfall Gully, Ledge Route and Good Friday Climb on Ben Nevis.

11 Glorious Sunset From Pitigliano

Article · 13 Jan 2018

What’s New on the Tuscan Front – 20 years on

Wolves, marble quarries, barbed wire and ancient Etruscan ways star in Gillian Price’s latest adventures as she returns to Tuscany on a special quest: to research new walks and verify existing routes for the fourth edition (2018) of her classic guide Walking in Tuscany, which first arrived on the shelves in far-off 1998. But not all goes to plan.