Cicerone Talks & Events
Cicerone has teamed up with Ellis Brigham to bring together a day of inspiring talks, advice sessions and workshops.
The Manchester store will host the event on Saturday 4 October, and features a great line-up of Cicerone authors.
11:00 – 12:00 – Map & Compass workshop (Pete Hawkins)
12:15 – 1:00 – Walking the GR20 (Paddy Dillon)
1:15 – 2:00 – Planning your first Alpine trek (Kev Reynolds)
2:15 – 3:00 – Trekking in the Himalayas (Kev Reynolds)
Kev Reynolds, who describes himself as ‘the man with the world’s best job’, will be hosting two sessions. The first gives all the information you need to plan your first alpine trek, from staying in a hut to choosing your first trip. The second will take you Trekking in the Himalaya – a journey set among the highest mountain range in the world. Be inspired to plan a trip, or just enjoy the view from your chair – the choice is yours.
There will also be lots of great offers available on kit and clothing through the store, so in-between talks make sure to come and chat to Paddy Dillon during his advice session on lightweight backpacking – a topic that’s very close to his heart.
Another passion of Paddy’s is the GR20, and his talk gives you all the knowledge you need to tackle the route with the reputation of being one of Europe’s greatest treks.
Completing the day is a Map and Compass workshop. Pete Hawkins is a great teacher and he has a knack of explaining essential navigation skills in an easy-to-understand way.
The workshop is perfect for beginners but is also very valuable for those who want to brush up their skills.
All-day tickets cost £10 and individual sessions are priced at £5, with all proceeds going to Mountain Rescue. Buy your tickets here.