News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Walking is just a case of putting one foot in front of the other, as Kev Reynolds says – and mountain trekking is largely a matter of walking. No special skills or equipment are needed, no particular capabilities required: anyone who can walk can trek. On the other hand, Himalayan trekking is not walking in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Radek Kucharski considers the fitness and preparation required for trekking in the Himalaya.
Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.
Guest blogger Mick postponed his trip to go trekking in Nepal after the terrible earthquakes of last year. However, Nepal is now back open for business.
All eyes are on Bhutan now that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are to visit this little known Himalayan Kingdom in the spring. Isolated from the world until the 1950s and only open to foreigners from 1974, it has retained its rich cultural heritage, making it a fascinating place to visit. So, fancy […]
Cicerone Press author Sian Pritchard-Jones is currently in Nepal helping with the aftermath from the devastating earthquake. She is sharing daily updates of the struggles faced by the locals and we will post them here too. Some of it makes for difficult reading but mostly it demonstrates the hope and resilience of those affected and provides an insight beyond what we see in the newspapers.
Join Cicerone author Kev Reynolds on a breathtaking cultural tour in Ladakh later this year. Kev says “Having led a cultural tour of Ladakh for Mountain Kingdoms in 2012, I’m excited with the prospect of returning to that magical kingdom wedged between the Himalaya and Karakoram, this summer.
One of the latest books to join the Cicerone range is A Walk in the Clouds by Kev Reynolds. This book is a collection of autobiographical short stories spanning a lifetime of mountain travel and adventure.
On the 16 September ’13 Cicerone authors Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons will be giving a talk in Kirkcaldy called ‘From Deepest Africa to the Highest Himalaya’.
Siân and Bob have for 30 years been organising treks and writing travel guides.
With the arrival of the new Cicerone guidebook to Peru, we caught up with our new author, Will Janecek, to find out what got him started writing the guide. Will also gave us a few handy tips on getting the most of your time there.
Back from their Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal, the authors of the forthcoming completely new edition of Cicerone’s Annapurna guidebook are pleased to report that the Annapurna Circuit is alive and kicking! Sadly, the common perception of this trek is that the second half has been ruined by the construction of a new road from Pokhara to Jomsom, but nothing could be further from the truth.
As a complement to his book, Mountaineering in the Moroccan High Atlas, Cicerone author Des Clark is organising a number of trips there this winter.
These peaks offer some of the best winter mountaineering experiences in the whole of the High Atlas.