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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 […]
Today we received a letter containing a review of Alan Hinkes’ 8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains and it was so lovely that we had to share it with you.
“Forty years ago, on a summer’s evening, a schoolboy tied onto my rope to climb on a small North York Moors crag before he hitch-hiked back to Northallerton to finish his homework.
We were thrilled to hear that Alan Hinkes’ 8000m won the Outdoor Book of the Year in the TGO Awards. It was voted for by the general public so thank you if you helped it to happen. Over 10,000 people voted in the awards which featured best innovation, best blog, best pub and outdoor personality of the year.
Cicerone are delighted to announce that 8000 Metres by Alan Hinkes has been shortlisted for the British Sports Book Awards, in the Illustrated Book of the Year category.
The Cicerone stand at the Kendal Mountain Festival was buzzing this year, and it was great to meet so may of you. Perhaps the best news to come out of the show was that we raised a total of £384 for Kendal Mountain Search and Rescue Team. A brilliant weekend, and great fun. See you again next year!
Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature announces shortlist of four books for the 2013 award.
There’s something strangely compelling about visiting Tibet. Call it magical or mysterious, mystical or spiritual; Tibet is a captivating and powerfully addictive place. The mountain scenery is breathtaking — staggering, the altitude is staggering, the people are wild and enchanting, the culture is intriguing and the monasteries defy description.