January 2017 Issue


Snowboard Touring Vanoise

An overnight off-piste adventure in the Vanoise

Earlier this year James, Dave and Paul ventured out to Val d’Isère to try some backcountry skiing and snowboarding. The lads from High Wycombe climb a summit, ski and board perfect powder snow and stay in a mountain hut. Dave also falls off a ski lift.

Ski touring in the Dolomites

Ski touring and snowshoeing in the Dolomites – Favourite routes

James Rushforth, author of the new Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites guidebook selects two of his favourite routes for adventures in the mountains of the Italian Alps.

On the GR10 in the Pyrenees

From Ocean to Sea through the Pyrenees: The GR10, GR11 and HRP

Brian Johnson explains the differences between the three main Pyrenean trekking routes: the GR10, GR11 and the Pyrenean Haute Route (HRP). Which route will you choose for your next trek?

Mojave desert - Hiking the PCT

When plans fall apart: The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)

In summer 2016, David and Lisa Jordan gave up their jobs and began trekking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the USA. Walking the 2600 mile route from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, they had their plans fall apart around them. By staying relaxed and simply enjoying the ride, they found the true meaning of adventure.

The Old And New Walkways Clinging To The Cliff

Caminito del Rey – The Walkway of Death

Regular Cicerone Extra contributor Steve Barham recently explored the famous Caminito del Rey in southern Spain. Now made much safer, it still provides an exhilarating walk above a precipitous gorge, but no longer retains the title of 'most dangerous walk in the world'.

Byala Reka River Rhodope Bulgaria

Expedition Rhodope: an adventure and a conservation trek across an entire Bulgarian mountain range

An expedition to trek the length of Bulgaria's Rhodope mountains, researching endangered raptors. On their trip of a lifetime, Alex, Adam and Katy avoided bears, experienced fantastic Bulgarian hospitality and got to see firsthand the rewilding efforts that are being made in the country.