July 2016 Issue


Everest And Ama Dablam

Towards Everest: The Sunrises and Sunsets of Solukhumbu

The Solukhumbu of the Nepalese Himalaya is one of captivating beauty for the trekker. Experienced guide and guidebook author Radek Kucharski takes us through some of his favourite places and viewpoints along the trek to Everest.

The Mamores on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Solo on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Earlier this month, Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to rationing Jelly Babies, he describes both the exhilaration and the hardship, as well as the challenges of maintaining that all-important positive mindset...

Trekking the GR10 with a hammock

Lightweight Hammock Camping

Looking for lightweight camping gear? Have you considered using a hammock for your next trek? Long distance walker Mark Houghton describes how you can make your own to use on your next trekking adventure.

Chateau de Joux on the GR5 trek

Trekking the GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean - History

Walking the full GR5 from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. This 2300km journey passes through the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and small parts of Switzerland. The historical interest of the walk is discussed here.

Damian Hall South West Coast Path record

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Record breaking ultrarunner Damian Hall tells us the full story of his recent run along the South West Coast Path. He describes the trials and tribulations of how he managed to run the rough trails, day after day.

Exploring Hilbre Island with children

Walking with young children - exploring a tidal island

Exploring the tidal island of Hillbre off the coast of the Wirral in Merseyside with young children. Tips and tricks for how to have a great adventure in the outdoors if you have a young family.