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Fifty Years of Adventure


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An appreciation Prologue The Cicerone story: From then to now Fifty years: A timeline Out there: Adventures in the UK 1 Walk on the wild side (Phoebe Smith) 2 Glen Sligachan (Terry Marsh) 3 The Lochaber Traverse (Dan Bailey) 4 Climbing Orion Direct (Mike Pescod) 5 Loch Enoch (Ronald Turnbull) 6 A truly great mountain day (Mark Richards) 7 Intake Ridge (Brian Evans) 8 Running the Bob Graham Round (Joe Williams) 9 Bivvybag (Ronald Turnbull) 10 A walk with the gulls (Aileen Evans) 11 The Bowderdale Classic (Ian Boydon) 12 Magic among the Howgills (Dennis Kelsall) 13 The Pennine Way (Paddy Dillon) 14 The Tissington Trail (Chiz Dakin) 15 The secret side of Snowdon (Rachel Crolla) 16 Hergest Ridge (Mike Dunn) 17 The Thames Path (Leigh Hatts) Out there: Adventures in Europe 18 Signal Forbes (Kingsley Jones) 19 The Aletschgletscher (Kev Reynolds) 20 BovSki Gamsovec - a 'lesser' gem (Roy Clark and Justi Carey) 21 The Tour of the Bernina (Gillian Price) 22 Sentiero de Luca and Via Ferrata delle Scalette (James Rushforth) 23 Stubai honeymoon (Allan Hartley) 24 Circling the Silvretta (Kev Reynolds) 25 The Zermatt Safari (Bill O'Connor) 26 Valscura (James Rushforth) 27 The Way of St Francis (Sandy Brown) 28 The Robert Louis Stevenson Trail (Alan Castle) 29 From ocean to sea through the Pyrenees (Brian Johnson) 30 Climbing La Torrecilla (Guy Hunter-Watts) 31 Cycling through history on the Danube Cycleway (Mike Wells) 32 The White Mountains of Crete (Loraine Wilson) 33 The GR20 (Paddy Dillon) Out there: Adventures worldwide 34 The best way to Bou Guemez (Hamish M Brown) 35 Exploring Morocco's Anti-Atlas (Jonathan Williams) 36 To climb Kilimanjaro (Alex Stewart) 37 Sterkhorn (Jeff Williams) 38 The Jordan Trail (Tony Howard) 39 Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan (Madeline Williams) 40 The Leslie-Karamea Track (Grant Bourne) 41 The Three Capes Track (Rob Houghton) 42 Tippex on the summit of the Americas (Jim Ryan) 43 In search of Alpamayo (Kev Reynolds) 44 The Inca Trail (Will Janecek) 45 The Torres del Paine Circuit (Rudolf Abraham) 46 The Lunana Snowman Trek (Bart Jordans) 47 The heaven and hell of Mount Kailash (Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons) 48 The Manaslu Circuit (Kev Reynolds) 49 To Zanskar along the Tsarab Chu (Radek Kucharski) 50 K2 - the Savage Mountain (Alan Hinkes) Mishaps and misadventures Making a splash (Kev Reynolds) Struck by lightning (Dan Bailey) Travels in Iceland (Paddy Dillon) Close encounter of the Germanic kind (Guy Hunter-Watts) Rainy lessons in the Dolomites (Gillian Price) No pain, no gain (Brian Johnson) CD-Day (Mark Richards) The saddle (Ian Boydon) Horsing about in Ghorepani (Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons) Avalanche (Mike Pescod) An adventurous bunch: Contributing authors The Cicerone team Photo credits and captions

About the Author

A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, guiding, photography and lecturing. Spending several months every year among various high mountain regions researching guidebooks, makes him The Man with the World's Best Job; a title he aims to keep by remaining active for another 100 years at least. Kev has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. His latest book, A Walk in the Clouds, is a collection of autobiographical short stories recording 50 years of mountain travel and adventures. He is also the contributing editor of the collaborative guide Trekking in the Himalaya. A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, Kev also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies. When not away in the mountains, Kev lives with his wife in a small cottage among what he calls 'the Kentish Alps', with unrestricted walking country on the doorstep. But he also travels throughout Britain during the winter months to share his love of the places he writes about through a series of lectures.

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