Snowshoeing - Mt Blanc - Western Alps - France Switzerland Italy
Mont Blanc and the Western Alps by Hilary Sharp
This guidebook aims to show the keen hill-walker a selection of 70 snowshoeing walks, hikes and treks in the Mont Blanc area and Western Alps, with all walks more or less within sight of Mont Blanc. There are sections on equipment, technique, hazards, preparation and nature, as well as 70 outings, ranging from very gentle to particularly strenuous. More...
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For centuries people have used snowshoes as a means of travelling in deep snow, but only relatively recently has snowshoeing become an activity that people do for pleasure. Nowadays, visit any winter ski resort and you'll not only find crowds of people heading for the ski runs but also a considerable number setting out on snowshoes.
This book aims to show the keen hill-walker what snowshoeing can offer – if you can walk you can snowshoe! Equipped correctly, with reasonable knowledge of winter conditions and dangers, you can enjoy hiking in the winter in terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible on foot.
The Mont Blanc region of the European Alps is the perfect destination for a snowshoeing holiday, be it at a beginner level or for those with more experience who seek the heady joys of summits and treks in winter.
This guide not only selects some of the best walks, hikes and treks in the region, all more or less within sight of Mont Blanc (given a clear day, good eyesight and some imagination), but it will also prepare you for the experience. There are sections on equipment, technique, hazards, preparation and nature, as well as 70 outings, ranging from the very gentle to the particularly strenuous. Each walk description is accompanied by practical information, timings and grade, and the routes are illustrated on clear overview maps.