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Trekking in the Alps

by Alan Castle, Justi Carey, Paddy Dillon, Allan Hartley, Gillian Price, Kev Reynolds, Hilary Sharp, Roy Clark
Book published by Cicerone Press

An inspirational guidebook to 20 classic treks in the Alps. As well as introducing new hiking areas in the Alps, classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc, and Chamonix to Zermatt are included. Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying, and this book celebrates the rich and scenic diversity for which this great mountain range is renowned.

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Description

Trekking in the Alps is immensely satisfying. The physical challenge is part of it, but so too is the sense of achievement as you get to the top of a lofty pass that may have taken several hours to reach. Then there are the views, the ever-changing panoramas and the distant horizon adorned with peaks and ridges that lures you on day after day.

Edited by Alpine specialist Kev Reynolds, and written by a team of eight experienced authors, writers and guides bringing these classic treks to life. This compilation of the best walking in the Alps looks at each trek in turn, discovering what makes them special, and how to choose your next trekking holiday.

Classic treks

Tour of Mont Blanc
Tour of the Matterhorn
Tour of Monte Rosa
Chamonix to Zermatt - Walker’s Haute Route
Tour of the Jungfrau Region
Tour of the Vanoise
Alta Via 1 & 2, Italian Dolomites

Longer trans-Alpine treks

GR5 Trail: Through the French Alps  (Lake Geneva to Nice)
E5 Across the Eastern Alps
Grande Traversata delle Alpi: GTA, Italian Alps
Traverse of the Julian Alps, Slovenia

For the Alpine adventurer

The Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland
Tour of the Oisans
Tour of the Queyras
Tour of Mont Ruan
The Stubai High-level Route, Austria
The Zillertal High-level Route, Austria
Gran Paradiso Alta Via 2
Tour of the Ratikon, Swiss and Austrian Alps
 

  • Seasons
    summer-only - from late June until the end of September
  • Centres
    Chamonix, Zermatt, Grindelwald, Sargans, Brand, Briançon, Modane, Bourg d’Oisans, Neustift, Mayrhofen, Ormea, Bressanone, Lago di Braies, Kranjska Gora, La Thuile, Emosson
  • Difficulty
    a wide range of difficulty and/or commitment, from mildly demanding to strenuous; on some treks glaciers are crossed which require the use of ice axe and rope
  • Must See
    All the great Alpine regions and their peaks: Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, the Jungfrau, the Oisans, the Vanoise, the Queyras, Mont Ruan, the Stubai, the Zillertal, the Eastern Alps, Gran Paradiso, the Italian Alps, the Dolomites, the Rätikon and the Slovenian Alps
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Contents

Contents
Introduction
About this book
Hut conventions
Advice for trekkers
When to go
Safety in the mountains
Words of greeting
The Treks
Trek 1 Grande Traversata delle Alpi: GTA – Gillian Price
Trek 2 Tour of the Queyras – Alan Castle
Trek 3 Tour of the Oisans – Kev Reynolds
Trek 4 Tour of the Vanoise – Kev Reynolds
Trek 5 Gran Paradiso Alta Via 2 – Gillian Price
Trek 6 Tour of Mont Blanc – Kev Reynolds
Trek 7 GR5: Through the French Alps – Paddy Dillon
Trek 8 Tour of Mont Ruan – Hilary Sharp
Trek 9 The Walker's Haute Route – Kev Reynolds
Trek 10 Alpine Pass Route – Kev Reynolds
Trek 11 Tour of the Jungfrau Region – Kev Reynolds
Trek 12 Tour of the Matterhorn – Hilary Sharp
Trek 13 Tour of Monte Rosa – Hilary Sharp
Trek 14 Tour of the Rätikon – Kev Reynolds
Trek 15 Across the Eastern Alps: E5 – Gillian Price
Trek 16 Stubai High-Level Route – Allan Hartley
Trek 17 Zillertal High-Level Route – Allan Hartley
Trek 18 Dolomites Alta Via 1 – Gillian Price
Trek 19 Dolomites Alta Via 2 – Gillian Price
Trek 20 Julian Alps Traverse – Roy Clark & Justi Carey
 
Appendix A Useful contacts
Appendix B Glossary for trekkers
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