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Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 1 - Western Alps

Ski tours in France, Switzerland and Italy

This guidebook describes the finest high-level ski tours and ski mountaineering routes in the Western Alps in areas as diverse as the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. Includes the classic Haute Route, the ski mountaineering traverse through the Alps between Chamonix and Zermatt.

Seasons

Generally, February/March until May. Best times vary from route to route, and are indicated in the guide.

Centres

Chamonix, Champex, Zermatt, La Berade, Bonneval-sur-Arc, Aussois, Cogne (Val d'Aosta), Verbier.

Difficulty

Ski mountaineering is a potentially dangerous activity, and should only be undertaken by those with a full understanding of the risks and with the training and experience to evaluate them.

Must See

Idyllic conditions of perfect snow, few crevasses, a track in place, and perfect clear weather!
ISBN
9781852843731
Availability
Published
Published
1 Jan 2002
Reprinted
7 Nov 2017
Edition
First
Pages
256
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.40cm
Weight
340g
Overview

Ski mountaineering guidebook to the Western Alps including the classic Haute Route, Chamonix to Zermatt, tours in the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. Volume 2 of this Alpine Ski Mountaineering series covers the Central and Eastern Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetime's ski mountaineering for the average skier, with rewards and challenges for all levels of ability.

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By Bill O'Connor

Bill O’Connor is a mountain guide with extensive winter ski mountaineering experience and is an author of books to trekking in Nepal and Lakeland Scrambling.

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