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.
SeasonsGenerally, February/March until May. Best times vary from route to route, and are indicated in the guide.
CentresChamonix, Champex, Zermatt, La Berade, Bonneval-sur-Arc, Aussois, Cogne (Val d'Aosta), Verbier.
DifficultySki 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 SeeIdyllic conditions of perfect snow, few crevasses, a track in place, and perfect clear weather!
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