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Born on Jersey, Richard Miller first discovered a love of high places among the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Since then a passion for travel and exploring wilderness has led to bouts of walking, scrambling, mountaineering and climbing in mountainous areas across the globe. Latterly, having discovered the pleasures of continental Europe, he has concentrated his attention on the Alps and Pyrenees.
Like many Brits, his first experience of a via ferrata was in the towering spires of the Italian Dolomites. Having found this comparatively modern activity to his liking, he set about visiting as many via ferratas as he could and soon discovered a burgeoning number of new routes across Western Europe.
This guidebook covers 66 varied via ferratas in the French Alps. The routes are spread over six areas: Geneva and the Northern Alps, Chambéry, Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys, Grenoble and Briançon, amid the Mont Blanc, Vanoise and Queyras ranges. Difficulty ranges from easy, protected routes through to exposed, technical challenges.