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Walking in the Alps - a Cicerone guidebook

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Published
17 Feb 2017
ISBN
9781852844769
Edition
Second
Size
23.4 x 15.6 x 2.9cm
Weight
1120g
Pages
512
No. Maps
19
No. Photos
147
1st Published
1 Nov 2005
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Walking in the Alps

A comprehensive guide to walking and trekking throughout the Alps

by Kev Reynolds
Book published by Cicerone Press

An outstanding and comprehensive book exploring the walking and trekking possibilities in every Alpine region. Many thousands of possible routes are suggested, from the Maritime Alps of southern France throughout the range to the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Walks vary from undemanding to long and tough, and everything in between.

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Description

Walking is unquestionably the best method of exploring, and it is the mountain walker for whom journeys in the Alps reveal some of the finest views, the greatest contrasts. This book is a definitive guide to the many thousands of possible routes, with a geographical span that ranges from the Maritime Alps of southern France to the Julians of Slovenia, from Italy's Gran Paradiso to the little-known Türnitzer Alps of eastern Austria, and from the ice-bound giants of the Bernese Oberland to the green rolling Kitzbüheler Alps and the bizarre towers of the Dolomites of South Tirol, showing the amazing diversity of this wonderful mountain chain.

There are walks to suit every taste: gentle and undemanding, long and tough, and everything in between.

Written by Britain's most respected authority on the Alps, this is a fully updated edition of this important book.

March 2017

Page 286: Adamello Circuit (with grateful thanks to reader, David Lloyd for the following information)

Please note that Passo del Maroccaro is now closed due to erosion on the Passo Tonale side above the Presena Glacier. With the retreat of the glacier due to a warming climate the upper sections of the path have become unstable and there have been reports of rock falls and landslides. An alternative path has now been opened further East, which presents a deviation in the route described in the book.

The route is not clearly indicated and from the Mandrone Hut it would be easy to make the mistake of heading due north to Passo del Maroccaro instead of taking a north-easterly heading to Passo Paradiso which is now the new access point to and from the Presena glacier. The overall distance is in my opinion no greater, but if a mistake was made forcing the walker to retreat it could be costly in terms of time.
 

September 2015

Please note that due to a massive rockfall from Piz Cengalo, the route connecting Capanna Sasc Fura with the Sciora Hut via Colle Vial – as outlined on pp255/256 – has been closed. Further rockfalls are expected.

WALKING IN THE ALPS

Readers planning to walk the Adamello Circuit described on pp286-290 are advised that Passo di Lago Scuro (page 286) is now too dangerous to attempt (the wardens at the Bedole and Mandrone refuges issue a dire warning). Use the alternative crossing via Passo del Maroccaro instead - this is also described.

With thanks to reader Geoff Whitby for this information.
Kev Reynolds

Contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
INTRODUCTION

1: THE MARITIME ALPS   
    Hut to Hut in the Alpes Maritime
    Summary   

2: DAUPHINÉ   
    Queyras   
        Tour du Queyras   
        Massif des Écrins   
        Tour de l’Oisans   
        Vercors   
    Summary   

3: THE GRAIAN ALPS   
        The Western Graians   
        Tour du Mont Pourri   
        Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise   
        Tour of the Vanoise   
        The Eastern Graians   
        Grande Traversata del Gran Paradiso   
        Alta Via della Valle d’Aosta No 2   
        A Traverse of the Graian Alps   
    Summary   

4: THE MONT BLANC RANGE 
        Tour du Mont Blanc   
        Chablais, Faucigny & Dents du Midi   
    Summary    

5: THE PENNINE ALPS   
        Tour des Combin   
        The Walker’s Haute Route   
        The Eastward Traverse of the Italian Valleys 
    Summary    

6: THE BERNESE ALPS   
        The Northern Valleys   
        Multi-day Circuit of the Lütschental and Lauterbrunnental   
        Tour Wildstrubel   
        The Southern Flank   
        Bernese Alps Glacier Tour   
        Oberland Passes   
    Summary    

 

7: THE CENTRAL SWISS ALPS   
        The Eastern Bernese Alps   
        Tour of the Göschenertal   
        The Western Uri Alps   
        Uri-Rotstock Circuit   
        The Eastern Uri Alps & Glarner Alps   
        A Tour of the Hürital & Bisistal   
    Summary    

 

8: THE LEPONTINE ALPS
        A Tour of Ticino   
    Summary    

 

9: THE BERNINA ALPS   
        The Bregaglia Alps   
        The Bregaglia Circuit   
        Sentiero Roma   
        The Bernina Massif   
        The Engadine Valley   
    Summary        

10: ADAMELLO-PRESANELLA-BRENTA 
        Adamello-Presanella   
        An Adamello Circuit   
        The Brenta Dolomites   
        A Tour of the Central Brenta   
        Vie Ferratae   
    Summary    

 

11: THE ORTLER ALPS   
        A Tour of the Ortler Alps   
    Summary    

 

12: THE SILVRETTA ALPS   
        The Verwall Group   
        The Rätikon Alps   
        Rätikon Höhenweg Nord   
        The Silvretta Alps   
        Tour of the Southern Silvretta   
        The Silvretta Traverse   
    Summary    

 

13: THE ÖTZTAL ALPS   
        Across the Central Ötztal Alps   
        Hut to Hut in the Ventertal   
        Gurglertal-Ventertal Hut Tour   
        Two-Day Cross-Border Tour   
        Across the Alpi Venoste   
    Summary    

 

14: THE STUBAI ALPS   
        The Stubai High Route   
    Summary    

 

15: THE ZILLERTAL ALPS   
        Zillertal Hut Tour   
    Summary    

 

16: THE EASTERN AUSTRIAN ALPS   
    The Hohe Tauern   
        The Venediger Höhenweg   
        A Tour of the Glockner & Schober Groups   
    The Niedere Tauern   
        Hut to Hut in the Schladminger Tauern   
    The Gailtal & Carnic Alps   
    Summary    

 

17: THE NORTHERN LIMESTONE ALPS   
    Allgäuer Alps   
    Lechtal Alps   
        A Lechtal High Route   
    Wettersteingebirge & Mieminger Kette   
    Karwendelgebirge   
        Hut to Hut Across the Karwendelgebirge   
    Rofangebirge (Brandenberger Alps)   
    Kaisergebirge   
    Berchtesgadener Alps   
    Tennengebirge   
    Dachsteingebirge   
        Tour of the Gosaukamm   
        A Dachstein Circuit 
    Totes Gebirge   
    Summary    

 

18: THE DOLOMITES   
    Sassolungo & Puez-Odle Groups   
    Catinaccio & Latemar   
    Sella Group   
    Marmolada Group   
    Pale di San Martino   
    Civetta & Pelmo   
    Sorapis & Marmarole   
    Monte Cristallo   
    Dolomiti di Sesto   
        High Level Routes   
            Alta Via 1   
            Alta Via 2   
            Alta Via 4   
    Summary    

 

19: THE JULIAN ALPS   
    The Julian Alps of Slovenia   
    The Julian Alps of Italy   
    Summary    

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