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Mountaineering Guidebooks for Worldwide Destinations

The majority of guidebooks in this section are for areas of remote and challenging terrain, requiring a good understanding of mountain conditions and the use of some technical equipment. From the Alps to the Andes, the Pyrenees to Kilimanjaro, there are mountaineering guidebooks for destinations worldwide.
 
Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

Guidebook describing 170 routes for walks, climbs and multi-day treks on both sides of the Pyrenees, including a circuit of Andorra's Frontier Peaks. The 3000m summits are within reach of any hill walker and offer a variety of terrain. The day walks range from 30 minutes to 9 hours and the multi-day walks from 2 to 12 days.

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Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

A guidebook to winter in the Dolomites, featuring 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Italian mountain range. The graded routes, all of which take less than a day to complete, commence from the bases of Cortina, Arabba, Val di Zoldo, San Martino and San Vigilio, taking in stunning scenery, quaint villages and enchanting mountain vistas.

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Trekking in the Zillertal Alps

Trekking in the Zillertal Alps

Guidebook to trekking the Zillertal Rucksack Route (or Berliner Hoehen Weg) and the Zillertal South Tyrol Tour in the Austrian Tyrol. The ZRR avoids glaciers and difficult passes so is suitable for inexperienced trekkers, while the ZSTT traverses the range along the Austro-Italian border. Each takes 8-10 days and has excellent Alpine huts on route.

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The Julian Alps of Slovenia

The Julian Alps of Slovenia

Guidebook describing 58 walks in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks are organized around five bases - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj. The routes in the Julian Alps range from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes, including Triglav at 2864m, and multi-day treks.

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The High Atlas

The High Atlas

Inspirational book packed with anecdotes and insights about the best treks and climbs in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco, in North Africa, and drawn from the author's 50-year experience. Illustrated with dazzling photographs of the mountains and also the mountain people, the Berbers. 48 routes including Jbel Toubkal, Tazekka and Igdat.

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Chamonix Mountain Adventures

Chamonix Mountain Adventures

A guidebook to mountain activities in and near Chamonix in the French Alps. Walking, trekking, mountaineering including Cosmiques Arête and Mont Blanc, mountain biking, road cycling, via ferratas, rock climbing and bouldering routes, with clear advice for novices, and suggested levels of expertise required. Ideal for multi-activity holidays.

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Via Ferratas of the French Alps

Via Ferratas of the French Alps

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.

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Trekking in the Stubai Alps

Trekking in the Stubai Alps

An essential guidebook for trekking in the Stubai Alps, in the Austria Tyrol. Two multi-day hut-to-hut hikes are described. The Stubai Rucksack Route links 8 huts without crossing glaciers or difficult passes, whereas the challenging Stubai Glacier Tour involves much glacier work. Either route will easily fit into a 2-week holiday.

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Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne

Mountain Adventures in the Maurienne

This guide offers a selection of day walks, mountaineering routes, via ferratas, rock climbs, mountain biking, road cycling and treks for a multi-activity holiday in the Haute Maurienne, in the French Alps. Easily accessible, with the Vanoise National Park to the north, and the Écrins to the south. Idea for multi activity holidays.

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Mountaineering in the Moroccan High Atlas

Mountaineering in the Moroccan High Atlas

This guidebook describes 50 walks, climbs and scrambles in the Moroccan High Atlas. The routes were written with winter conditions in mind and are suitable for experienced winter mountaineers and walkers. The routes cover 30 peaks and are all above 3000m with the highest being Jbel Toubkal at 4167m.

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Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 1

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 1

Guidebook to the via ferrata routes in the Italian Dolomites - the north, central and eastern regions. 82 graded routes grouped by 10 valley bases are covered, including Cortina, Fassa, Misurina and Corvara, with guidance on choosing the best base for each route. This guide is part of a two-volume set to the Dolomite via ferratas.

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Aconcagua and the Southern Andes

Aconcagua and the Southern Andes

Guidebook to climbing Aconcagua, with route descriptions for trekkers to the Normal and Vacas Valley Routes. They take 12 and 14 days to complete respectively and cover a variety of difficult mountain terrain up to 6962m - suitable for experienced walkers and mountaineers. Also included are treks in the Vallecitos and Tupungata ranges.

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Europe's High Points

Europe's High Points

A guide to reaching the summit of every country in Europe - driving, walking and climbing routes to the tops of 50 countries in Europe. Detailed route descriptions, sketch maps - advice on transport, seasons, grading and gear. From afternoon strolls in Malta to three-day mountaineering ascents on classic Alpine routes such as Mont Blanc.

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The Pyrenean Haute Route

The Pyrenean Haute Route

A guidebook for trekking the Pyrenean Haute Route, which zig-zags across the Franco-Spanish border and stays close to the main ridge in the highest and most spectacular central Pyrenees. It covers 800km with a total of 40km ascent, so is only suitable for experienced mountain walkers. The route is split over 45 stages and is largely unwaymarked.

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8000 metres

8000 metres

In this book, renowned British mountaineer Alan Hinkes relates his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains. Alongside stunning photography, he describes his expeditions - many as Alpine-style ascents - capturing the beauty, harshness and danger of these mountains.

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Navigation

Navigation

This handbook to navigation - the practical technique of map and compass - will help you master the necessary skills for mountain walking. As a small, pocket guide, this is an ideal companion to take into the hills. Chapters include instruction in map reading, bearings, route planning, night navigation and bad weather, as well as with a GPS.

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Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather

A guidebook to help walkers and climbers understand weather in the UK mountains. Helps you to develop the skills to interpret forecasts, understand weather maps, and read the weather so you can make important decisions about activities in the hills. Illustrated with weather maps and satellite imagery.

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Walking in the Alps

Walking in the Alps

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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Snow

Snow

This practical guidebook is aimed at anyone who wants to acquire or improve their knowledge of snow and avalanche release. It describes the formation and evolution of snow, how to identify the many forms snow takes, and how to assess avalanche risk more precisely and reliably.

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Avalanche!

Avalanche!

A practical pocket guidebook to help you learn the skill of snow avalanche prediction. Aimed at all winter snow sports enthusiasts, you can learn the skill of avalanche prediction, understand and predict avalanches, evaluate the risks and reduce the dangers. The book includes a Nivotest designed to help quantify risks from avalanches.

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