Trekking in the beautiful Silvretta and Ratikon Alps

Over the past ten years, Cicerone author Kev Reynolds has spent many happy weeks trekking and exploring in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps. Defining the borders of Switzerland, Austria and Lichtenstein south of Lake Constance, the Ratikon Alps give the appearance of an abrupt wall of limestone erupting from meadows and screes full of flowers.

Trekking in The Ratikon And Silvretta Alps
That frontier wall pushes further southeastwards to blend into the glacier-daubed range of the Silvretta Alps.

Despite many contrasts, the Ratikon and Silvretta Alps share glorious scenery, a wealth of alpine flowers, attractive villages in the their outlying valleys and fine selection of mountain huts , and abundance of walkers' passes and, wonderful trekking opportunities.

Here Kev talks to Jonathan about the delights of the area, as he introduces his new guidebook for Cicerone, Trekking in the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps.

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Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he has since produced many more titles for the same publisher, with others in the pipeline. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.

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