Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees
Walks, climbs and multi-day treks
By Kev Reynolds
Guidebook to 170 selected walks, multi-day tours and moderate summit ascents in the Central and High Pyrenees of France, Spain and Andorra. Graded routes lasting from 1hr to 12 days explore this diverse mountain range. Includes Monte Perdido, Pic du Midi d'Ossau, Vignemale, Ordesa National Park and Gavarnie.
Seasonswinter stretches from November to April; summer activities between May and October, although snow may hold on into July; thunderstorms on hot summer afternoons
CentresEtsaut, Borce, Lescun, Laruns, Gabas, Eaux-Bonnes, Gourette, Arrens, Lac d'Estaing, Cauterets, Gavarnie, Torla, Bielsa, Gèdre, Héas, Barèges, St-Lary, Benasque, Eriste, Arties, Salardu, Bohi, Espot, Capdella, Àreu, Vicdessos, Andorra, Ax-les-Thermes, Porté-Putmorens
Difficultyfrom easy day walks to climbing and mountaineering routes of the Pyrenees' highest peaks, long-day and multi-day mountain walks
Must Seemulti-day tours and mountaineering ascents throughout the High Pyrenees; all valleys and peaks from France and Spain, with through routes and peaks to bag
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A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, photography and lecturing.
Claiming to be The Man with the World's Best Job, he has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing over 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds.
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