Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 1 Western Alps

Western Alps

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The classic Haute Route, the ski mountaineering traverse through the Alps between Chamonix and Zermatt, is described in this guidebook, which also brings together a selection of the finest high-level ski tours in the Western Alps in areas as diverse as the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. This first volume of the Ski Mountaineering series describes The ‘Classic Haute Route’, the traverse between Chamonix and Zermatt, and also brings together a selection of the finest high-level ski tours in the Western Alps in areas as diverse as the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mt Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. Volume 2 covers the Central and Eastern Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetimes ski mountaineering for the average ski mountaineer, with rewards and challenges for all levels of ability.

Weight 340.00 g
ISBN

9781852843731

Author of book

Bill O'Connor

Publisher

Cicerone

Publish Date

14 May 2008

Language

English

Page size

17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm

Binding

Encapsulated paperback

Number of pages

256

Author description

a book of scrambles in the Lake District and two volumes on Nepal including The Trekking Peaks Of Nepal. for information about his guiding, Alpine Climbing Group and Alpine Ski Club, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. When not 'out there doing it' he lectures, and runs his photographic library. He has contributed to numerous publications on mountaineering and has written several acclaimed books including an alpine guidebook to Mont Blanc, Bill O'Connor is an internationally qualified(IFMGA) mountain and ski guide based in the Lake District. He spends up to eight months of the year abroad, contributes articles and photographs to most of the leading outdoor publications in the UK and abroad, Europe and the Greater Ranges. Bill is a member of the Alpine Club, writing and photography check out his web site on: www.oconnoradventure.com

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