Mountaineering in the Pyrenees

25 Classic Mountain Routes

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The most characteristic feature of the Pyrenees is its hodgepodge of topographies, climates and lives, all jumbled together. Sometimes, moving just a short way across this patchwork landscape, perhaps from one side of a cliff to another, is enough to take you into a completely different environment. This diversity is reflected in the routes featured in this book.

Ridge traverses and rock climbs dominate the selection, which includes only a few ephemeral snow climbs, but every route has its own unique character and provides a wonderful day out in the mountains. Featured routes include the Salenques-Tempestades Ridge on Pico de Aneto, the Espadas Ridge on Pic des Posets, and a selection of climbs on the renowned peaks of Monte Perdido, the Maladeta, the Balaitous, the Vignemale, and the Grand and Petit Astazous. Each route features technical notes, a topo and route description, and photos illustrating the character of the climbing.

Weight 150.00 g
ISBN

9781910240564

Author of book

Francois Laurens

Publisher

Vertebrate Publishing

Publish Date

04 August 2015

Language

English

Page size

140mm x 255mm

Binding

Paperback

Number of pages

96

Author description

as well as most of the major summits in the Alps. He loves discovering new places and has explored many countries, far and wide. Motivated by his belief in the educational benefits of outdoor activities, Francois Laurens was born in the Luchon Valley, he has climbed all the Pyrenees' most beautiful peaks, he qualified as a mountain guide in 1986. Through his work, he recently began working with an association that helps young people in difficulty to reintegrate into society. He is also a keen photographer whose work is frequently published in the outdoor press., in both summer and winter, where he continues to live and work. After beginning his outdoor career with the ski patrol at Superbagneres and as a walking guide

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