THROUGH THE ITALIAN ALPS

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Through The Italian Alps

Author : Gillian Price
ISBN : 9781849655927
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Granda Traversata delle Alpi (GTA) is an immensely rewarding 630km long-distance route across the western Italian Alps, and is an exciting proposition, traversing the Ligurian, Maritime, Cottian, Graian and Pennine Alps to finish near Monte Rosa, punctuated en route by stunning peaks including the Argentera, Monviso and Gran Paradiso. Starting close to the Mediterranean, the guide describes the GTA in 47 day stages of between 4 and 23km, with a total of over 44,000m of ascent as it curves its way high over the fertile Piedmont plain traversing the eastern (Italian side) of the Alps, heading northwards to a brilliant conclusion near the base of Monte Rosa. A network of hospitable high-altitude refuges alternated with village-based hostels and comfortable inns guarantee walkers memorable meals and a good night's rest. The sole requisites for potential trekkers are a taste for adventure and average fitness; no special mountaineering expertise is necessary. Excellent public transport links make multiple shorter chunks feasible to fit in with individual holiday requirements.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Italian Alps

Author : Douglas William Freshfield
ISBN : BSB:BSB11315105
Genre : Alps
File Size : 53.72 MB
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Category: Alps

Walking In The Central Italian Alps

Author : Gillian Price
ISBN : 9781849652124
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Guidebook by local expert Gillian Price to walking and trekking in the Central Italian Alps, Italy, Europe presenting a kaleidoscope of walking routes through Italy's largest National Park as well as several Nature Parks. Unusual wildlife, brilliant flora at incredible altitudes, desolate glacial valleys and picturesque legends about the icy realms are regular features of itineraries that touch on ancient irrigation channels, medieval castles, Romanesque churches, First World War fortifications, traditional farm life and comfortable refuges that serve mouth-watering local dishes? all accessible using the extensive network of public transport. The itineraries described follow well-marked and numbered paths for the most part, ranging from wide easy tracks through woods to tiring moraine debris and snow crossings. Preference has been given to circular routes or traverses connecting different valleys - as well as the psychological satisfaction they provide, they can be split up into individual sections as short day-walks. Alternative accesses and exits are given when possible. This guide offers the walker and trekker a vast range of adaptable routes for all the family, through an area hitherto unknown to English-speaking walkers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Italy

Author : Leslie Favor, Ph.D.
ISBN : 0823938395
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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An overview of the history and culture of Italy and its people including Italy's geography, myths, arts, daily life, education, industry, and government.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Walks In Silverdale And Arnside

Author : Brian Evans
ISBN : 9781849655439
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A popular walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, north west England, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described and hand-illustrated, between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells, visiting nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, crossing the Bay itself to Kents Bank and following the canal. Many are the visitors who have speeded past to more renowned National Parks, who, when they do turn off to Silverdale or Arnside, wonder why they didn't come to this beautiful area before. The combinations of rocky coastal scenery, woodland and rough limestone hills either side of the M6 in north Lancashire, make this a paradise for walkers. There is an extensive network of well walked paths through an intricate rocky landscape, a joy to explore. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles but packed with interest, taking longer than their mileage implies, and can be combined for longer days.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Canyoning In The Alps

Author : Simon Flower
ISBN : 9781849657655
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Alps rank high among the world's foremost destinations for canyoning. This book brings together all the most celebrated descents in the Alpine regions of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland, including classic limestone canyons and superb granite-gneiss water sculptures. Divided into five areas, the descents described in the guide present a huge variety of terrain, rock and styles of canyoning. Route difficulty is split into seven grades, from easier canyons suited to beginners, through to the strongest aquatic and technical challenges, which demand experienced rope skills, physical fitness and a calm head for high water. The guide provides comprehensive background information on equipment, hazards and techniques, as well as details of Alpine geology and the history of canyon exploration. The book also features additional nearby routes in Austria, Slovenia and in the Valais Alps, as well as the climbing, via ferrata and walking options in the surrounding hills and mountains.
Category: Sports & Recreation