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Chamonix To Zermatt

Author : Kev Reynolds
ISBN : 9781783627813
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to the classic Chamonix to Zermatt trek from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. The 225km Walker's Haute Route through the French and Swiss Alps crosses 11 passes, gains more than 14,000m in height and is a strong contender for the title of Most Beautiful Walk in Europe. The high-level route is described in 14 day stages, with optional variants, and is suitable for walkers with a good level of fitness and some previous alpine trekking experience. The final approach to Zermatt adopts the dramatic Europaweg, a high-level traverse of the east wall of the Mattertal, crossing the 500-metre suspension bridge above Randa. An alternative valley route to Zermatt can be taken if this does not appeal. Alongside clear route descriptions and mapping for each stage of the trek, there is essential practical information on travel to Chamonix and return from Zermatt, as well as advice on accommodation in alpine villages and mountain refuges, trekking safety, equipment, itinerary planning and preparation. Taking 2 weeks to complete, this challenging but rewarding trek encompasses views of the greatest collection of 4000 metre peaks in the Alps - Mont Blanc, the Grand Combin, Dent Blanche, Weisshorn and the Matterhorn - and visits some of the most spectacular valleys, including the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Annivers and the Mattertal.
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Haute Route Travelogue From Chamonix To Zermatt Hike

Author : Aku-Petteri Korhonen
ISBN : 9789523184435
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The book is a gripping description of a mountain hike of nearly two weeks made from France’s Chamonix to Zermatt in Switzerland. The trip encompasses the approximately 170-kilometer Haute Route, which advances in the mountain range. Every day on the hike a mountain is crossed, or even three. The text relays situations that arose along the way and conversations with hikers from around the world, all described in a warm and humorous tone. The writer contemplates the choices a hiker must make and many other matters worth pondering. The book is based on writings made in the evenings after a day of hiking and they vividly reflect the honest thoughts of the writer at the time. Practicalities are featured prominently in the text, as the hike involved day-to-day decisions of accommodation and route choices. The text is not solely limited to the route in question but includes elements and themes from previous mountain hike experiences. In addition to providing information on the progress made during the route, the text gives insight into practical matters, including equipment, accommodations and securing lodgings. The book makes for a splendid read for those planning a mountain hike and even for those hoping to make the journey from very place they are sitting in. The book includes over a hundred photos, maps and relevant information regarding the days of hiking.

Walker S Haute Route

Author : Andrew McCluggage
ISBN : 1912933020
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The only guidebook for the Walker's Haute Route with Real Maps: 1:25,000/1:50,000 mapping included for each stage. This makes navigation easy and saves you money: no need to buy additional maps. Also includes:* Unique Itinerary Planner: plan a bespoke itinerary to match your ability and vacation schedule. All difficult calculations of time, distance and altitude gain are done for you* 6 Proposed Itineraries of between 10 and 14 days* Everything the trekker needs to know to plan the route: route descriptions, costs, budget, difficulty, weather, how to get there, and more* Full accommodation listings: spectacularly situated mountain huts, villages and hamlets* Complete list of every camping location, including free campsites* Section on Zermatt day walks* 13 exciting variants to the main route* Information for both self-guided and guided trekkers* Edge to edge colour: the most modern and beautiful TMB guidebookThe Walker's Haute Route is an incredible trek between the two most famous mountain towns in the Alps. Travelling from Chamonix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland, you will start at Mont Blanc and finish at the Matterhorn. On the way, pass the largest collection of snowy 4000m summits in the Alps: Mont Blanc, Grand Combin, the Weisshorn, the Zinalrothorn, the Dom, the Täschhorn, the Breithorn and the Matterhorn, to name a few. The sister trek to the Tour du Mont Blanc crosses unspoilt and remote mountain terrain: amazing glaciers, snow frosted summits, beautiful valleys and pastures, shimmering lakes, carpets of wild flowers and the soothing sound of cow bells. This trek should be on your hiking bucket list.* 206km * 10-14 days* 14,000m of altitude gain * 12 mountain passes * 2 countries, France and Switzerland

The Classic High Haute Route Chamonix To Zermatt

Author : Mountainstar Wales
ISBN : 1364628074
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Classic High Haute Route. Chamonix to Zermatt.29th July - 2nd August 2013. P.2 Day 1. Le Tour to the d'Orny Hut. P.16 Day 2. d'Orny Hut to the Valsorey Hut. P.24 Day 3. Valsorey Hut to the De Chanion Hut. P.35 Day 4. De Chanion Hut to the Vignettes Hut. P.46 Day 5. Vignettes Hut to Arolla. 5th - 7th Sept. 2015.P.53 Day 6. Arolla (1371m) to the Bertol Hut (3311m). P.57 Day 7. Bertol Hut to Schonbiel Hut (2,694m) via Col de la Tete Blanche (3,600m). P.81 Day 8. Schonbiel Hut to Zermatt."
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The Rough Guide To Switzerland

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9780241314807
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to Switzerland is the ultimate guide to the country where tourism as we know it first took off. The Alpine landscape that so entranced Thomas Cook's pioneering group of package tourists in 1863 still draws tourists in their millions. Whether you're looking to check out the 365 days-per-year snowboarding scene in Zermatt, wander the medieval streets of exceptionally preserved Bern or sleep on the straw in a Valais farm, you'll find plenty of insight and advice from our team of expert authors. Beyond the hinterlands, we uncover the surprisingly dynamic alternative scene in Switzerland's cities, its cutting-edge contemporary galleries and myriad film, music and design festivals, not to mention the scientists at CERN attempting to discover the neutron-sized building-blocks of our universe in the world's biggest experiment. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Switzerland.
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Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 1 Western Alps

Author : Bill O'Connor
ISBN : 9781849657419
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Ski mountaineering guidebook to the Western Alps including the classic Haute Route, Chamonix to Zermatt, tours in 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. Volume 2 of this Alpine Ski Mountaineering series covers the Central and Eastern Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetime's ski mountaineering for the average skier, with rewards and challenges for all levels of ability.
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The Walkers Haute Route

Author : Alexander Stewart
ISBN : 1905864086
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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WALKING, HIKING, TREKKING. The Alps offer almost unlimited adventure, and the Walkers' Haute Route is probably the single finest way of getting deep into these mountains. Trekking the Walkers' Haute Route, from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, from Chamonix to Zermatt, you'll traverse one of the finest stretches of the Pennine Alps - the mountain range in the western Alps that stretches between Valais in Switzerland and Piedmont and the Aosta Valley in Italy. A 13-day walk over 11 ridges in 113 miles (180kms), it isn't technically demanding and the rewards are immense. 60 maps - 13 town/village plans and 47 large-scale trail maps including 8 day-walk maps (1: 25,000) showing times, gradients, where to stay, interesting features Practical information for all budgets - Chamonix through to Zermatt: where to stay,where to eat, what to see. Detailed background information.
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Where The Clouds Can Go

Author : Conrad Kain
ISBN : 1897522452
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Of all the mountain guides who came to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Conrad Kain is probably the most respected and well known. In this internationally anticipated reissue of "Where the Clouds Can Go" - first published in 1935, with subsequent editions in 1954 and 1979 - the original text has been accentuated with an expanded selection of over 50 archival images, highlighting climbs in the diverse mountain landscapes of North America, Europe and New Zealand. The new foreword by acclaimed mountaineer and filmmaker Pat Morrow puts Kain's adventures, explorations and appreciation of nature into a contemporary context, ensuring that the exploits of this remarkable individual remain part of international mountain culture for years to come. "Where The Clouds Can Go," the dramatic story of this uncommon man, is a mountaineering classic that shatters the boundaries of the genre.'-Bernadette McDonald, author of "Tomaz Humar" and past Vice-President of Mountain Culture at The Banff Center and former Director of The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals.
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Lake District High Level And Fell Walks

Author : Vivienne Crow
ISBN : 9781783621651
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This guidebook collects the best 30 high fell walks in the Lake District. Every route is graded for difficulty and ranges between 7-23km, and includes annotated OS maps and variant routes. The walks are divided into 6 sections according to where walkers can start: the Keswick area, Borrowdale and Buttermere, the Western Valleys, Coniston and Langdale, Ambleside, Grasmere and Windermere, or Ullswater. The walks combine Lakeland classics with lesser-known adventures. From classic horseshoes, such as the Newlands Round and the Fairfield Horseshoe, and traditional ascents of England's most iconic mountains, including its highest peaks Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw, to routes onto some of the quieter summits including Gray Crag and Beda Fell, or quieter routes onto popular fells including Blencathra and Red Screes, the walks in this guide comprise all the best high-level fell walks to be had in England's largest, and beloved National Park. Covering both rocky terrain and grassy hills, with occasional boggy ground, most of the paths are relatively easy-to-follow in clear conditions, but may require good navigational skills when the clouds roll in. The guidebook also includes information to enhance your walking, from historical, geological and wildlife detail, to advice on travelling to and around the Lake District, and how to best prepare for an excellent day out on the fells.
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