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Ski Touring And Snowshoeing In The Dolomites

Author : James Rushforth
ISBN : 9781783624362
Genre : Travel
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Guidebook to 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Dolomites. The routes, which carry an Alpine (and when appropriate, a Volo/Toponeige) grading, range from 5km to 18km, taking between 2 and 7 hours to complete. The routes are based in and around areas such as Canazei, Arabba, Corvara and San Martino, taking in stunning scenery, quaint villages and enchanting mountain vistas. Clear route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K mapping and photo topos, together with information such as total ascent and descent (as well as aspect), expected duration of route and equipment required. Also provided is invaluable practical advice on things such as mountain safety and navigation, equipment, transport options to, from and around the Dolomites, ski passes, accommodation and more. Regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the Dolomites offer endless winter escapades. Those who venture off the beaten track and into the backcountry (whether by ski or by shoe) will discover a veritable winter wonderland.
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Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 2 Central And Eastern Alps

Author : Bill O'Connor
ISBN : 9781849657433
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Some of the finest ski tours of the central and eastern Alps are described in this guidebook. It includes hut-to-hut tours that explore the Bernese, Urner, Albula and Bernina Alps of Switzerland, as well as classic tours through the Silvretta, Otztal, Stubai and Ortler regions of Austria and Italy. The European Alps offer some of the best 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 1 of this two-volume series on Alpine ski mountaineering covers the Western Alps.
Category: Sports & Recreation

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 Camino Del Norte And Camino Primitivo

Author : Dave Whitson
ISBN : 9781783627752
Genre : Travel
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This guidebook describes the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The 820km Camino del Norte follows the coast from IrĂșn, on the French border, through Bilbao and takes about 5 weeks to complete. The 355km Camino Primitivo splits off from the Camino del Norte near Villaviciosa and passes through Oviedo and Lugo en route to Compostela. It takes roughly 2 weeks to walk. This book also includes an overview of a continuation route from Santiago to Finisterre on the coast. Physically demanding, but not difficult, the caminos are best walked from late spring to autumn. The guidebook is broken into stages of between 15 and 35km, most of which end in a town or village with a pilgrim albergue. There is indispensable information on facilities, food and lodging, 1:1000 scale maps of the route and town maps for key locations. With notes on preparation and planning, travel and equipment, a list of useful sources of information, and a glossary, the book provides all you need to know to walk the camino. Santiago de Compostela, whose cathedral houses the relics of St James, was one of three major centres of Catholic pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. In modern times the Caminos de Santiago have seen a resurgence in popularity, drawing walkers for all sorts of reasons. Passing through the Spanish regions of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia, the northern caminos are popular enough to offer sufficient facilities, clear routes, and a community of pilgrims, without suffering the overcrowding of the Camino Frances.
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Walking On The Amalfi Coast

Author : Gillian Price
ISBN : 9781783625222
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Walking on the Amalfi Coast describes 32 day-walks, ranging from 3km to 11km in length. The walks explore the Sorrento Peninsula, Amalfi Coast and Monti Lattari, as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. The whole area is crisscrossed by ancient mule tracks, pilgrim routes and goat tracks, offering a variety of walking from family strolls to strenuous treks across terrain from paved paths to verdant hillside paths and rough volcanic scree. Split into the five sections of Ischia, Capri, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi, each walk is accompanied by relevant public transport information as well as a sketch map. The book also provides local and practical information, accommodation options and an Italian-English glossary. The steep southern edge of the Sorrento peninsula, famous for its medieval villages perched atop plunging cliffs, with their near-vertical vineyards and lemon orchards, is recognised as a World Heritage Site. This coastline, the rugged landscape behind, crowned by the Monti Lattari, and the idyllic islands of Capri and Ischia together make a perfect holiday destination for walkers.
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Walks In Silverdale And Arnside

Author : Brian Evans
ISBN : 9781849655439
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A walking guide to the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), at the top of Morecambe Bay in Cumbria and Lancashire, overlooking the Lake District. 21 day walks are described between Carnforth, Holme, Milnthorpe and Arnside, climbing wooded hills and limestone escarpments with views of the Lake District fells. Walks are between 2 and 8 miles in length and visit nature reserves including Leighton Moss RSPB reserve, follow the canal and explore the shoreline. Summits include Wharton Crag, Arnside Knott, Farleton Knott and Hutton Roof Crags. 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. Routes can easily be linked into longer walks and the extensive network of well walked paths enables walks to be shortened or lengthened at will. The area is renowned for its flora and fauna, its historic buildings and interesting geological features.
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Author : Mimi Urbanc
ISBN : 9789612543174
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Fodor S Italy

Author : Eugene Fodor
ISBN : 1400015553
Genre : Italy
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Presents information on travel, restaurants, accommodations, sightseeing, and shopping for Italy-bound tourists
Category: Italy

The Good Skiing And Snowboarding Guide 2000

Author : Peter Hardy
ISBN : 0879517395
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide 2000 continues its tradition of providing essential information to the legions of skiing and snowboarding fans with even more expanded coverage of snowboarding than the last edition and a new complete list of ski web sites. The only independent guide to over 500 ski resorts in North America and Europe, the book is completely revised and updated, with increased coverage of resorts in North America, Italy and the southern hemisphere, as well as a new section on ski touring. In The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide, award-winning ski journalists Peter Hardy and Felice Eyston present the information An a clear, accessible manner chat will help you make all the right choices. And they give truly unbiased advice on holiday resorts -- unfettered by advertising or sponsorship, they don't pull punches in their assessments of the world's top ski destinations. Updated information includes specially commissioned full-color maps showing lift locations and number and grade of runs, ski fact boxes showing the number of lifts, lift pass prices, kilometer of trails and grading of runs, and each resort's suitability for children, beginners, intermediates and experts. The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide -- the complete source book for skiers and snowboarders alike -- is essential reading for anyone planning a vacation involving these thrilling winter sports.
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