This book is a celebration of mountain huts, showcasing the the sheer variety and sometimes quirky nature of these buildings that allow walkers, trekkers and climbers to access remote corners of the mountains. Packed with entertaining stories that bring the places and people to life, it contains descriptions of the author's favourite huts in the Alps, along with suggestions for hut-to-hut tours of 3-13 days duration, including the Tour of Mont Blanc. It also traces the history of huts and how they have evolved from the most primitive of shelters to the often purpose-built, eco-friendly buildings of today. For the uninitiated, it unravels some of the mystery of huts and explains how to use them and what facilities to expect. Above all, it illustrates the way in which mountain huts can be truly sociable places, where like-minded people can spend a night or two in the most magical of locations and share a love of wild places.
This popular guidebook by expert Kev Reynolds describes 100 walks focusing on the mountain huts of the Alps. With walks in France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Slovenia, there are routes to suit every taste - from gentle and undemanding to long and tough, as well as all varieties of difficulty in between. What they have in common is a visit to a hut, each with its own character. Some walks are perfect for lunch at a hut before a return to the valley base, others involve an overnight stay at a hut. In a few cases, a short hut-to-hut tour is suggested. The routes are grouped by country and by specific Alpine district. Most of the routes avoid any climbing of a technical nature, beyond the odd scramble aided by a fixed rope. Notes on hut etiquette, what to take and an English-French-German-Italian glossary are also included to help trekkers get the most out of their time in the Alps.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: Huts in Australia, Mountain huts in Austria, Mountain huts in Canada, Mountain huts in France, Mountain huts in Italy, Mountain huts in Switzerland, Mountain huts in the United States, Refuges of the Alps, Stanley Mitchell hut, Elizabeth Parker hut, Fay hut, High Huts of the White Mountains, Elk Lakes cabin, Abbot Pass hut, Bill Putnam hut, Bow Hut, Arthur O. Wheeler hut, Bothy, Simony Hut, Alpine club hut, R.J. Ritchie Hut, Daveys Hut, Conrad Kain hut, Neil Colgan Hut, Monte Rosa Hut, New Pelion Hut, Horse Camp, Scott Duncan Hut, Wildseeloderhaus, Cabane de l'A Neuve, Karl Renner Haus, B rgl Hut, Pinzgau Hut, Kosciuszko Huts Association, Waterfall Valley Hut, Vallejo Gantner Hut, Mitato, Jim Haberl Hut, Narcissus Hut, Geehi Hut, Cabane du Trient, Albert Premier Hut, YHA Hut, Matratzenlager, CSIRO Hut, Refuge Alfred Wills, Seaman's Hut, Old Pelion Hut, Europa Hut, H rnli Hut, Finsteraarhorn Hut, Sch nbiel Hut, Rifugio Campo Base, Keebles Hut, M nchsjoch Hut, Konkordia Hut, Winter room, Mischabel Hut, Bon Echo hut, Grand Mountet Hut, Chanrion Hut, Refuge du Promontoire, Tschierva Hut, Britannia Hut, Solvay Hut, Tracuit Hut, Valsorey Hut, Bertol Hut, Dom Hut, Cabane de Saleina, Soreiller hut, Vignettes Hut, Cabane Reine Marguerite, Refuge d'Argenti re, Refuge Jean-Antoine Carrel, Refuge de la Dent Parrach e, Refuge Duc des Abruzzes l'Oriond, Cabane Giovanni Gnifetti, Refuge des Anges au Morion, Refuge de la Fournache, Refuge Nacamuli au col Collon, Refuge des Aiguilles d'Arves, Refuge Arbolle, Refuge Ottorino Mezzalama, Refuge Elisabetta Soldini Montanaro, Refuge Guides du Cervin, Refuge Jean-Fr d ric Benevolo, Torino Hut, Refuge Grand Tournalin, Refuge du Col de la Vanoise, Refuge Walter-Bonatti, Refuge de Vallonbrun, Refuge Quintino Sella, Refuge des Grands Mulets, Refuge Sogno de Berdz au P radza, Refuge de Ros...
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The walking tours in this updated guide take you through some of the world's most stunning mountain scenery by day and to a hospitable mountain hut each night, via Austria's hut-to-hut trail system. All you need are a few essentials and strong legs. Eleven itineraries range from 4 to 11 days in length.
Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure. AVs 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are at mountain huts or guesthouses. The demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline. Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points. Written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife and also practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.