Alpine Ski Mountaineering: Volume 1 - Western Alps

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A selection of the finest high level ski tours in the western Alps.
Bill O’Connor’s Cicerone guide to Alpine Ski Mountaineering - Volume 1 - Western Alps, is part of a two-book series detailing some of the most extensive and accessible ski mountaineering in the world. Volume 1 covers a selection of the best high-level ski tours in the Western Alps in the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Grand Paradiso, Mont Blanc and Valais. The routes that the guide focuses on are suitable for the average ski mountaineer as well as those for seek more challenging Alpine routes. A combination of varied terrain, enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and a long ski season makes the Alps a focus for mountaineers and skiers worldwide.

The guide is organized into 10 different Tours - the Ecrins Haute route, Haute Maurienne Traverse, La Poule- Vanoise High-level circuit, Grand Paradiso Haute Route, Mont Blanc Haute Route, Higher-Level Day Tours in the Mont Blanc Massif, the Classic Haute Route, the Verbier High-Level Route, Arolla High-Level Circuit and Zermatt and Saas Fee 4000ers - each divided into different daily stages to help structure the route. A general outline of the entire Tour begins each section and Information Boxes at the start of each daily stage give details on Ascent, Descent, Principal Aspect, Difficulty and Time. A comprehensive introduction provides important information on the hut system, avalanche awareness and accidents, Helicopter rescue, a safety strategy for ski mountaineering, grading and difficulty and equipment list. Detailed route descriptions are accompanied by sketch diagrams mapping the route in addition to colour photographs illustrating some of the dramatic Alpine landscapes.
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Weight 0.340000
Author Bill O'Connor
Availability IP
Department Austria and Switzerland
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781852843731
Pages 256
Published 07/11/2017
Publisher Cicerone Press
Section Switzerland
Series Cicerone Climbing Mountaineering and Scrambling Guides
Size Unfolded 12x17cm
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