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Alpine Ski Mountaineering 1: Western Alps

Alpine Ski Mountaineering 1: Western Alps

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Alpine Ski Mountaineering 1: Western Alps is the classic guide to ski mountainering and ski touring in the Western Alps. Written by Bill O'Conner and published by Cicerone, it covers many of the big tours and routes in France, Switzerland and Italy. 

The guide book is pocket sized so suitable for taking into the mountains. It also has a transparent plastic cover. The following tours are described in day to day detail with images and maps:

  • Ecrins Haute Route
  • Haute Maurienne Traverse
  • Vanoise High Level Circuit
  • Grand Paradiso Haute Route
  • Mont Blanc Haute Route
  • Mont Blanc High-Level Day Tours
  • Classic Haute Route
  • Verbier High-Level Route
  • Arolla High-Level Circuit
  • Zermatt & Saas Fee 4000ers

Timing and conditions notes are given for each route along with info on huts and safety considerations. This guide is a great starting point for anyone looking to undertake multi-day ski tours in the Western Alps. Weight 340g.

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