Chamonix to Zermatt: The Walker's Haute Route [NOOK Book]

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A guide to the classic Chamonix to Zermatt trek, from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, in the northern slopes of the Pennines Alps, described in 14 stages. In two weeks of mountain travel you will see the greatest collection of 4000 metre peaks in the Alps and visit some of the most spectacular valleys. You will discover delightful villages and remote hamlets, wander flower meadows and forests, skirt exquisite tarns that turn mountains on their heads, and clamber beside glaciers. The way intrudes on lonely ...
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Overview

A guide to the classic Chamonix to Zermatt trek, from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn, in the northern slopes of the Pennines Alps, described in 14 stages. In two weeks of mountain travel you will see the greatest collection of 4000 metre peaks in the Alps and visit some of the most spectacular valleys. You will discover delightful villages and remote hamlets, wander flower meadows and forests, skirt exquisite tarns that turn mountains on their heads, and clamber beside glaciers. The way intrudes on lonely stone-filled corries, with marmots along the boulders and ibex on the heights, and provides a surprise around every corner. The route crosses 11 passes, gains more than 12,000 metres in height and is a strong contender for the title of Most Beautiful Walk in Europe. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, and now includes the exciting two-day Europaweg - a true high-level path that carries the Haute Route way above the Mattertal and into Zermatt - a worthy conclusion to a great trek. Reprinted with updates in April 2011.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849656009
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 841,876
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, guiding, photography and lecturing. Spending several months every year among various high mountain regions researching guidebooks, makes him The Man with the World's Best Job; a title he aims to keep by remaining active for another 100 years at least.

Kev has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing 50 books, including guides to five major trekking regions of Nepal, and to numerous routes in the European Alps and Pyrenees, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. His latest book, A Walk in the Clouds, is a collection of autobiographical short stories recording 50 years of mountain travel and adventures. He is also the contributing editor of the collaborative guide Trekking in the Himalaya.

A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, Kev also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies. When not away in the mountains, Kev lives with his wife in a small cottage among what he calls 'the Kentish Alps', with unrestricted walking country on the doorstep. But he also travels throughout Britain during the winter months to share his love of the places he writes about through a series of lectures.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Introduction
The Walker's Haute Route
Getting There and Back Again
Accommodation
When to Go
Notes for Walkers
Equipment
Languages
Paths and Waymarks
Safety in the Mountains
Flora and Fauna
Recommended Maps
Using the Guide
Information at a Glance

The Route
Stage 1: Chamonix - Argentière
Stage 2: Argentière - Col de Balme - Trient
Alt Stage 2: Argentière - Col de Balme - Les Grands - Col de la Forclaz
Stage 3: Trient - Fênetre d'Arpette - Champex
Alt Stage 3: Trient - Col de la Forclaz - Alp Bovine - Champex
Stage 4: Champex - Sembrancher - Le Châble
Stage 5: Le Châble - Clambin - Cabane du Mont Fort
Stage 6: Cabane du Mont Fort - Col Termin - Col de Louvie - Col de Prafleuri - Cabane de Prafleuri
Alt Stage 6: Cabane du Mont Fort - Col de la Chaux - Col de Louvie - Col de Prafleuri - Cabane de Prafleuri
Stage 7: Cabane de Prafleuri - Col des Roux - Col de Riedmatten - Arolla
Alt Stage 7: Cabane de Prafleuri - Col des Roux - Cabane des Dix - Arolla
Stage 8: Arolla - Lac Bleu - Les Haudères - La Sage
Stage 9: La Sage - Col du Tsaté - Cabane de Moiry
Alt Stage 9: La Sage - Col de Torrent - Barrage de Moiry/Grimentz
Stage 10: Cabane de Moiry - Col de Sorebois - Zinal
Alt Stage 10: Barrage de Moiry - Col de Sorebois - Zinal
Stage 11: Zinal - Forcletta - Gruben
Alt Stage 11: Zinal - Hotel Weisshorn/Cabane Bella Tola
Alt Stage 11a: Hotel Weisshorn/Cabane Bella Tola - Meidpass - Gruben
Stage 12: Gruben - Augstbordpass - St Niklaus
Stage 12a: St Niklaus - Gasenried
Alt Stage 13: St Niklaus - Tsch - Zermatt
Stage 13: Gasenried - Europa Hut
Stage 14: Europa Hut - Tschalp - Zermatt

Appendices
Appendix A: Walks from Zermatt
Appendix B: Climbing from Zermatt
Appendix C: Useful Addresses
Appendix D: Bibliography
Appendix E: Glossary 229

Route Summary 232

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