Chamonix-Zermatt: The Walker's Haute Route

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Chamonix to Zermatt, Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn - 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.The route is more than 180 kilometres long. It 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 includes a few minor changes which have occured to the route, as well as the exciting two-day Europaweg - a true ...
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Chamonix to Zermatt, Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn - 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.The route is more than 180 kilometres long. It 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 includes a few minor changes which have occured to the route, as well as 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.There are updates to the accommodation lists and the telephone numbers. 'Kev Reynolds knows these areas well. He's walked them for years and yet always manages to bring a freshness and vitality to his writing, a rare thing amongst modern guidebook writers.' -TGO magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852845131
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mountain Walking
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 508,718
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press appeared in 1978; he has since produced 27 titles for Cicerone, with others being researched. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.
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Table of Contents


Preface to the Fourth Edition     13
Introduction     15
The Walker's Haute Route     16
Getting There and Back Again     23
Accommodation     24
When to Go     27
Notes for Walkers     29
Equipment     29
Languages     30
Paths and Waymarks     31
Safety in the Mountains     32
Flora and Fauna     34
Recommended Maps     35
Using the Guide     37
Information at a Glance     39
The Route
Chamonix - Argentiere     40
Argentiere - Col de Balme - Trient     47
Argentiere - Col de Balme - Les Grands - Col de la Forclaz     57
Trient - Fenetre d'Arpette - Champex     61
Trient - Col de la Forclaz - Alp Bovine - Champex     70
Champex - Sembrancher - Le Chable     74
Le Chable - Clambin - Cabane du Mont Fort     81
Cabane du Mont Fort - Col Termin - Col de Louvie - Col de Prafleuri - Cabane de Prafleuri     90
Cabane du Mont Fort - Col de la Chaux - Col de Louvie - Col de Prafleuri - Cabane de Prafleuri     98
Cabane de Prafleuri - Col des Roux - Col de Riedmatten - Arolla     101
Cabane de Prafleuri -Col des Roux - Cabane des Dix - Arolla     113
Arolla - Lac Bleu - Les Hauderes - La Sage     119
La Sage - Col du Tsate - Cabane de Moiry     127
La Sage - Col de Torrent - Barrage de Moiry/Grimentz     135
Cabane de Moiry - Col de Sorebois - Zinal     141
Barrage de Moiry - Col de Sorebois - Zinal     147
Zinal - Forcletta - Gruben     149
Zinal - Hotel Weisshorn/Cabane Bella Tola     157
Hotel Weisshorn/Cabane Bella Tola - Meidpass - Gruben     165
Gruben - Augstbordpass - St Niklaus     172
St Niklaus - Gasenried     184
St Niklaus - Tasch - Zermatt     191
Gasenried - Europa Hut     201
Europa Hut - Taschalp - Zermatt     209
Appendices
Walks from Zermatt     218
Climbing from Zermatt     221
Useful Addresses     224
Bibliography     226
Glossary     229
Route Summary     232
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