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Tour of Mont Blanc: Complete two-way trekking guide [NOOK Book]

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The third edition of this popular guidebook to the 105-mile Tour of Mont Blanc. One of the best of the world's classic walks, which circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days. The walk has all the excitement of the high mountains yet none of the worry of altitude sickness. It crosses numerous cols with stunning views of spectacular snow and rock peaks and accommodation along the route is plentiful. The 'official' Tour du Mont Blanc follows an established route around the main block of mountains ...
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Tour of Mont Blanc: Complete two-way trekking guide

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Overview

The third edition of this popular guidebook to the 105-mile Tour of Mont Blanc. One of the best of the world's classic walks, which circumnavigates the Mont Blanc massif in about eleven days. The walk has all the excitement of the high mountains yet none of the worry of altitude sickness. It crosses numerous cols with stunning views of spectacular snow and rock peaks and accommodation along the route is plentiful. The 'official' Tour du Mont Blanc follows an established route around the main block of mountains containing not only Mont Blanc but its principal allied summits such as Verte, Chardonnet, Gouter, Géant, Jorasses, d'Argentière, Dolent and numerous others. The author describes the tour both in the traditional 'anti-clockwise' direction and the 'clockwise' direction. There are several alternative routes that subsequently link, and these are also described. The routes have been created to give the very best perspective and appreciation of the whole region. At every opportunity recommendations are made that will bring the walker into closer contact with the area. This guide is in full colour, with points of interest, accommodation details and natural history of the region covered. This edition includes new routes around Courmayeur and Arnuva and to Lac Blanc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849654821
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 630,750
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone appeared in 1978 and he has since produced over 30 others. Kev's passion for mountains and countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime of activity.
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

Introduction

The Tour of Mont Blanc
The Route
Clockwise or Anti-Clockwise?
Suggested Itineraries
How to Get There
When to Go
Accommodation
Languages
Maps and Waymarks
Notes for Walkers
Safety in the Mountains
Using the Guide
Information at a Glance

The Tour of Mont Blanc - Anti-Clockwise

Stage 1 Les Houches - Bionnassay - Les Contamines
Alt Stage 1 Les Houches - Refuge de Miage - Les Contamines
Stage 2 Les Contamines - Croix du Bonhomme - Les Chapieux
Stage 3 Les Chapieux - Col de la Seigne - Rifugio Elisabetta
Stage 4 Rifugio Elisabetta - Courmayeur
Stage 5 Courmayeur - Rifugio Bonatti
Stage 6 Rifugio Bonatti - Grand Col Ferret - La Fouly
Stage 7 La Fouly - Champex
Stage 8 Champex - Alp Bovine - Col de la Forclaz
Alt Stage 8 Champex - Fenêtre d'Arpette - Col de la Forclaz
Stage 9 Col de la Forclaz - Col de Balme - Tré-le-Champ
Alt Stage 9 Col de la Forclaz - Refuge Les Grands - Tré-le-Champ
Stage 10 Tré-le-Champ - La Flégère
Stage 11 La Flégère - Le Brévent - Les Houches

Places and Items of Interest on the TMB
The Story of Mont Blanc

The Tour of Mont Blanc - Clockwise

Stage 1 Champex - Ferret
Stage 2 Ferret - Grand Col Ferret - Rifugio Bonatti
Stage 3 Rifugio Bonatti - Courmayeur
Stage 4 Courmayeur - Rifugio Elisabetta
Stage 5 Rifugio Elisabetta - Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme
Stage 6 Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme - Les Contamines
Stage 7 Les Contamines - Bionnassay - Les Houches
Alt Stage 7 Les Contamines - Refuge de Miage - Les Houches
Stage 8 Les Houches - Le Brévent - La Flégère
Stage 9 La Flégère - Col de Balme - Trient
Stage 10 Trient - Alp Bovine - Champex
Alt Stage 10 Refuge Les Grands - Fenêtre d'Arpette - Champex

Appendix A Accommodation
Appendix B Useful contacts
Appendix C Further reading
Appendix D French-English glossary
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