This is a selective guidebook describing 80 classic routes on Mont Blanc Massif and in the Chamonix Valley featuring 11 different areas. There is a good combination of pure rock, ice and mixed routes in the easy to mid grades (up to F6a).
Each of the 11 different areas has great information regarding the approach and over-view maps, plus information about the huts available and general information about the area.
Each of the 80 routes is then described in great detail. There is a brief summary detailing route length, height gained, the grade of the route, the type of protection required and whether the stances are equipped. Then spread over an average of 4 pages is the following information; the approach; a description of the route; descent information; colour photo topo; and a hand drawn line topo.
Published in July 2015, this 2nd edition has been fully revised and includes an extra 17 routes from the 1st Edition. The guidebook is in English text, throughout, including many stunning photographs of the routes featured.
Number of pages is 416.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format).