4,000m Peaks of the Alps Guidebook

by Mark on February 18, 2019

4,000m Peaks of the Alps Guidebook

4,000m Peaks of the Alps Guidebook

In the Western Alps, 4,000m represents a symbolic altitude with Gaston Rebuffat once commenting, “… at 4,000 metres the air has a unique flavour”.  These 4,000m peaks are the “roof” of the Alps and there are officially 82 peaks and mountains that are spread across France, Switzerland and Italy.

This revised 2nd edition of the 4,000m Peaks of the Alps Guidebook details the normal and classic routes on all 82 of the 4,000m peaks.  Included are the iconic peaks such as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Jungfrau, as well as classic traverses of great ridges such as the Aiguilles du Diable.

The information for each route has been completely updated and is spread across 3 to 4 pages.  It includes a general description, approach information, route description, descent information, what equipment is essential, favourable weather conditions, support bases such as huts or bivouacs, and a colour photo topo.

Published in January 2019 this revised 2nd edition of the guidebook is in English text throughout, and includes many stunning photographs.  It is aimed at the summer mountaineering season from end of May through to mid-September.

Buy this 4,000m Peaks of the Alps Guidebook for £32.95 plus P&P.

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