This guidebook describes all 82 of the official 4,000m peaks and mountains in the Alps, via their normal and classic routes. These 4,000m Peaks, sometimes described as the roof of the Alps, are spread across 9 regions in France, Switzerland and Italy. The routes described include classic peaks such as the Mont Blanc, Matterhorn and the Jungfrau, to classic traverses of great ridges such as the Aiguilles du Diable. All of these 4,000m peaks were first climbed during the Golden Age of alpine pioneering of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The guidebook details routes on all 82 of the 4,000m peaks, with each route described across 3 to 4 pages. This means there is a great deal of information for each route that 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. The guidebook is aimed at the summer mountaineering season from end of May through to mid-September.
The 4,000m mountains are grouped by 9 regions which are, Ecrins, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Grand Combin, Weisshorn and Matterhorn, Monte Rosa Group, Mischabel and Weissmies Groups, Bernese Alps, and Bernina Range. A general overview of each region is described including a summary of the valley bases, details of all the huts and hut approaches. For the huts contact information is provided including websites and email addresses.
Printed in June 2015 this guidebook is in English text throughout.
Number of pages is 416.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5).