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Cicerone Guides: The Tour of Mont Blanc: Complete Two-way Trekking Guide

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Cicerone Guides: The Tour of Mont Blanc

The essential guidebook to the 105-mile Tour of Mont Blanc trek in the...

NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Kev Reynolds

240 pages, colour photos, colour maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 2011 | Edition: 3 | #197547 | ISBN-13: 9781852846725
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About this book

The Tour of Mont Blanc has all the excitement of a high mountain trek, with few of the worries. Throughout its length the TMB provides beautiful views of the glorious snow, ice and rock peaks of the Mont Blanc range.

Ten passes, seven valley and three countries makes a crude summary of one of the worlds most famous mountain treks. The circuit around the Mt Blanc massif takes about 11 days to walk, so fits comfortably within a two-week holiday. This guidebook describes the traditional, classic anti-clockwise route from Les Houches and the clockwise route from Champex, as well as several variants to the established options.

Here is a guidebook that will beat the winter blues and have you planning that trip. The Tour of Mont Blanc ranks as one of the best walks in the world, and it's all summed up in this beautiful, neat Cicerone guidebook. This tour does what it says and circumnavigates Europe's highest mountain west of the Caucasus. The route is divided into 10-12 stages and officially starts in Les Houches in the Chamonix Valley. Cicerone and Kev Reynolds have produced another winner that sites well on the shelf and fits easily into the rucksack. The route is described both clockwise and anticlockwise and as usual all the information is clearly set out.
- Strider (LDWA), April 2012


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 - Fenetre d'Arpette - Col de la Forclaz - Stage 9 Col de la Forclaz - Col de Balme - Tre-le-Champ - Alt Stage 9 Col de la Forclaz - Refuge Les Grands - Tre-le-Champ - Stage 10 Tre-le-Champ - La Flegere - Stage 11 La Flegere - Le Brevent - 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 Brevent - La Flegere - Stage 9 La Flegere - Col de Balme - Trient - Stage 10 Trient - Alp Bovine - Champex - Alt Stage 10 Refuge Les Grands - Fenetre d'Arpette - Champex Appendix A Accommodation Appendix B Useful contacts Appendix C Further reading Appendix D French-English glossary

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

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