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Tour of the Jungfrau Region: A Two-week Trek in the Bernese Oberland

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

By: Kev Reynolds

128 pages, colour illustrations

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Apr 2006 | #175821 | ISBN: 1852844833
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Making a horsehoe loop among some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in all the Swiss Alps, the brand new "Tour of the Jungfrau Region" is destined to become one of the classic walks of Europe. In a journey of 9-10 days the walker visits pastures, ridges, summits and passes, skirts exquisite mountain lakes, and gazes on waterfalls, gorges and glaciers - all in the shadow of such iconic peaks as Wetterhorn, Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Accommodation is both plentiful and atmospheric, and the route has lots of bad-weather alternatives. Despite the nearby presence of popular resorts like Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen and Murren, "The Tour of the Jungfrau Region" explores some suprisingly remote landscapes, including part of a World Natural Heritage site.

'An interesting long circular walk for those who have done the Tour of Mont Blanc and want to find a route that is less crowded. There are bad-weather alternatives, and shortside walks. As always with Kev Reynolds, the introduction is comprehensive. This route (or part of it) could, I think, be used for an Alpine debut.' Irish Mountain Log Magazine, Summer 2006


Map Key Map: Tour of the Jungfrau Region Mountain Safety Map: The Jungfrau Region Introduction The Route Accommodation Suggested Itineraries How to Get There When to Go Language Spoken Notes for Walkers Equipment Recommended Maps Safety in the Mountains Wildlife and Alpine Flowers Using the Guide Information at a Glance Tour of the Jungfrau Region Part 1: Schynige Platte to Stechelberg Stage 1: Schynige Platte - Faulhorn - First Stage 2: First - Grosse Scheidegg - Hotel Wetterhorn Stage 3: Hotel Wetterhorn - Pfingstegg - Alpiglen Stage 4: Alpiglen - Eigergletscher - Kleine Scheidegg Stage 5: Kleine Scheidegg - Trummelbach Falls - Stechelberg Part 2: Stechelberg to Wilderswil Stage 6: Stechelberg - Trachsellauenen - Obersteinberg Stage 7: Obersteinberg - Busengrat - Sefinental - Rotstock Hut Stage 8: Rotstock Hut - Schilthorn - Blumental Stage 9: Blumental - Soustal - Suls-Lobhorn Hut Stage 10: Suls-Lobhorn Hut - Saxeten - Wilderswil Appendix A: Useful Addresses Appendix B: Accommodation Directory Appendix C: German-English Glossary Appendix D: Bibliography

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Kev Reynolds' passion for the countryside, and mountains in particular drives him to share his experiences as a writer, photographer, guide and lecturer. Kev has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing walking and trekking guides to the Pyrenees, Alps and Himalaya, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, he also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies.

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