The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe, beloved not only of mountaineers, from the earliest days of alpinism to the present day, but also those content simply to gaze and wonder. This unique resource for the climber, walker, trekker and ski mountaineer, the latest volume in Cicerone's World Mountain Ranges series, describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland--the peaks, passes, valleys and bases--to help readers identify the best destinations for their chosen mountain activity. Lavishly illustrated throughout, and with scores of expertly drawn maps, this is the essential guide for all active visitors to one of Europe's most mountainous, and beautiful, countries. Includes#descriptions of all the Swiss Alps, area-by-area from the Chablais Alps in the south west to the Silvretta in the north east, with classic walks and climbs identified, alongside outlines of all the major hut-to-hut trekking routes. Full information on maps, guides and accommodation is provided, pinpointing all the mountain huts in the area.
Chapter 1: Chablais Alps
Chapter 2: Pennine Alps
Chapter 3: Lepontine and Adula Alps
Chapter 4: Bernina, Bregaglia and Albula Alps
Chapter 5: Bernese Alps
Chapter 6: Central Swiss Alps
Chapter 7: Silvretta and R#tikon Alps
Access, Bases, Maps and Guides
Appendix A Glossary of Alpine Terms
Appendix B Selective Bibliography
Appendix C Index of Maps
Appendix D The Swiss 4000 m Peaks
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Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone appeared in 1978; he has since produced 27 other Cicerone titles, with more being researched. A member of the Outdoor Writers Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished.