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Cicerone Guides: Walking in Italy's Gran Paradiso

Walking / Outdoor GuideOut of Print

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Gillian Price

192 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, figs, maps

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #75429 | ISBN: 1852842318
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A wonderful area of rugged mountains and desolate valleys with a huge variety of wildlife. Walks from short strolls to full-scale traverses.


INTRODUCTION The Gran Paradiso National Park Access & Transport When to go Local traditions Walks and walking Maps Accommodation Equipment Fauna Flora WALKS: 1. Val di Forzo- Frescoes and Fridges 2. Valle di Campiglia- The San Besso Cult 3. Valle Soana/ Valle di Champorcher- Spirits en route to Col Larissa 4. Valle di Champorcher/ Vallon di Cogne- Our Lady of the Snows and Power Lines 5. Vallon di Cogne- The Lillaz Waterfalls 6. Vallon di Cogne- Lago di Loie 7. Vallon di Valeille- Capanna Arolla 8. Vallon de Grauson- Lakes, Eidelweiss and the Old Mines 9. Vallon di Cogne- Punta Fenilia 10. Valnontey- The Glacier Terrace 11. Valnontey- A Spectacular Traverse 12. Valnontey/ Valsavarenche- Col Lauson Crossing 13. Vallon di Cogne- The Local "Gornergrat" 14. Vallon di Cogne- The Eagle, the Ibex and the Maiden 15. Vallon di Cogne- Pondel's Roman Bridge 16. Val di Rhemes- 2205m Mont Blanc 17. Valsavarenche- Below the Gran Paradiso 18. Valsavarenche- The King's Path in Valle delle Meyes 19. Valsavarenche/ Piano del Nivolet- A Sea of White Ranunculus 20. Valle dell'Orco- The Royal Game Track Traverse 21.Valle dell'Orco- Beneath the Tre Levanne 22. Valle dell'Orco- Old Frescoed Villages 23. Vallone di Piantonetto- Beyond the Dam 24. Col del Nivolet/ Val di Rhemes- Col Rosset 25. Val di Rhemes. Piano del Nivolet- Punta Basei 26. Valsavarenche/ Val di Rhemes- Col di Entrelor 27. Val di Rhemes- Vallone di Sort 28. Val di Rhemes/ Valgrisenche- Becca della Traversiere 29. Valgrisenche/ Val de Rhemes- The Chalet of Stones 30. Valgrisenche- Becca dei Quattro Denti 31. Valgrisenche- Legendary San Grato 32. Valle de La Thuile- The Old Man and the Glacier Appendices Alta Via 2 Glossary References

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Gillian Price has trekked throughout Asia and the Himalayas, but now lives in Venice and is exploring the mountain ranges of Italy to write a series of outstanding Cicerone guides. Starting in the Italian Dolomites, Gillian has written guides to walking all over Italy as well as Corsica, and is an active member of the Italian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers' Guild. She also enjoys leading walking tours.

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