The eight talented writers and photographers who have come together to produce this guide to Alpine trekking offer a wealth of comprehensive experience and thorough knowledge of the area. Between them they have explored every corner of Europe's celebrated mountain range, written dozens of guides to it and, in some cases, led trekking holidays in the Alps to share their passionate enthusiasm with other walkers.
With 20 treks described, including classics such as the Tour of Mont Blanc and the Tour of the Vanoise as well as new multi-day routes like the Traverse of the Slovenian Alps, this guide celebrates the rich scenic diversity for which the Alps are renowned. Covering a wide range of difficulty, the treks are intended for the summer months.
Trek 1 Grande Traversata delle Alpi: GTA - Gillian Price
Trek 2 Tour of the Queyras - Alan Castle
Trek 3 Tour of the Oisans - Kev Reynolds
Trek 4 Tour of the Vanoise - Kev Reynolds
Trek 5 Gran Paradiso Alta Via 2 - Gillian Price
Trek 6 Tour of Mont Blanc - Kev Reynolds
Trek 7 GR5: Through the French Alps - Paddy Dillon
Trek 8 Tour of Mont Ruan - Hilary Sharp
Trek 9 The Walker's Haute Route - Kev Reynolds
Trek 10 Alpine Pass Route - Kev Reynolds
Trek 11 Tour of the Jungfrau Region - Kev Reynolds
Trek 12 Tour of the Matterhorn - Hilary Sharp
Trek 13 Tour of Monte Rosa - Hilary Sharp
Trek 14 Tour of the R#tikon - Kev Reynolds
Trek 15 Across the Eastern Alps: E5 - Gillian Price
Trek 16 Stubai High-Level Route - Allan Hartley
Trek 17 Zillertal High-Level Route - Allan Hartley
Trek 18 Dolomites Alta Via 1 - Gillian Price
Trek 19 Dolomites Alta Via 2 - Gillian Price
Trek 20 Julian Alps Traverse - Roy Clark & Justi Carey
Kev Reynolds, this guide's contributing editor, first visited the Alps in the 1960s. He has returned there almost every year since, to walk, trek or climb. A true authority on all things Alpine, he has written over a dozen guides to the region. The contributors to this guide - Justi Carey, Alan Castle, Roy Clarke, Paddy Dillon, Allan Hartley, Gillian Price and Hilary Sharp - all share just as much enthusiasm for, and experience of, Europe's premier mountain range.