A Long Walk in the Alps: From the Eiger to the Matterhorn

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Easy Way Up, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 119 pages
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There can be no more enduring symbols of the Alps than the Eiger and the Matterhorn. These two great mountains have inspired climbers throughout Europe while the towns at their feet, Grindelwald and Zermatt, have become World famous resorts. A Long Walk in the Alps describes a journey beginning under the shadow of the Eiger's infamous north wall and finishing in the high meadows beneath the soaring ridges of the Matterhorn. The trail from Grindelwald leads first through the idyllic Jungfrau Region before heading off to high passes, forgotten valleys and sleepy alpine villages on the way to its destination in Zermatt. If you are after a book that gives an insight into the experience of travelling in Switzerland rather than just directions, then A Long Walk in the Alps is for you.

 

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Contents

Introduction
10
1 A New Route in the Alps
12
2 From Blackburn to the Bernese Oberland
18
3 Friday 13th on the Eiger
31
4 Smoked Salmon for Breakfast
42
5 Into the Wilds
48
6 A Lone Red Kite
58
7 Walking Off the Map
67
8 A Chill in the Morning Air
78
9 In the Valley of the Matterhorn 10 The Europaweg
87
11 The Long Walk Home
107
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