Chamonix Mountain Adventures

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Cicerone Press Limited, Dec 20, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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This guidebook shows the vast range of activities available in the mountains surrounding Chamonix. With routes for several different pursuits including walking, trail running, mountain biking, road cycling, via ferratas, rock climbing, mountaineering and bouldering, it is a comprehensive collection of everything this popular region has to offer. All the routes and activities range in difficulty, from easy strolls for all abilities to moderate rock climbs and glacier hikes, which require either technical skills or a professional guide. Families, groups of friends and mountaineers looking for a 'rest day' or a change to what they're used to will all find something to whet their appetites here. Chamonix has long been a dream destination for mountain adventures and its environment is ideal for such a varied list of activities. This guide allows you to enjoy its spectacular views and renowned summits in many different ways or by mixing and matching your favourites.
 

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Contents

Rock Climbing and Bouldering
233
Via Ferratas
261
Useful Contacts
271
Useful French words and phrases
274
Further reading
275
Glacier travel and rescue techniques
276
Notes
282
Listing of Cicerone Guides
285

Mountain Biking
189
Road Biking
225

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About the author (2012)

Hilary Sharp is a qualified Accompagnatrice en Montagne (International Mountain Leader) based permanently in the village of Vallorcine, near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in the French Alps. A native Brit, she runs her own trekking business, leading guided walks and treks. Hilary has contributed to several British walking magazines and hiking guides. This is her fifth guidebook for Cicerone.

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