Alpine Ice Volume 1 - Western Alps

Detailed topo guide to icefalls in the alpine areas of France, Switzerland and western Italy, well illustrated with photos, photodiagrams and maps. As a book of ideas of where to go and day dream about it is without competition.

Detailed phototopo guide to icefalls in the alpine areas of France, Switzerland and Italy, volume 1 of a two volume set. It is well illustrated with photos, photodiagrams and maps and almost double the amount of routes have been described compared to the old guide book, which was itself already extremely substantial. 

Approximately 700 routes are described in this first volume and photos of each icefall have been included, as well as the geographical coordinates of the car parks and of almost all the routes, thanks to a simple QR code. For reading in the cafe, there are also a few tales of early ascents and other historical information. 
France: Les Orres, Ceillac, Freissinières, Vallon du Fournel, La Grave, Haute Maurienne, Les Contamines Val Montjoie, Vallon de Sales, Cirque des Fonts, Fer-à-Cheval, Montriond, Argentière, Gavarnie.
Switzerland: Mauvoisin, Val d'Herens, Valle d'Anniviers, Mattertal, Saas Tal, Gondo, Col du Pillon, Kandersteg, Adelboden, Kiental, Brunitaal, Davos Area, Val Ferrera/Avers, Albigna, Engadina, Val Poschiavo.
Italy (West): Val Varaiata, Val Pellice, Val Troncea, Val di Susa, Val Argentera, Val di Viù, Val d'Ala, Val Grande, Valle dell'Orco, Champorcher Valley, Aosta - Centre Valley, Cogne, Valsavarenche, Val di Rhêmes, Valdigne, Valpelline, Valtourenche, Val d'Ayas, Gressoney Valley, Macugnaga, Valle Antrona, Val Formazza.
By Mario Sertori, who was born in the Valtellina mountains, in the centre of the Alps, and has been a Mountain Guide and ice climber for many years. 
In English throughout (it is published simultaneously in German, Italian and French editions).
Card cover, 21cm x 15cm, 512 pages.
Published 2018.
ISBN: 978-88-85475-28-1.

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