Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps

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A beautiful if slim volume, Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps presents a selection of classic routes in the main Swiss climbing areas that have forged Switzerland’s reputation as a mountaineering paradise.

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Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps

Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps
£14.95
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A beautiful if slim volume, Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps presents a selection of classic routes in the main Swiss climbing areas that have forged Switzerland’s reputation as a mountaineering paradise.

Featured are over thirty climbs, ranging from relatively easy normal routes to more challenging itineraries. All are within the capabilities of most mountaineers and provide an excellent introduction to the wide variety of climbing that Switzerland has to offer.

Every route, whether it is a pure rock climb, a mixed ridge, a big north face or a long traverse, was chosen for the beauty of the surroundings and the quality of the climbing. Some are on world famous peaks that every mountaineer aspires to climb, such as the Matterhorn (Mont Cervin), the Breithorn and the Mönch; others are on lesser-known summits and will delight those who like getting away from the beaten track. Each route features technical notes, a route description and topo, and photos illustrating the climb’s unique character.

Written by Stéphane Maire who has written several other books on alpine climbing.

Routes Described:
1 . Grand Muveran: Saille Ridge
2 . Gastlosen: South-West–North-East Traverse of the Marchzähne
3 . Petit Combin: North Face
4 . Aiguilles Rouges d’Arolla: North–South Traverse
5 . Matterhorn: Lion Ridge and Hörnli Ridge
6 . Besso & Blanc de Moming: South-West Ridge and Traverse
7 . Ober Gabelhorn: North Face
8 . Zinalrothorn: Rothorngrat and North Ridge
9 . Breithorn: East–West Traverse
10 . Liskamm: West–East Traverse
11 . Lenzspitze & Nadelhorn: North-East Face and Traverse
12 . Jegigrat: South-East Spur of the Grand Gendarme and North-East–South-West Traverse
13 . Weissmies: North Ridge
14 . Blüemlisalphorn & Morgenhorn: North Face and Traverse of the Ridge
15 . Bietschhorn: East Spur
16 . Stockhorn: South Ridge
17 . Mönch: Nollen 
18 . Schreckhorn: South Pillar
19 . Klein & Gross Simelistock: North–South Traverse
20 . Gross Diamantstock: East Ridge
21 . Gross Bielenhorn: South-East Ridge
22 . Schijenstock: South Ridge
23 . Salbitschijen: South Ridge
24 . Poncione di Cassina Baggio: South Ridge
25 . Pizzo del Prévat: North-East Ridge and North-East Pillar
26 . Piz Cavardiras: South Ridge
27 . Piz Balzet: South Ridge
28 . Punta da l’Albigna: Meuli Route
29 . Piz Kesch: North-East Ridge of the Keschnadel and Keschgrat
30 . Piz Bernina: Biancograt

Card cover, 22.5cm x 14cm, 96 pages.

Published 2015.

ISBN: 978-1-910240-55-7.

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