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THE SWISS ALPS (CICERONE)

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The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe. This stunning guidebook describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland – the peaks, passes, valleys and bases – to help you identify the best destinations to plan your trip.

 

THE SWISS ALPS (CICERONE)
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The Swiss Alps are home to the highest and most spectacular mountains in Western Europe. This stunning guidebook describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland – the peaks, passes, valleys and bases – to help you identify the best destinations to plan your trip.

Questions such as ‘Where to walk, climb or ski?’, ‘What multi-day treks are available’ and ‘Where do they go?’, ‘Where are the mountain huts, what are their facilities, which peaks do they serve?’ And where are the most suitable valley bases?’ – all these and more are addressed in detail in this essential guidebook.

The Swiss Alps does not give detailed route directions but information is given about all the guides and maps available for every region.

The Swiss Alps by Kev Reynolds is the third book in Cicerone’s World Mountain Ranges series, which include The Pyrenees and Scotland.

  • descriptions of all the Swiss Alps, area-by-area from the Chablais Alps in the south west to the Silvretta in the north east
  • classic walks and climbs identified, alongside outlines of all the major hut-to-hut trekking routes
  • information on maps, guides and accommodation, pinpointing all the mountain huts in the area
  • Activities
  • walking
  • trekking
  • climbing
  • ski mountaineering
  • ski touring
  • Seasons
  • Information for the walker, trekker, climber and ski mountaineer to participate in their chosen activity in all seasons
  • Centres
  • Arolla, Engleberg, Grindelwald, Kandersteg, Klosters, Lauterbrunnen, Les Haudered, Leysin, Maggia, Meiringen, Mürren, Pontresina, Promontogno, Sass Fee, St Moritz, Sonogno, Vicosoprano, Wengen, Zermatt, Zernez
  • Difficulty
  • For outdoor enthusiasts of all standards. Climbing grades are quoted where applicable. Multi-day trekking routes are also outlined, suitable for the more experienced trekker
  • Must See
  • The Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Weisshorn, Dom, Finsteraarhorn, Schreckhorn and Westterhorn, Eiger, Mönch, Jungrau - all the major Swiss peaks, passes, valleys and centres.
  • Additional Information

    Brand CICERONE
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