THE PYRENEES - REYNOLDS (CICERONE)

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Quick Overview

The guide describes the High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun in the west to the Carlit massif and Cerdagne east of Andorra, in five regional chapters.

Between the Atlantic shores of the Côte Basque and the Mediterranean at Cape Cerbère, the Pyrenees form a natural frontier between France and Spain, throughout which walkers, trekkers and climbers have almost unlimited opportunities to exercise their sport among landscapes as diverse and appealing as any to be found in Europe.

The guide describes the High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun in the west to the Carlit massif and Cerdagne east of Andorra, in five regional chapters.

Features
  • Valley-by-valley descriptions of range, its facilities and infrastructure
  • Information on the best mountaineering, walking and climbing opportunities in the area
  • Summaries of long-distance through-routes and treks
  • Accommodation, camping, refuges and travel details
  • Extensive introductory materials on the region, climate, geology, structure, towns, villages, access, best regions
  • History and background of the great explorations, with profiles of the pioneers and personalities of each range
  • A full listing of all the Pyrenean 3000m summits and their location
  • Detailed sketch maps and excellent colour photographs.
  • Seasons
  • Describes year-round activities - walking, trekking, climbing plus winter climbs, ski tours.
  • Centres
  • Outlines all the valleys and possible centres for exploring the High Pyrennes.
  • Difficulty
  • Not a pure routes book, this Mountain Range Guide includes every mountain activity at every possible level. Something for everyone - a true compendium.
  • Must See
  • Cirque de Lescun, Cirque de Gavarnie, Ordesa Canyon, Pineta Canyon... and these only scratch the surface of the opportunities in the Pyrenees
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