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.
Author: Stephane Maire
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
This title 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 30 climbs ranging from the 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 beauty of the surroundings and the quality of climbing. Some are on the world famous peaks that every mountaineer aspires to climb, such as Matterhorn, the Breithorn and the Mönch; others are on lesser-known summits and will delight those who like getting away from the beaten track.
Comprehensive new guide by alpine expert Kev Reynolds to every mountain area in the Swiss Alps, Europe, includes information for walking, trekking, climbing, ski mountaineering and all mountain activities.
Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone PressLtd
Category: Sports & Recreation
This, the latest volume in Cicerone's World Mountain Ranges series, is a unique planning resource for anyone preparing to explore the mountains of the Swiss Alps, providing all the information needed for a variety of mountainous pursuits - walking, hiking, climbing or ski mountaineering. Covering each mountain area in Switzerland, the guide describes all the country's major peaks, passes and valleys to help readers choose the best locations to indulge their love of the outdoors. There is comprehensive information on all the key centres: Grindelwald, St Moritz, Zermatt and many, many more. Detailing access, accommodation and facilities in valley bases as well as pinpointing mountain huts, all the necessary information on where to stay is included. Classic walks and climbs in all areas are identified and major hut-to-hut trekking routes are outlined. Although aimed at outdoor enthusiasts of all standards, the guide gives climbing grades where appropriate and multi-day hiking routes are also outlined for the more experienced. A well-illustrated guide with scores of expertly-drawn maps, this is the essential guide for active visitors to one of Europe's most mountainous countries.
In 2015, Lucy Fuggle chose to leave behind her life in the UK, as well as lifelong shyness and the predictable career that was expected of her, to live the adventurous life she really wanted alone in the Swiss Alps. For three years, she enjoyed the company of the mountains, trees, and soaring eagles of the Berner Oberland. In summer, she found physical and mental strength hiking every trail around her house, including the Via Alpina trail 400 km across Switzerland. The coldest time of the year saw her switch hiking for freezing lake swims, snowshoe hikes, and glacier treks. This is her quietly inspiring and soothing story of the ups and downs of living in tune with nature and the transformation it can bring. Surrounded by some of the most striking scenery in Europe, Lucy shares her journey of finding a slower pace of living and exchanging insecurity for courage.
In the middle of the main square of Chamonix stands the memorial erected to the Geneva naturalist Horace-Benedict de Saussure and to his guide.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
In the middle of the main square of Chamonix stands the memorial erected to the Geneva naturalist Horace-Benedict de Saussure and to his guide. Although de Saussure was not actually the first person to reach the top of Mont Blanc, he and Balmat together gave the initial impetus to mountaineering and awoke a new passion in mankind. The Swiss have made a substantial contribution to the conquest of the Alps. In addition to those of de Saussure, many other valuable explorations have been undertaken. During the classic period of alpine mountaineering, the XIXth century, one peak after another in the cantons of Valais and Berne was scaled with the help of Swiss mountain guides who, again and again, earned hearty praise from the explorers by whom they had been engaged.
Become an Easy Walker and enjoy the wonderful walking trails found in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Using this guide and its maps, you can explore beautiful footpaths through mountain meadows and hamlets.
Author: Chet Lipton
Stretch your legs and your sense of adventure! Become an Easy Walker and enjoy the wonderful walking trails found in the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Using this guide and its maps, you can explore beautiful footpaths through mountain meadows and hamlets. Choose routes starting from one of the nineteen base villages selected by the author for their magnificent mountain locales, charm, availability of public transportation, and accommodations. Rated at one of three levels of ease ("gentle", "comfortable", and "more challenging"), each walk takes from two to six hours, excluding "take in the view" breaks or picnics along the way. Whether you want to know the rules of the trail, which local hiking maps to purchase, what clothing to wear, or how to get discounts on travel to Europe, this book helps you get the most out of your alpine walking experience. Visit: Lenk, Kandersteg, Gstaad, Saas-Fee, Zermatt, Verbier, Arosa, Samedan/St. Moritz, and Engelberg in Switzerland; Alpach, Kitzbuehel, Neustift, Seefeld, Zell am Ziller, Mieming, Badgastein, and Kaprun/Zell am See in Austria; and the cities of Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna.
Author: Katharina AfflerbachPublish On: 2019-12-19
This only as a small selection. Such an important occupation needs many names! Bäärg - Mountain Bäärgggaffi - mountain coffee. The Swiss drinks in the mountains and has coffee with schnapps in it. Each Alp has its own recipe with, ...
Author: Katharina Afflerbach
Publisher: Eden Books - ein Verlag der Edel Verlagsgruppe
A young, successful woman wants out - out of her hectic city life and into the quiet life on an alp in the Swiss mountains. Over three summers, Katharina Afflerbach learns what it means to lead a life determined by animals, physical labor and wind and weather: milking goats at half past five in the morning, bringing cattle to pasture, making cheese, mowing hay and felling trees. From sunrise to sunset there is work to do, everyone must be able to rely on each other, and work and life go hand in hand. While the pull of the mountains has Katharina firmly under control, she loses her little brother in a tragic accident three weeks before her third summer in the Alps. Between mountain and valley she seeks and finds comfort in nature, with the animals and the close, cordial alpine community. She comes back strengthened, with a new view of her life and her future. This is a book that encourages you to break new ground and discover exciting sides to yourself.
Trekking in the Stubai Alps Trekking in the Zillertal Alps Walking in Austria Switzerland Cycle Touring in Switzerland The Swiss Alpine Pass Route - Via Alpina Route 1 The Swiss Alps Tour of the Jungfrau Region Walking in the Bernese ...
Author: Bill O'Connor
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Ski mountaineering guidebook to the Western Alps including the classic Haute Route, Chamonix to Zermatt, tours in the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. Volume 2 of this Alpine Ski Mountaineering series covers the Central and Eastern Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetime's ski mountaineering for the average skier, with rewards and challenges for all levels of ability.
Evolution of a high - mountain thermokarst lake in the Swiss Alps . Arctic , Antarctic , and Alpine Research , 33 ( 4 ) : 385-390 . Kaab , A. and Vollmer , M. ( 2000 ) . Surface geometry , thickness changes and flow fields on creeping ...
Author: Michael Bishop
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
From the reviews: "Bishop and Schroder (both, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha) have brought together an impressive group of practitioners in the relatively new application of geographic information science to mountain geomorphology. In doing so, they have produced valuable, first, overall coverage of a high-tech approach to mountain, three-dimensional research. More than 40 contributing authors discuss a wide range of related aspects.... The book is well bound and well produced; each chapter provides an extensive source of references. The numerous line drawings are clearly reproduced, although the mediocre quality of photographic reproduction limits the value of air photographs and satellite images. As is characteristic of many edited collections, there is some variation in chapter quality. Some of the writing is so dense that it requires minute concentration--one chapter, for instance, has 14 pages of references from a total of 43 pages. Nevertheless, this is a vital compendium for a rapidly expanding field of research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, March 2005)
Author: Royal Geographical SocietyPublish On: 2011-10-03
Such was the quality of his work that a special edition, Travels in the Alpine regions of Switzerland, was produced by the ... prodigious output soon built up into an important body of work on the nature of the mountain environment.
Author: Royal Geographical Society
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled, from Hannibal to Hillary. Share in their triumphs and tragedies from the comfort of your living room as journal extracts and never-before-seen photographs and maps from the unpublished archives of the RGS and The Alpine Club help recreate history's greatest ascents. Mountaineers introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. Along the way you'll also find out about the important scientific discoveries that have shaped the course of human history and enjoy accounts of great bravery, fellowship and good humour in the face of adversity, all making Mountaineers a fascinating read for anyone with a spirit of adventure.
These are just a few of the Swiss gems explored in this guide, equivalent to 160 print pages and loaded with detail on all the restaurants, hotels, shops and activities you''ll want to know about. Plus, there are maps and photos throughout.
Author: Kimberly Rinker
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
The Valais region encompasses Switzerland''s most rugged terrain. Our coverage extends from the gateway city of Geneva to the upper reaches of the Walliser Alps along the Italian frontier. Visitors are apt to enter the region in Geneva, a small, cosmopolitan city between the border of France and the western end of Lake Geneva, known in French as Lac Leman. The city bustles with the business of international organizations, plays along a garden-lined lakefront, and harbors a pleasant pedestrian old town. The city of Lausanne lies across the lake, drawing visitors for its own pleasant lakefront and the Olympic Games History Museum. Beyond, in the Valais region, protrudes the magnificent Matterhorn Peak, with famed Zermatt at its foot and secluded Saas-Fee just over the hill. In southeastern Switzerland next to the border of Italy, Zermatt reclines amid a cluster of 38 4,000-m peaks. Above the town towers the distinctive hook of the Matterhorn crest. For most visitors, Zermatt isn''t a place to relax; it''s a place to play, and play hard. About 400 km of hiking paths wind through the mountains above Zermatt, most areas well-served by cableway or mountain train. The most spectacular of the trails run through the Sunnegga and Rothorn areas, winding around lakes, skirting glaciers, and all within view of the Matterhorn across the valley. One of these, the Marmot Trail, leads from mid-mountain Rothorn at Blauherd down to Sunnegga via a path lined with several marmot family groups. Walkers wanting a closer look at the majestic mountain should try the new Matterhorn Trail. It drops from the lift station at Schwarzsee, along the foot of the Matterhorn to Stafel, to the lake at Zmutt, and then down to the lift station at Furi OCo passing several inviting mountain huts along the way. Saas-Fee lies to the east of Zermatt, on the opposite side of the towering Dom. Like Zermatt, the resort is reached via a climb up the forked valley south of Visp OCo to reach Saas-Fee, drivers at Stalden take the lft fork toward Saastal instead of the right fork toward Tnsch. (Although only a few km apart as-the-crow-flies, the drive between Saas-Fee and Zermatt takes around an hour.) Also like Zermatt, the village of Saas-Fee is technically car-free, served only by a swarm of electric taxi carts. The swarm here, however, is considerably smaller and less menacing. Drivers park in the nine-story cliff-side garage on the village edge and, from the garage loading bays, telephone hotels for pickup. (Visitors arriving by train must bus in from Brig or Visp.) Guests here split into two distinct camps OCo those who''ve come for the small-resort exclusivity, and those who''ve come for the big-mountain recreation. Both camps enjoy the views from the Allalin, where the world''s highest revolving restaurant, the Drehrestaurant Metro-Alpin, does a full rotation each hour. Steps away, adventurers stroll through the largest ice pavilion in the world (the Mittelallin Eispavillon), a cave carved out of the glacier and embellished with sculptures and a chapel. At the heart of the Alps lies Switzerland; at the heart of Switzerland lies the Jungfrau region; and at the heart of the Jungfrau lies Interlaken. Tucked away in what is arguably the most spectacular Alpine scenery in the world, Interlaken enjoys renown for its diversity of outdoor adventures and its role as the Jungfrau region''s mountain transportation hub. It''s an inviting town OCo a busy, bustling place with back alleys few tourists take time to explore. These are just a few of the Swiss gems explored in this guide, equivalent to 160 print pages and loaded with detail on all the restaurants, hotels, shops and activities you''ll want to know about. Plus, there are maps and photos throughout. This is an excerpt from the much larger Adventure Guide to the Alps, which runs 500 pages in print, and covers the German, French, Austrian and Italian Alps as well."
This essential guide to the playground of Europe offers unrivalled coverage of 22 summer and glacier treks in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, ranging from exhilarating one-day outings to sensational two-week routes, plus selected snow ...
Author: Hilary Sharp
Category: Alps, Western
This essential guide to the playground of Europe offers unrivalled coverage of 22 summer and glacier treks in the French, Italian and Swiss Alps, ranging from exhilarating one-day outings to sensational two-week routes, plus selected snow-shoe walks and climbs.
A group of independent, less formal hostels has spread across Switzerland under the heading of Swiss Backpackers (www.swissbackpackers.ch). A number of these are located in cities and large towns, but as many exist in mountain resorts.
Author: Kev Reynolds
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
This comprehensive book is an excellent planning resource for those who wish to venture into the Swiss Alps. Whether you are planning a walk, scramble, climb or ski tour this larger format guide describes each mountain area throughout Switzerland - the peaks, passes, valleys and bases - to help readers identify the best destinations for their chosen mountain activity. Dozens of individual valleys are described, together with the mountains that wall them, with recommendations given for their finest walks, treks and climbs. Working eastwards across the country, this guide is divided into seven chapters: Chablais Alps, Pennine Alp, Lepontine and Adula Alps, Bernina, Bregaglia and Albula Alps, Bernese Alps, Central Swiss Alps and the Silvretta and Ratikon Alps, each devoted to a specific range or group of connecting ranges. However, this is not a route guide and detailed descriptions are not provided. The aim of the book is to inspire as well as inform; to show first-time visitors just what the Swiss Alps have to offer and provide a new perspective for those who have been before.