Tour of the Matterhorn: A trekking guide

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Cicerone Press Limited, 19.03.2012 - 176 Seiten
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A guide to the superb 145km trek around the Matterhorn, walking anti-clockwise from Zermatt, with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss / Italian frontier, the trek visits both Switzerland and Italy, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery. The Tour goes over high passes via Zinal, Arolla and Breuil, visiting charming alpine villages where life has hardly changed for centuries, providing a precious insight into local life. Not only is the Matterhorn seen from all sides, but there are also superb vantage points for views of many of the other high summits of the region. The Tour of the Matterhorn has been documented only in the last few years but the paths it uses are often ancient ways over passes leading from one valley to another. The tour includes two glacier crossings and usually takes about eight to ten days to complete. This guide includes suggestions for shorter variants as well as information for the ascent of peaks along the way.
 

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Inhalt

Introduction
11
Practicalities
23
Safety
34
Information
46
The Trek
75
Further Reading
159
Accommodation
160
Useful Contacts
161
Useful Terms and Glossary
163
Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue Techniques
165
Back Cover
177
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Hilary Sharp is British, and a qualified Accompagnateur en Montagne. She is author of 'Snowshoeing in the Western Alps' and 'Mont Blanc Walks' published by Cicerone, is a regular magazine contributor and the author of 'Trekking and Climbing in the Western Alps' published by New Holland in 2002.

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