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The Mont Blanc Massif: The Hundred Finest Routes

Rebuffat, Gaston

Published by Baton Wicks Publications
ISBN 10: 1898573697 / ISBN 13: 9781898573692
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Title: The Mont Blanc Massif: The Hundred Finest ...

Publisher: Baton Wicks Publications

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2005. Revised. Hardcover. The Mont Blanc Massif is the classic selection of Alpine routes in the Mont Blanc range. Gaston Rebuffat, one of the leading Alpine climbers of the 1970s, presents his 100 finest routes in this superb coffee-table guidebook. Fantastic photography, clear diagrams and thoroughly inspiring writing make this a truly iconic title. Translator(s): Taylor, Jane; Taylor, Colin. Num Pages: 240 pages, 278 colour and black & white photographs plus 104 diagrams. BIC Classification: 1DFHA; WSZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 266 x 232 x 19. Weight in Grams: 1250. The Hundred Finest Routes. 240 pages, 278 colour and b&w photographs plus 104 diagrams. Includes descriptions of the 100 finest alpine climbs in the Mont Blanc Massif, the most important and demanding alpine training area in the world. This primer presents a range of possibilities from short, easy and scenic routes, classic climbs to the main summits, and a series of grandes courses. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DFHA; WSZG. Dimension: 266 x 232 x 19. Weight: 1250. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781898573692

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Synopsis: This book includes descriptions of the 100 finest alpine climbs in the Mont Blanc Massif, the most important and demanding alpine training area in the world. This is a new, revised edition of the 2002 reprint (1898573034). The Mont Blanc Massif is famed as the world's finest and most accessible alpine climbing area. Rebuffat's presentation of its hundred finest climbs, and his shrewd yet inspiring commentary makes this book the ideal alpine primer. It presents a full range of possibilities from short, easy and scenic routes, classic climbs to all the main summits, and a series of grandes courses (the most testing and committing routes) that call for the highest levels of skill and judgement. This is the place where ambitious alpinists perfect their skills before tackling the greater ranges and the world's highest peaks, and where modest alpinists finally get to tackle the highest massif in Western Europe. This new edition reflects modern equipment developments and grading, and the new problems created by glacial retreat (hastened by global warming). An alternative route is added to replace the celebrated Bonatti Pillar of the Dru that collapsed in June 2005 - also, probably, an event brought on by climate change. The book remains as popular as ever, 20 years after the author's death - clear proof of its enduring relevance.

Product Description: The Mont Blanc Massif is a true classic, an iconic mountaineering work of art. In it, Gaston Rebuffat - one of the finest mountaineers of his generation - presents his 100 greatest climbs in the Mont Blanc range, the finest and most accessible alpine climbing area in the world. This celebrated large-format guidebook remains the classic coffee-table guide to the greatest range in the Alps. As inspirational as it is informative, this book contains both beautiful photos and clear topos, thoroughly exciting writing and concise route directions. Its inspiring commentary has encouraged countless novice mountaineers and its wide spread of routes has sent numerous experienced alpinists out on new climbs. This latest edition contains many additional historical notes and photos and also advice on previous training areas that are no longer useful as a result of climate change. An alternative route is added to replace the celebrated Bonatti Pillar of the Dru that collapsed in June 2005. That the book remains as popular as ever, 20 years after the author's death, is a testament to Rebuffat and clear proof of the book's enduring relevance.

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