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The Alpine 4000m Peaks

 
The Alpine 4000m Peaks

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: The Alpine 4000m Peaks

Manufacturer: Richard Goedeke

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Page By: Kaallin Krimp

Created/Edited: Sep 19, 2007 / Sep 19, 2007

Object ID: 3972

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Product Description

(From the back cover)

The European Alps provide the ideal arena for mountaineers of all abilities. Impressive snow-covered peaks, heavy glaciation, constantly changing weather, superb huts in fabulous locations, evocative approach valleys and ease of accessibility (by road, rail, air, cableway and mountain railway) give all the ingredients to encourage regular climbing. By targeting the peaks above 4000 metres an inspiring challenge has been created that gives years of enjoyment. It will take mountaineers to all the great ranges with climbs from short easy snow routes to long and serious expeditions. Most of the ascents involve an overnight stop in a hut, with pre-dawn start and a summit gained early in the day when the majesty of the view is usually at its best.

This is not an extreme activity - many of these ascents can be undertaken by any fit person (with suitable guidance) regardless of age. Those that accumulate experience, stamina and ability can work up to the bigger climbs. Yet virtually all alpine climbs are intrinsically adventurous and awesome with real dangers that are only overcome by guile and ability. An eventful ascent will reward with satisfactions and memories that will last a lifetime.

The Alpine 4000m Peaks outlines the strategies and skills required, providing key information to enable climbers to match their ambitions to their abilities. Wether in a guided group or in a partnership with a fellow climber, the thrills of winning through to the summit of a great peak are immense - made more interesting as one often follows in the footsteps of the pioneers who shaped this fine sport 150 years ago.

Details:
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press; Second edition edition (September 10, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0897325591
ISBN-13: 978-0897325592

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Contents

The Big Isolated Peaks
Piz Bernina - Gran Paradiso - Barre des Écrins - Dôme de Neige
Bernese Alps
Aletschhorn - Jungfrau - Mönch - Gross Fiescherhorn - Hinter-Fiescherhorn - Gross Grünhorn
Eastern Bernese Oberland
Schreckhorn - Lauteraarhorn - Lauteraarhorn Towers - Finsteraarhorn
Eastern Pennine Alps - Weissmies Group
Lagginhorn - Weissmies
North Pennine Alps - Mischabel Group
Nadelgrat: Dürrenhorn, Hohberghorn, Stecknadelhorn, Nadelhorn - Lenzspitze - Dom - Täschhorn
Pennine Alps - Allalin Group
Alphubel - Allalinhorn - Rimpfischhorn Great Gendarme - Rimpfischhorn - Strahlhorn
West Pennine Alps
Bishorn - Weisshorn - Weishorn, Grande Gendarme - Zinalrothorn - Obergabelhorn - Dent Blanche
Pennine Alps, Frontier Crest: Monte Rosa Group
Nordend - Dufourspitze - Zumsteinspitze - Signalkuppe/Punta Gnifetti - Parrotstpitze - Ludwigshöhe - Schwarzhorn/Corno Nero - Piramide Vincent - Punta Giordani
Pennine Alps, Central Frontier Crest
Schneedomspitze/Il Naso - Liskamm East - Liskamm West - Castor - Pollux - Schwarzfluh/Roccia Nera - Breithorn Twin (east) - Breithorn Twin (west) - Breithorn Central - Breithorn - Matterhorn (Cervin) - Dent d'Hérens
Pennine Alps West
Grand Combin de Grafeneire - Combin de Valsorey - Combin de la Tsessette
Mont Blanc Massif East
Aiguille Verte - Grand Rocheuse - Aiguille du Jardin - Les Droites - Grandes Jorasses - Pointe Whymper - Pointe Croz - Pointe Hélène (Punta Elena)/Pointe Marguerité (Punta Margérita) - The Grandes Jorasses Traverse - Dôme de Rochefort/Aiguille de Rochefort - Dent du Geant
Mont Blanc Massif
Mont Blanc du Tacul - Pilier du Diable - Aiguilles du Diable: Corne du Diable, Pointe Chaubert, Pointe Médiane, Pointe Carmen, L'Isolée - Mont Maudit - Pt. de l'Androsace - Mont Blanc - Dôme du Goûter - Mont Blanc du Courmayeur - Aig. de Bionnassay - Mt. Brouillard/Punta Baretti - Pic Luigi Amedeo - Pic Eccles - Grand Pilier d'Angle

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Reviews

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Kaallin KrimpNice Guide Book

Voted 5/5

I think this is an informative guide book of the 4000m peaks of the alps. Its format makes it handy to bring with you on tour and the writers gives good descriptions of what to expect during the climbs. Overall, I think this is a book worth buying for climbers who are interested in the European Alps.
Posted Sep 19, 2007 8:05 am

icypeakGreat Book

Voted 5/5

I've used this book to pick numerous climbs..and learned I needed to avoid others!
Posted Aug 7, 2010 3:08 pm

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