Ecrins National Park: 70 walking routes in the Ecrins national park (2nd Revised edition)

Ecrins National Park: 70 walking routes in the Ecrins national park (2nd Revised edition)

By: Kev Reynolds (author)Paperback

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This guidebook describes 70 mountain walking routes in the Ecrins National Park in south east France. Easily reached from Grenoble, the Massif des Ecrins is one of the most spectacular regions in all the Alps. Most of the area is a national park, containing bold mountains hung with glaciers, and more than 100 summits over 3000m high. The park offers a profusion of alpine flowers, and romantic old villages and hamlets huddle in the valleys. This is mountain country par excellence, but hundreds of kilometres of well-marked trails and a network of alpine huts make it accessible to walkers. The highest peaks form a block at the very heart of the range, with a diverse assortment of valleys surrounding or spreading from it - Vallee de la Romanche, Vallee de la Guisane, Vallee de la Vallouise, Valgaudemar, Valjouffrey and Vallee du Veneon. For this second edition of the guide, Kev Reynolds has chosen the best routes from each of these valley bases. This guide describes 70 full- and half-day walks in France's largest national park, suitable for all experienced walkers, from alpine novices to experts, with useful information on refuge accommodation and all other aspects of walking in the region.

About Author

Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer whose first title for Cicerone Press (Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978. He has published many books on the Alps, a series of trekkers' guides to Nepal and, nearer to home, several guides on walking in southern England. A member of the Alpine Club, Austrian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers' and photographers' Guild, he is also first honorary member of the British Association of European Mountain Leaders.

Contents

Map Index Introduction The Valleys of the ecrins The Parc National des ecrins Getting There Accommodation Weather Notes for Walkers Suggested Equipment List Recommended Maps Using the Guide General Information Vallee de la Romanche Introduction Main Valley Bases Other Valley Bases Mountain Huts 1 Huez - Le Rosay - Bourg d'Oisans 2 Barrage du Chambon - Cuculet - Barrage du Chambon 3 Barrage du Chambon - Dome du Lac Noir 4 La Grave - Les Terraces - Le Chazelet 5 Le Chazelet - Plateau d'Emparis - Lac Noir 6 La Grave - Signal de la Grave - La Grave 7 La Grave - Lac du Goleon 8 La Grave - Lac du Pontet - La Grave 9 La Grave - Les Freaux - La Grave 10 La Grave - Refuge Evariste Chancel 11 Gare de Peyrou d'Amont - Lac de Puy Vachier 12 Refuge Evariste Chancel - Chal Vachere - La Grave 13 La Grave - Puy Vachier - La Grave 14 La Grave - Villar d'Arene - La Grave 15 Villar d'Arene - Refuge de l'Alpe de Villar d'Arene 16 Col du Lautaret - Refuge de l'Alpe de Villar d'Arene 17 Villar d'Arene - Sources de la Romanche 18 Refuge de l'Alpe - Refuge Adele Planchard 19 Refuge de l'Alpe - Refuge du Pave 20 Refuge de l'Alpe - Col d'Arsine 21 Col d'Arsine - Lac du Glacier d'Arsine 22 Villar d'Arene - Col d'Arsine - Le Casset Vallee de la Guisane Introduction Main Valley Bases Other Valley Bases Mountain Huts 23 Le Lauzat - Grand Lac - Le Lauzat 24 Monetier - Col de l'Eychauda - Ailefroide Vallee de la Vallouise Introduction Main Valley Bases Other Valley Bases Mountain Huts 25 Entre les Aygues - Refuge de la Chaumette 26 Entre les Aygues - Refuge des Bans 27 Entre les Aygues - Collette du Rascrouset - Ailefroide 28 Chambran - Lac de l'Eychauda 29 Chambran - Col de l'Eychauda 30 Vallouise - Torrent de Gyronde - Vallouise 31 Vallouise - St-Antoine - Ailefroide 32 Ailefroide - Tete de la Draye 33 Ailefroide - Bosse de Clapouse 34 Ailefroide - Refuge du Pelvoux 35 Ailefroide - Refuge du Sele 36 Ailefroide - Pre de Madame Carle 37 Pre de Madame Carle - Glacier Noir 38 Pre de Madame Carle - Refuge du Glacier Blanc Valgaudemar Introduction Main Valley Base Other Valley Bases Mountain Huts 39 Vallee de Champoleon - Refuge de Vallonpierre 40 Refuge de Vallonpierre - La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar 41 Refuge du Clot - Refuge de Vallonpierre 42 Ref de Vallonpierre - Refuge de Chabourneou 43 Chalet du Gioberney - Lac de Lauzon - Gioberney 44 Chalet du Gioberney - Refuge du Pigeonnier 45 La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar - Refuge de l'Olan 46 La Chapelle-en-Valgaudemar - Lacs de Petarel 47 Villar-Loubiere - Refuge des Souffles 48 Refuge des Souffles - Col de la Vaurze 49 Le Desert - Col de Cote Belle - Valsenestre 50 Valsenestre - Col de la Muzelle - Refuge de la Muzelle Vallee du Veneon Introduction Main Valley Bases Other Valley Bases Mountain Huts 51 Bourg d'Arud - La Danchere 52 La Danchere - Lac Lauvitel 53 Bourg d'Arud - Refuge de la Muzelle 54 Refuge de la Muzelle - Lac Lauvitel - Bourg d'Arud 55 Pont du Plan du Lac - Vallon de Lanchatra 56 St-Christophe-en-Oisans - Refuge de la Selle 57 St-Christophe-en-Oisans - Refuge de la Lavey 58 Champorent Parking - Refuge de la Lavey 59 Refuge de la Lavey - Lac des Beches 60 Champorent - Les Etages 61 Les Etages - Refuge du Soreiller 62 Les Etages - Vallon des Etages 63 Les Etages - La Berarde 64 La Berarde - Tete de la Maye 65 La Berarde - Vallon de Bonne Pierre 66 La Berarde - Refuge du Chatelleret 67 La Berarde - Refuge du Plan du Carrelet 68 La Berarde - Vallon du Chardon - La Berarde 69 La Berarde - Refuge du Temple-ecrins 70 La Berarde - Refuge de la Pilatte Appendix A: Tour de l'Oisans: GR54 Appendix B: Notes on Selected Peaks of the ecrins Region Appendix C: Useful Addresses Appendix D: Metric Conversions Appendix E: English-French Glossary Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852845216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781852845216
  • weight: 280
  • ISBN10: 185284521X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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