Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges: 60 Rock Routes from F4 to F6a+ (English Language Ed.)

Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges: 60 Rock Routes from F4 to F6a+ (English Language Ed.)

By: Jean-Louis Laroche (author), Florence LeLong (author), Paul Henderson (translator)Paperback

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Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges presents the best rock climbs in the Mont Blanc range and on the Aiguilles Rouges, from F4 to F6a+. The selection is based on purely hedonistic criteria, including the beauty of the cliff, the variety of the climbing and the quality of the rock. The emphasis is on enjoyable climbs with easy access and descents. The routes cover a variety of rock types, climbing styles and protection (natural and fixed). All the routes are of moderate difficulty and can be done comfortably in a day without the need to carry heavy or bulky gear. Written by local climbers Jean-Louis Laroche and Florence Lelong, this selection of sixty climbs on forty summits in seventeen areas around the Chamonix valley features established classics and recent additions. Included are Marchand de Sable on the Tour Rouge, the Rebuffat Route on the Aiguille du Midi, and the Frison-Roche route of the south-east face of the Brevent, plus many more. Each route features technical notes, a detailed topo and route description, and photos illustrating the climb's unique character.

About Author

Jean-Louis Laroche is a mountain guide, freelance photographer, journalist and guidebook writer. He has spent more than thirty years exploring the Mont Blanc Massif and during this time he has climbed all the area's classic routes, made first ascents of numerous ice climbs and trodden many of the world's most beautiful mountains. Florence Lelong shares her love of the natural environment through her work as a freelance photographer, illustrator, hiking guide and mountaineer. She has co-written numerous books and guidebooks and regularly contributes work to the press, news agencies and publishers. Laroche and Lelong are also authors of Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc Range (Vertebrate Publishing, 2014), and run the Alpinisme-Escalades climbing school.


Introduction & practical information; Aiguille d'Orny: South-West Face; Aiguille de la Cabane: Bon Accueil; Aiguille Purtscheller: South Ridge; Plateau du Jardin: Central Corner; Aiguille du Refuge: Le Gateau de Riz; Aiguille du Genepi: Genepi Ridge, Mort de Rire; Pointe de Bayere: Ravanel Route; Lower slabs of the Envers: 20,000 Lieues Sous la Neige, Georges, Pilier des Rhodo-dindons; Tours de Blaitiere: Magie d'Orient, L'Opium du Peuple; Pointe des Nantillons: Amazonia, Bienvenue au Georges V; Tour Rouge: Le Marchand de Sable; Red Pillar of the Blaitiere: Nabot Leon; Aiguille du Peigne: Les Lepidopteres & the Normal Route, Papillons Ridge; Aiguille du Midi: Rebuffat Route; Pyramide du Tacul: East Ridge; Pointe Adolphe Rey: Salluard Route; Le Roi de Siam: Le Lifting du Roi; Tour Ronde: Bernezat Spur; Aiguille d'Entreves: Traverse, Salluard Route, Reves d'Entreves; Dent du Geant: Normal Route; Parete dei Titani: Genepi - Monts Rouges du Triolet: Cris-tal; Monts Rouges du Triolet (Central Summit): La Beresina; Monts Rouges du Triolet (Second Central Summit): Profumo Proibito; Brevent: Poeme a Lou, Frison-Roche Route; Lower Buttress of the Brevent: La Somone, Crakoukass; Clocher de Planpraz: Cocher-Cochon; Aiguille de l'Index: L'An d'Emile, Perroux Route, South-East Ridge; Lower Buttress of the Gliere: Mani Puliti, Nez Rouge; Aiguille du Pouce: Voie des Dalles; Petite Floria: (Manhattan) Kaboul; Aiguille de la Floria: Manhattan (Kaboul), Asia, Fraises des Boatchs; Pointe Gaspard: Lady in Black, Gaspard 1er; Aiguilles Crochues: Ravanel Route (South Ridge); Tour des Crochues: Les Violons Tziganes, De Galbert Route; Aiguille de Praz Torrent: Parat-Seigneur Route; Tete des Mesures: L'Ile aux Razmokets; Mont Oreb: L'Ete Indien; Grand Perron: La Ballade des Gens Heureux; Barberine: Sylvie Phobie; Huts, lifts and information.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781910240458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 96
  • ID: 9781910240458
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 1910240451
  • translations: French
  • edition: English Language Ed.

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