Walking in the Valais: 120 Walks and Treks (4th Revised edition)

Walking in the Valais: 120 Walks and Treks (4th Revised edition)

By: Kev Reynolds (author)Paperback

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Description

The Pennine Alps in the Valais region of Switzerland contain more 4000m peaks than anywhere else in Western Europe and some of the greats: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Dent Blanche and Grand Combin, all surrounded by idyllic valleys and hillsides dotted with chalets, hay barns and hardy little alpine flowers as well as pristine snowfields and glaciers. This guide describes 111 day walks and 10 multi-day, long-distance treks, exploring this whole area and suitable for a wide range of abilities. The network of walking trails in this popular region is excellent but the infrastructure is unbeatable, with excellent public transport and a wide range of good-quality accommodation from simple mountain huts to grand hotels in bases such as Saas Fee, Zermatt and Arolla. Walks are arranged valley by valley and accompanied by full information about the valley bases, mountain huts, access and facilities as well as practical information for walkers new to trekking or walking in Switzerland.

About Author

Kev Reynolds is a writer, photojournalist and lecturer. He has published many books on the Alps, a series of trekkers' guides to Nepal and several guides on walking in England. He also writes for the outdoor press and tourist authorities, and leads trekking holidays in various mountain regions. Kev is the first honorary member of the British Association of European Mountain Leaders (BAEML), and a member of the Alpine Club, Austrian Alpine Club and Outdoor Writers' Guild.

Contents

Mountain safety Overview map Map key Preface to the fourth edition Introduction The Valais region The valleys Getting there Transport within the Valais Accommodation Weather Notes for walkers Suggested equipment Recommended maps Using this guide Grading of walks Fieschertal and the Aletsch Glacier Walk 1 Fieschertal - Burg Hut - Fieschertal Walk 2 Fieschertal - Gletscherstube Marjela Walk 3 Burg Hut - Gletscherstube Marjela Walk 4 Fiescheralp - Gletscherstube Marjela Walk 5 Gletscherstube Marjela - Aletschgletscher - Biel - Fiescheralp Walk 6 Gletscherstube Marjela - Aletschgletscher - Riederfurka Walk 7 Fiederfurka - Aletschwald - Hangebrucke - Belalp Loetschental Walk 8 Ferden - Kummenalp - Fafleralp Walk 8A Ferden and Falferalp from Lauchernalp Walk 9 Ferden - Kummenalp - Loetschenpass Hut Walk 10 Loetschenpass Hut - Selden - Kandersteg Walk 11 Fafleralp - Petersgrat - Kandersteg Walk 12 Fafleralp - Krindeln Walk 13 Fafleralp - Anen Hut - Fafleralp Walk 14 Fafleralp - Blatten - Goppenstein Walk 15 Ried - Bietschhorn Hut Saastal Walk 16 Gspon - Kreuzboden Walk 17 Kreuzboden - Weissmies Hut Walk 18 Kreuzboden - Trift - Saas Grund Walk 19 Kreuzboden - Almagelleralp - Saas Almagel Walk 20 Saas Almagell - Almagelleralp - Almageller Hut Walk 21 Saas Almagell - Saas Grund - Saas Balen Walk 22 Saas Almagell - Furggalp - Saas Almagel Walk 23 Saas Almagell - Furgtalli - Saas Almagel Walk 24 Mattmark - Antrona Pass - Saas Almagel Walk 25 Mattmark - Ofental - Mattmark Walk 26 Mattmark - Monte Moro Pass - Mattmark Walk 27 Saas Grund - Saas Fee (via Kapellenweg) Walk 28 Saas Grund - Seng - Saas Fee Walk 29 Saas Fee - Saas Almagell - Saas Fee Walk 30 Saas Fee - Gletschergrotte - Spielboden Walk 31 Saas Fee (Hannig) - Mischabel Hut Walk 32 Saas Fee (Hannig) - Gletschersee - Saas Fee Walk 32A Trift - Hannig Alp - Saas Fee Walk 33 Saas Fee (Felskinn) - Britannia Hut Walk 34 Saas Fee (Plattjen) - Britannia Hut Walk 35 Saas Fee (Plattjen) - Hannig Mattertal Walk 36 St Niklaus (Jungen) - St Niklaus Walk 37 St Niklaus - Randa - Tasch - Zermatt Walk 38 St Niklaus - Grachen Walk 39 St Niklaus - Gasenried Walk 40 Grachen - Hannigalp - Saas Fee Walk 41 Grachen - Gasenried Walk 42 Randa - Schaliberg - Randa Walk 43 Tasch - Taschalp Walk 44 Taschalp - Tasch Hut Walk 45 Taschalp - Tasch Walk 46 Zermatt (Sunnegga) - Taschalp - Tasch Walk 47 Zermatt (Sunnegga) - Fluhalp - Findeln -Zermatt Walk 48 Zermatt - Findeln - Eggen Walk 49 Zermatt (Riffelberg) - Riffelsee - Zermatt Walk 50 Zermatt (Rotenboden) - Monte Rosa Hut Walk 51 Zermatt (Schwarzsee) - Hoernli Hut Walk 52 Zermatt (Schwarzsee) - Stafelalp - Zermatt Walk 53 Zermatt - Zmutt - Zum See - Blatten - Zermatt Walk 54 Zermatt - Herbrigg - Hubel - Zmutt Walk 55 Zermatt - Zmutt - Schoenbiel Hut Walk 56 Zermatt - Trift Walk 57 Zermatt - Trift - Hoehbalmen - Hubel - Zermatt Walk 58 Zermatt - Hoehbalmen - Zmutt - Zermatt Walk 59 Zermatt - Hoehbalmen - Schoenbiel Hut Walk 60 Zermatt - Trift - Rothorn Hut Walk 61 Zermatt - Trift - Mettelhorn Turtmanntal Walk 62 Gruben - Chalte Berg Walk 63 Gruben - Meidpass - Hotel Weisshorn Walk 64 Gruben - Augstbordpass Val d'Anniviers Walk 65 Chandolin - Cabane d'Illhorn - Illhorn Walk 66 St-Luc (Tignousa) - Bella Tola Walk 67 St-Luc (Tignousa) - Meidpass - Gruben Walk 68 St-Luc (Tignousa) - Hotel Weisshorn - Zinal Walk 69 Zinal - Forcletta - Gruben Walk 70 Zinal - Hotel Weisshorn - Ayer Walk 71 Zinal - Cabane de Tracuit Walk 72 Zinal - Roc de la Vache - Zinal Walk 73 Zinal - Cabane d'Ar Pitetta Walk 74 Zinal - Cabane du Grand Mountet Walk 75 Zinal - Cabane du Petit Mountet Walk 76 Zinal (Sorebois) - Cab. du Petit Mountet - Zinal Walk 77 Grimentz (Moiry) - Col de Sorebois - Zinal Walk 78 Grimentz (Parking du Glacier) - Cab. de Moiry Walk 79 Grimentz (Barrage de Moiry) - Haut Tour du Lac Walk 80 Grimentz (Barrage de Moiry) - Lac des Autannes Walk 81 Grimentz (Moiry) - Sex de Marinda - Grimentz Walk 82 Grimentz - Zinal Val d'Herens Walk 83 Les Hauderes - La Sage Walk 84 Les Hauderes (Ferpecle) - Bricola Walk 85 Les Hauderes - Veisivi - Roc Vieux Walk 86 Arolla - Lac Bleu - La Gouille Walk 87 Arolla - Les Hauderes - Evolene Walk 88 Arolla - Cabane de la Tsa Walk 89 Arolla - Plan de Bertol Walk 90 Arolla - Pra Gra Walk 91 Arolla - Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges - Arolla Walk 92 Arolla - Pas de Chevres Walk 93 Arolla - Col de Riedmatten - Cabane des Dix Walk 94 Le Chargeur - Cabane des Dix Walk 95 Le Chargeur - Col de Riedmatten - Arolla Walk 96 Le Chargeur - Cabane de Prafleuri - Le Chargeur Val de Bagnes Walk 97 Verbier - Clambin - Cabane du Mont Fort Walk 98 Cabane du Mont Fort - Cab. de Louvie - Fionnay Walk 99 Fionnay - Cabane de Panossiere Walk 100 Mauvoisin - Cabane de Chanrion Val Ferret Walk 101 Praz de Fort - Plan Bagnet - Cabane d'Orny Walk 102 Ferret - Grand Col Ferret Walk 103 Ferret - Lacs de Fenetre Walk 104 Ferret - Champex Walk 105 Champex - Sembrancher Walk 106 Champex - Cabane d'Orny Walk 107 Champex - Alp Bovine - Col de la Forclaz Walk 108 Champex - Fenetre d'Arpette - Col de la Forclaz Vallee du Trient Walk 109 Trient - Chalet du Glacier - Trient Walk 110 Trient - Col de Balme - Croix de Fer Walk 111 Trient - Ref. Les Grands - Col de Balme - Trient Multi-Day Tours Tour 1 Tour of the Upper Mattertal Tour 2 Tour du Val d'Anniviers Tour 3 Tour of the Weissmies Tour 4 Tour of Monte Rosa Tour 5 Grand Tour of Monte Rosa Tour 6 Tour of the Matterhorn Tour 7 Tour of the Val d'Herens Tour 8 Tour of the Dents du Midi Tour 9 Chamonix to Zermatt: Walker's Haute Route Tour 10 Tour of Mont Blanc Appendix A Route summary table Appendix B Useful addresses Appendix C Bibliography Appendix D Glossary

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852847333
  • Format: Paperback, Other Formats
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781852847333
  • ISBN10: 1852847336
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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