Trekking the Tour of Mont Blanc
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Trekking the Tour of Mont Blanc : Complete two-way hiking guidebook and map booklet

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This guidebook contains in-depth route description and mapping for both the classic 11 day anti-clockwise circuit and an alternative 10 day clockwise TMB circuit. This well-signed but demanding 170km route, starting from Les Houches or Champex, is suitable for fit walkers.

The guidebook comes with a map booklet containing official 1:25,000 IGN mapping for the TMB route, and urban maps for the major centres of Chamonix, Courmayeur, Les Contamines, Les Houches and Champex.

Complete with a French-English glossary, comprehensive notes about accommodation, facilities and transport, this guide provides all the information needed for planning and completing your trek. The Tour of Mont Blanc is one of the world's classic treks. Visiting France, Italy and Switzerland, the TMB passes through some of Europe's most spectacular mountain scenery, with views of the peaks and glaciers of the magnificent Mont Blanc massif.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 14mm | 360g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • Main guide contains 25 maps at 1:50,000, 5 urban maps and 95 colour photos. Map booklet contains 1:25,000 IGN maps.
  • 1786310627
  • 9781786310620
  • 4,082

Table of contents

Contents
Overview map
Overview profile
Map key
Mountain safety
Route summary table
Introduction
The Tour of Mont Blanc
The route
Clockwise or anti-clockwise?
Suggested itineraries
How to get there
When to go
Accommodation
Languages
Maps and waymarks
Preparation and equipment
Safety in the mountains
Using this guide
The Tour of Mont Blanc - anti-clockwise
Stage 1 Les Houches - Bionnassay - Les Contamines
Stage 1A Les Houches - Refuge de Miage - Les Contamines
Stage 2 Les Contamines - Croix du Bonhomme - Les Chapieux
Stage 3 Les Chapieux - Col de la Seigne - Rifugio Elisabetta
Stage 4 Rifugio Elisabetta - Courmayeur
Stage 5 Courmayeur - Rifugio Bonatti
Stage 6 Rifugio Bonatti - Grand Col Ferret - La Fouly
Stage 7 La Fouly - Champex
Stage 8 Champex - Alp Bovine - Trient
Stage 8A Champex - Fenetre d'Arpette - Trient
Stage 9 Trient - Col de Balme - Tre-le-Champ
Stage 10 Tre-le-Champ - Refuge La Flegere
Stage 11 Refuge La Flegere - Le Brevent - Les Houches
Places and items of interest on the TMB
The story of Mont Blanc
The Tour of Mont Blanc - clockwise
Stage 1 Champex - Ferret
Stage 2 Ferret - Grand Col Ferret - Rifugio Bonatti
Stage 3 Rifugio Bonatti - Courmayeur
Stage 4 Courmayeur - Rifugio Elisabetta
Stage 5 Rifugio Elisabetta - Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme
Stage 6 Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme - Les Contamines
Stage 7 Les Contamines - Bionnassay - Les Houches
Stage 7A Les Contamines - Refuge de Miage - Les Houches
Stage 8 Les Houches - Le Brevent - La Flegere
Stage 9 La Flegere - Col de Balme - Trient
Stage 10 Trient - Alp Bovine - Champex
Stage 10A Trient - Fenetre d'Arpette - Champex
Appendix A Route facilities table (anti-clockwise)
Appendix B Accommodation
Appendix C Campsites on the TMB
Appendix D Useful contacts
Appendix E Further reading
Appendix F French-English glossary
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About Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he has since produced many more titles for the same publisher, with others in the pipeline. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.
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