Mountain Adventures in Chamonix by Hilary Sharp
This is the second book, in this new Adventure series from Cicerone, written by Hilary Sharp
, who lives in the valley and works professionally as an International Mountain Leader running her own business. This book is full of ideas of what to do in Chamonix if you are looking for adventure with which to fill your days. The book focuses on a number of different outdoor activities, showing the vast range of things to do that are available in the mountains surrounding Chamonix.
The book details routes for several different pursuits and activities including walking, trail running, mountain biking, road cycling, via ferrata, rock climbing, mountaineering and bouldering, not to mention activities such as rafting and paragliding. It is a far-reaching collection of everything this popular region markets itself on, priding itself on being able to provide such a variety all within easy reach of the Chamonix metropolis. Each of the activities has been given its own chapter, making it easy to identify a choice or reference point at which to start the search for another adventure.
The author has detailed routes and activities that range in difficulty, from easy strolls for all abilities to moderate rock climbs and glacier hikes, which require either technical skills or a professional guide. Families, groups of friends and mountaineers looking for a 'rest day' or an alternative will all find something to satisfy their craving within the pages of this book.
Chamonix prides itself on being a one-stop destination for mountain adventures and mountain tourists and its environment is ideal for such a varied list of activities. This guide allows you to enjoy its spectacular views and renowned summits in numerous ways or by mixing and matching your own particular favourites.
As well as the plentiful descriptions and route details, diagrammatic colour maps and modern photographs support each of the routes.