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Mountain Higher: Europe's Extreme, Undiscovered and Unforgettable Cycle Climbs Hardcover – 26 Sep 2013

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus; 1st Edition edition (26 Sept. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780879121
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780879123
  • Product Dimensions: 29.3 x 2.2 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 96,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Following the success of Mountain High comes a volume focusing on the continent's extreme, undiscovered and unforgettable mountain roads and passes. From the asphyxiating altitude of the Ötztal Glacier Road in Austria, to the Czech mountain where witches gather for their Sabbath, passing via the 'secret' side of the legendary Alpe d'Huez, Mountain Higher explores 50 soon-to-be cult locations and captures stunning scenery from off the beaten track. Daniel Friebe's text draws on interviews with legendary riders like Fabian Cancellara, Gilberto Simoni and Carlos Sastre to peel back layer upon layer of history and mystique, celebrating the bike racers and in many cases the explorers and mountaineers who have scaled these daunting heights. Among the featured climbs are some considered too difficult or remote even to be included in professional races, and hence made even more tantalizing for the cyclist under no such constraints. A few are world-famous, while others remain unknown even to men and women living in their shadow. All 50 are, without exception, utterly compelling, truly memorable rides. Featuring the technical details (maps, profiles, lengths, heights) that made Mountain High an indispensable reference book, as well as dynamic descriptions of the routes themselves and Pete Goding's breathtaking photography, this book is a stylish and practical guide to the hidden gems that every cyclist who loves the mountains needs to know.

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Europe's most challenging and spectacular mountain roads and passes.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Deegan on 15 Feb. 2014
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Very like the first and with the same mixture of stunning photography, cycling history, factual information and anecdote.
However there are far fewer world famous climbs and plenty of less well known but equally wild and beautiful climbs. Keep 'em coming boys.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By nigel rees on 21 Oct. 2013
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A superb follow up to Mountain High, with some beautiful photography and descriptions that create an immediate urge to seek out new climbs. We have found we have to ration ourselves to reading about a climb at a time to avoid finishing the book too quickly. The stats and profiles are precise and accurate, for anyone who loves riding in mountains this book is a must.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dave heelis on 9 Mar. 2014
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Maximum detail possible and impressive photographs enable you to imagine that you are on the climb. All the route information, gradient and maps are included.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Mitchell on 1 Oct. 2014
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The cover view is of Grosse Scheidegg, a climb that I happened to do, not long before buying the book. The descriptions, like that of the climbs of the Grimsel, Furka and Susten passes, are most interesting and accurate and the content is just perfect for any keen cyclist. Hugely recommended - and buy his other book, Mountain High, which is equally informative and enthralling.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dwp on 20 Nov. 2013
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The best part is that most are all "off the beaten trail" climbs, ones equally tough but only the "locals" know about, Specifically learning about "il Carpegna mi Basta" a little known climb to most of us, its importance understated.

The QuercusEye is also an enhancement and makes the book fun as you can better visualize the pave'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christopher J Pyne on 2 Jan. 2014
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Another grear book following his first. Great information and some fantastic pictures. If i have a criticism, its that many of the pictures are too obtuse; a book of great climbs should focus on the landscape and the road, not a pile of fir cones of a piece of rock. However, overall it's very good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sackville on 4 Feb. 2014
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My brother in law, a keen road cyclist and into 'extremes', loved this as a Christmas present. It is now a permanent feature of their coffee table.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Enda Marron on 19 Oct. 2013
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Not a sequel! But the book that Friebe always wanted to write.
Bottom line: Excellent Book, but not for the newcomer to cycling who has only heard of the "famous climbs" - this book reveals to the hardened cyclist the climbs that he/she should have done ... or should do ... once they have ticked the boxes from the first book ( Mountain High)
Mountain Higher is great - most of the climbs will not be known to most cyclists but the photographs are excellent, the prose is inspiring and the overall package is grrrreat. Buy Mountain High, then buy Mountain Higher!
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