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The Ecrins National Park (French Alps) (Cicerone Guide) Paperback – 1 Mar 2001
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'The book will be invaluable to those visiting the area for the first time and wanting a one, two or more centre walking holiday, rather than moving on day by day along a long distance trail. The work is of the usual high standard now expected of Britain's most prolific guidebook writer to the Alps. There is plenty of information about the area and the book is well illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs, which demonstrate the beauty of this superb region of the French Alps.' (Alan Castle, Strider) 'This guide covers the five main valleys of the Ecrins ... and describes 70 of the best walks in the region...aimed not only at the experienced Alpine walker, but also at the active hill-walker visiting the Alps for the first time.' (High)
The Parc National Des Ecrins contains some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole Alpine range. Easily accessible by public transport, and with several picturesque valleys in which to make a base, this, the largest national park in France, offers a selection of walks - each one revealing breathtaking views. Kev Reynolds has picked 70 of the best routes from some of the finest valleys for this book. They include a full exploration of the valleys of the Romanche, Guisane, Vallouise, Valgaudemar and Veneon, with clear mapping of each valley.See all Product description
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I think some other reviewers are missing the point of the book. It's broken down into small routes, some of which are only a few hours long, some are the whole day but many join up to form longer days / multi day adventures. Where walks are linear advice is given on how to join routes or the time taken to return the same way.
You do need to take a map and plan routes properly, descriptions are brief and the diagrams not very detailed but the book crams a lot it.
I'm certainly glad I bought it and am looking forward to my Alpine adventure.
The only minor criticism would be that none of the walks in the area we visited (Brianconnais) go to the tops - only to cols or refuges - although some of the mountains are easily accessible to walkers.
That said I recommend this book for pleasurable, informative, pre-holiday reading as well as practical on the spot use.
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