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Europe's High Points: Reaching the Summit of Every Country in Europe Paperback – 13 Oct 2009
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About the Author
Rachel Crolla has travelled extensively in Asia and Central and North America. With a background in local newspaper journalism, the opportunity to make a book about her mountaineering experiences was a dream come true. Having lived in Yorkshire most of her life, she began walking in the British countryside, and enjoys climbing, cycling and skiing. Carl McKeating has also travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and America, and has a passion for interesting projects, the most recent being researching and climbing Europe's high points.
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It is like a coffee-table book and a field guide rolled into one - it's good to flick through and has plenty of colour photos but is still a good size to take on walks. It has tons of info, routes and maps for getting to the high points of each country in Europe, though they are very varied - some are quite serious ascents like Mont Blanc and others are really easy short walks.
Having been up a few of the peaks in the book already, the route descriptions seem accurate to me, and oddly for a guide, it's a pretty good read because it's written in a quirky style.
My only criticisms would be that the maps lack details such as contours and it would have been better to have OS maps or European equivalents. Also, I'm sure they could have managed a photo of Ben Nevis's summit on a sunny day...
but then again, maybe not!
The book describes itself as a Eurovision for mountains, so to continue the cheesy theme I'm giving it ten points!
For this reason I wasn't sure if this book would appeal to me or whether it would be a waste of money. Given that it gets a 5 star mark from me it definatly appeals and makes me want to go exploring the highest peaks in most countries.
Whats so good about this book is that you dont need to be a keen walker or climber because the highest points in european countries are so diverse (5,642m down to 132m). The book categorises the peaks into 5 from grade 5 (Full alpine kit) to grade 1 (Easy tourist amble), and the good news for those who do not want to go to the expense or effort with full alpine climbs is that there are far more grade 1's than 5's.
I now realise that I have visted 5 out of 50 of the peaks without even trying, and that leaves a further 45 on the list. Even for me 30 of these would be a realistic target without having to invest in any climbing gear and just relying on hiking boots, and when I add on the extra one for Germanys highest peak 2,962m (accessible by cable car) I would have well over half of Europes country peaks covered. (16 peaks are either fully accesble by car or less than 1 hour walk to reach the summits)
If you think this book might not appeal to you because like me you are not a mountain climber but are vaguely interested in walks then this book could be for you. It's informative, funny and entertaining all in one, and may lead to a whole new interest. Highly recommended.
Szocs Kalman from Hungary
Whether you want to climb the peaks or not this book certainly makes you want to visit our 47 european neighbours just for the hell of it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An interesting book for those looking at doing some of the easier highest tops in Europe. Information often basic but a good starting point.Published on 28 Aug. 2013 by Jimmy
A great book for planning your next trip / expedition or even just dreaming. Highly recommended and from the great publishers of CirconePublished on 9 Nov. 2011 by JT