A resource book covering the finest walks, treks and climbs in the High Pyrenees for 400km between France and Spain, from the Cirque de Lescun, on the edge of the Basque country in the west, to the Carlit massif and the Cerdagne to the east of Andorra. It is the first in our World Mountain Ranges series.
The guide describes the High Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun in the west to the Carlit massif and Cerdagne east of Andorra, in five regional chapters.
The guide contains:
Valley-by-valley descriptions of range, its facilities and infrastructure.
Information on the best mountaineering, walking and climbing opportunities in the area.
Summaries of long-distance through-routes and treks
Accommodation, camping, refuges and travel details
Extensive introductory materials on the region, climate, geology, structure, towns, villages, access, best regions.
History and background of the great explorations, with profiles of the pioneers and personalities of each range
A full listing of all the Pyrenean 3000m summits and their location.
Detailed sketch maps and excellent colour photographs.
Describes year-round activities - walking, trekking, climbing plus winter climbs, ski tours.
Outlines all the valleys and possible centres for exploring the High Pyrennes. If it's not here, it's not there (umm)...
Not a pure routes book, this Mountain Range Guide includes every mountain activity at every possible level. Something for everyone - a true compendium.
Cirque de Lescun, Cirque de Gavarnie, Ordesa Canyon, Pineta Canyon... and these only scratch the surface of the opportunities in the Pyrenees