Walking in the Alps: Iconic peaks
- 23 June 2004
The Alps are without a doubt one of the greatest mountain ranges – the birthplace of mountaineering and mountain walking as we know it today. The Alps are necklaced with the world’s most comprehensive network of walking paths and mountain huts, allowing walkers the opportunity to explore every valley in any range.
Lonely Planet’s latest addition to its Walking series, Walking in the
Whatever the activity, there are unexpected treats for all kinds of walkers:
“Beneath the soaring rock faces and impressive glaciers you’ll discover a world in minutiae, where profuse wild flower meadows begin to flourish before the winter snows have had a chance to melt away. Wildlife is also on the increase and you now stand a good chance of enjoying one of the great experiences of the Alps – seeing in the huge scimitar-like horns of a male ibex etched against a backdrop of ice and snow.” (P.17)
A highlight of Walking in the Alps is a special section devoted to the Walkers’ Haute Route is a 12-day classic walk from Chamonix in the shadow of mighty Mont Blanc, to Zermatt and the Matterhorn. It takes in some of the highest and most scenic country accessible to walkers in the
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