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Walking In Italy's Gran Paradiso.
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Gillian Price.
Guía de Trekking.
1ª edición.
1 Enero 1997.
192 páginas.
18 mapas, 33 fotos.
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm.
Seasons: May to October, but at higher altitudes June to September is more sensible - between the winter snow melting and autumn rolling in.Centres: Access is through the val d?Aosta, Aosta and Courmeyeur (the Mont Blanc tunnel from France if coming that way). Villages include La Thuile, Valsgrisenche, Cogne.Difficulty: Mountain walking in one of the finest parts of the Italian Alps. Routes from half-days to two days. Long ascents and descents.Must See: Gran Paradiso is an easier alpine climb (so not in the book); the walking is wonderful and the alpine wildlife and flowers amongst the best anywhere.
A little over 100 years after Alpine pioneers George Yeld and Rev. W. A. B. Coolidge compiled their celebrated guide The Mountains of Cogne, this detailed book retraces some of their itineraries. It opens up a wonderful world of rugged mountains and desolate valleys that are densely populated with an extraordinary variety of wildlife. First and foremost of these is the magnificent ibex, saved from extinction strangely enough by the establishment of a Royal Game Reserve last century. The Gran Paradiso National Park inherited some 450km of tracks from that period.

The walks described here range from simple half-day strolls to full-scale traverses and plenty of rewarding panoramic peaks. The excellent network of refuges allows visitors to rest overnight at high altitudes, as well as feast on local gastronomic specialities.

The majority of the walks are traverses or circular itineraries, and alternative accesses or exits are given where feasible. Timing for the reverse direction is also given in brackets at the end of each stage. Furthermore smaller chunks can easily be bitten off at will.