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Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges

60 rock routes from F4 to F6a+

Paperback (96pp)
  • Paperback £14.95
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Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges presents the best rock climbs in the Mont Blanc range and on the Aiguilles Rouges, from F4 to F6a+. The selection is based on purely hedonistic criteria, including the beauty of the cliff, the variety of the climbing and the quality of the rock.

The emphasis is on enjoyable climbs with easy access and descents. The routes cover a variety of rock types, climbing styles and protection (natural and fixed). All the routes are of moderate difficulty and can be done comfortably in a day without the need to carry heavy or bulky gear.

Written by local climbers Jean-Louis Laroche and Florence Lelong, this selection of sixty climbs on forty summits in seventeen areas around the Chamonix valley features established classics and recent additions. Included are Marchand de Sable on the Tour Rouge, the Rébuffat Route on the Aiguille du Midi, and the Frison-Roche route of the south-east face of the Brévent, plus many more. Each route features technical notes, a detailed topo and route description, and photos illustrating the climb’s unique character.

Jean-Louis Laroche is a mountain guide, freelance photographer, journalist and guidebook writer. He has spent more than thirty years exploring the Mont Blanc Massif and during this time he has climbed all the area’s classic routes, made first ascents of numerous ice climbs and trodden many of the world’s most beautiful mountains.

Florence Lelong shares her love of the natural environment through her work as a freelance photographer, illustrator, hiking guide and mountaineer. She has co-written numerous books and guidebooks and regularly contributes work to the press, news agencies and publishers.

Laroche and Lelong are also authors of Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc Range (Vertebrate Publishing, 2014), and run the Alpinisme-Escalades climbing school.

  • Title: Selected Climbs: Mont Blanc & the Aiguilles Rouges
  • Sub-title: 60 rock routes from F4 to F6a+
  • Authors: Jean-Louis Laroche & Florence Lelong
  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-910240-45-8
  • Rights: Great Britain, Ireland, Europe, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand.
  • Publication date: 2 April 2015
  • Edition: First
  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 225mm x 140mm
  • Extent: 96 pages
  • Weight: 200g
  • Retail price: £14.95
'A bargain for the £14.95 cover price, as not only are the sixty routes expertly chosen (there really are some good routes in this book) but the descriptions and topos are nice, well laid out and up to the job of getting you to and from the routes ... Despite knowing the area well, this little book has given me some new ideas of places to climb, and inspired me to revisit some old favourites.'
Jack Geldard, UKClimbing
'Bought for an upcoming trip to Chamonix, descriptions and images are clear and easy to follow, I know the area quite well and can visualise the routes with the aid of maps and photos. Looking forward to using it in the wild.'
Amazon reviewer

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