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Tour du Mont Blanc
The most iconic long-distance, circular trail in the Alps with customised itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-72-1140 pages
- Kingsley Jones
- Publication date
- 9 Apr 2020
Tour du Mont Blanc is the definitive guidebook for one of the most famous long-distance treks in the world. This trek circles the entire Mont Blanc massif, passing through spectacular scenery in France, Italy and Switzerland. You’ll traverse high mountain passes, see stunning glaciers, pass azure lakes, wander through tranquil green valleys and alpine pastures, with snow-capped peaks visible above.
Written by Tour du Mont Blanc expert Kingsley Jones, this guidebook includes unique customised timings to enable accurate itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners, allowing you to plan your Tour du Mont Blanc at a pace to suit you.
You’ll find everything that you need to plan and undertake your Tour du Mont Blanc, including travel information, navigation, accommodation options, equipment and safety, food and drink, as well as useful extra information such as wild swimming locations and trekking tips.
Together with amazing photography, the route includes clear and comprehensive directions, refreshments stops, accommodation and local points of interest, and is accompanied by bespoke 1:40,000-scale maps. Route variations are also included.
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Kingsley Jones is a UIMLA International Mountain Leader, who has guided trekking and running groups on the Tour du Mont Blanc well over 50 times, and has raced it multiple times in the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) running event. Put in context, he’s spent well over a year of his life on the trails of the Tour du Mont Blanc, so knows every step of it. Kingsley divides his time between the Alps and the English Lake District; when not guiding for his company Icicle, he’s a mountain rescue volunteer in the Lake District. His personal climbing achievements include all six classic north faces of the Alps, and numerous expeditions around the world. He is an award-winning outdoor writer, having previously published Trail Running – Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Region and Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District.
- Title: Tour du Mont Blanc
- Subtitle: The most iconic long-distance, circular trail in the Alps with customised itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners
- Authors: Kingsley Jones
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-72-1
- Rights: World
- Publication date: 9 April 2020
- Edition: First
- Size: 175mm x 120mm
- Extent: 140 pages
- Cover: Paperback
- Weight: 300g
- Retail price: £16.95
Also available as an ebook:
- Imprint: Vertebrate Digital
- ISBN: 978-1-912560-73-8
- Publication Date: 4 June 2020
- Price: £16.95
Re-inventing the wheel can’t be easy, but it’s been done with this new guidebook about the legendary Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), recently released by Vertebrate Publishing. So why is it ground-breaking? It cuts out all the fluff, the extra page fillers, the non-edited text. The result is streamlined to perfection, and it’s clear that it took an expert to know what to cull, and what was key. – Sarah Hodgson, Icicle Mountaineering
[This guide] contains everything you need to know about the route. Together with the included map, it’s a super useful tool for planning the trip. – Elliot Waring, See Outside
My favourite feature of the whole work is the effort in cross-referencing everything. The waypoints in the route description are all clearly identified in the map snippets. The timing points used for section breakdown are consistently identified in the route description, map snippets and topo map. It’s straightforward to go back and forth from text to map. – Inaki, Viajar a pie
I have never, ever seen such a perfectly put together hiking guide. – Kitiara Pascoe