Nick and I promised ourselves a year or so ago that we'd aim to start climbing in the alps. For the last two winters we've managed a short trip to Scotland to do some snow and ice stuff, and we'll hopefully do the same this winter (if ever there's enough snow). But this is hopefully the first year we also do the alps in summer. As a prelude I've been looking at all the alps books, and settled on the following as the best set to have:
- Kev Reynolds "Walking in the Alps" for a general intro (get the US paperback, its a lot cheaper)
- Alpine 4000m Peaks By The Classic Routes as the best route book
- 100 Hut Walks in the Alps for the acclimatisation and recce trips
- In Monte Viso's Horizon: Climbing All the Alpine 4000m Peaks by Will McLewin as a personal experience and practical take on the climbs.
If it all comes off I should have some stunning words and photos for the blog.