The most iconic long-distance, circular trail in the Alps with customised itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners
Author: Kingsley Jones
Series title: European Trails
Paperback publication date: 09 Apr 2020
Paperback ISBN: 9781912560721
SHORTLISTED: Guidebook Category, OWPG Awards for Excellence 2020
Tour du Mont Blanc by Kingsley Jones 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 France, Italy and Switzerland. It contains unique customised timings to enable accurate itinerary planning for walkers, trekkers, fastpackers and trail runners.
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.
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.
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