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WALKS AND CLIMBS IN THE PYRENEES Kev Reynolds 2005 4th ed revised Softcover New
By Reynolds, Kev
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UK, Cicerone, 2005, 4th edition revised. 364 pp, maps, b/w and color photos. New vinyl coated softcover.

An introduction to the walks and moderate ascents of the central Pyrenees, bordering France and Spain: routes, fauna and flora, history, weather,huts, and how to get there. Includes the Pyrenean High Route. This guide provides an introduction to the Pyrenees. It offers suggestions for 170 walks, multi-day tours and moderate ascents of some of the principal summits of the Central or High Pyrenees, and includes the Pyrenean High Route - one of the most challenging mountain treks of all.

This guide is an introduction to one of Europe’s finest mountain ranges. It offers suggestions for 170 walks, multi day tours and moderate ascents of some of the principal summits of the Central or High Pyrenees and includes the Pyrenean High Route between the Cirque de Lescun and Andorra - one of the most challenging and rewarding mountain treks of all. The active walker, trekker and climber is spoilt for choice, for there is enough scope in the Pyrenees to fill a lifetime of holidays with a host of experiences no matter what your degree of commitment. There are exquisite valleys and passes to wander day after day, and summits of 3000 metres and more within the reach of most hill walkers. The landscape is full of diversity and contrast, with Alpine style peaks, small glaciers, deep gorges and more that a thousand mountain lakes.
 
The range is also know as the ‘flower garden of Europe’, and the wildlife includes carious species rarely seen elsewhere on the continent.Since the first edition appeared in 1978, Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees has become accepted as the authoritative guide to the range, and this new edition incorporates many changes and additions to reflect the boom in interest in the area. For centuries the Pyrenees basked in the mystery of the unknown. Unaccountably dismissed as holding little of importance to the climber, mountain walkers ignored them almost completely. But all that has changed and the Pyrenees have now become the focus of attention for mountain activists of all degrees of commitment. Not just walkers and climbers, but parapente enthusiasts, mountain bikers, white-water kayak buffs, bird-watchers, butterfly and flower lovers, cavers and those who gain a thrill from descending horrific waterfalls and seemingly inaccessible canyons - the sport known as Canyoning. As an arena for outdoor adventure the Pyrenees fulfills so many dreams.

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