Canyoning in the Alps

Graded routes in Northern Italy and Ticino, Austria, Slovenia and the Valais Alps
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Canyoning in the Alps

Author: Simon Flower

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657653

Page: 448

View: 480

The Alps rank high among the world's foremost destinations for canyoning. This book brings together all the most celebrated descents in the Alpine regions of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland, including classic limestone canyons and superb granite-gneiss water sculptures. Divided into five areas, the descents described in the guide present a huge variety of terrain, rock and styles of canyoning. Route difficulty is split into seven grades, from easier canyons suited to beginners, through to the strongest aquatic and technical challenges, which demand experienced rope skills, physical fitness and a calm head for high water. The guide provides comprehensive background information on equipment, hazards and techniques, as well as details of Alpine geology and the history of canyon exploration. The book also features additional nearby routes in Austria, Slovenia and in the Valais Alps, as well as the climbing, via ferrata and walking options in the surrounding hills and mountains.

My First Pocket Guide About New York

Belmont Stakes Horse Race—Long Island, NYC Schoharie County Maple
Festival—Jefferson African-American Day Parade—Harlem, NYC Hudson River
White Water Derby—North Creek German Alps Festival—Hunter Central New
York ...

My First Pocket Guide About New York

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635087731

Page: 96

View: 152

The perfect reference guide for students in grades 3 and up - or anyone! This handy, easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which includes New York basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature and miscellaneous information. Each section is color coded for easy recognition. This Pocket Guide comes with complete and comprehensive facts ALL about New York. Riddles, recipes, and surprising facts make this guide a delight! New York Basics section explores your state's symbols and their special meaning. New York Geography section digs up the what's where in New York. New York History section is like traveling through time to some of New York's greatest moments. New York People section introduces you to famous personalities and your next-door neighbors. New York Places section shows you where you might enjoy your next family vacation. New York Nature section tells what Mother Nature gave to New York. New York Miscellaneous section describes the real fun stuff ALL about New York.

Explorer s Guide Northern California Second Edition

... ALPS: A WILD WILD WILDERNESS Tourists are primarily concerned with the
big sites this far north—redwood trees, Mt. ... River This river stretches the length
of the entire county, offering fantastic fishing, swimming holes, and white-water ...

Explorer s Guide Northern California  Second Edition

Author: Michele Bigley

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 0881509949

Page: 632

View: 185

Offers information on the history and culture of Northern California and provides suggestions for accommodations, dining, activities, and shopping.

White Water Safety and Rescue

His passions are white water and sea kayaking , rock and ice climbing , and
skimountaineering . He has paddled throughout the UK and in many parts of the
world including Nepal , Scandinavia , the European Alps , Peru and ... Loel acted
as technical proof reader and contributed many ideas to the development of the
book , Ray Goodwin has paddled throughout Britain and in North America and
Nepal .

White Water Safety and Rescue

Author: Franco Ferrero

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 9780954706159

Page: 298

View: 303

White water safety and rescue for canoeists, kayakers and rafters. A completely revised new edition now in full colour throughout. You can find presentation resources of the photos and illustrations below. The writing of this book started when I tried to put some notes together as course notes for the safety and rescue courses I was running at Plas y Brenin. It soon became clear what a huge topic it is and in sheer frustration I explained to a friend that I would have to write a book to cover it properly. His answer was, "Why don't you?" This is the result. I hope you find it enjoyable and informative. What's new in the 2nd Edition? Full colour and new photos throughout. The text has been completely revised and numerous small but significant improvements have been made. The principles of safety and rescue have been unified and the mneumonic CLAP adopted. This is to make it easier to remember them and fall in line with current practice in the teaching of white water safety. The rescue section has been reorganized to fit in more closely with the TRTTG 'low to high risk' model. The rafting sections have been completely rewritten by Geraint Rowlands. The chapter 'Planning a Descent' has been extended to cover factors to be considered when travelling abroad. One-handed signals as used by Paul O'Sullivan in his chapter in the BCU Canoe and Kayak Handbook have been adopted.

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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

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The Alps

The north side of the Alps receives about 120 inches ( 305 cm ) of precipitation
each year . As this snow melts , it provides water for the valleys and plains
beyond the Alps . Many regions of Europe depend on the Alps to supply enough
water for their cities and ... Z Hikers follow a path across a snowy field in the
French Alps . Inset : White wildflowers cover the Valley of Marvels between
France and Italy .

The Alps

Author: Charles W. Maynard

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823966974

Page: 24

View: 204

Presents the history, geography, and ecology of the Alps.

Whitewater Rafting in Western North America

Whitewater Rafting in Western North America

Author: Lloyd Dean Armstead

Publisher: Chester, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press

ISBN:

Page: 331

View: 522

Written for families, first-timers, and whitewater thrill seekers, this up-to-date guide accurately describes 150 single- and multi-day raft and float trips in the western United States and Canada. This indispensable guide provides information on professional outfitters, the best times to go, the secrets of organizing a great trip, lodgings and campgrounds. Photographs.

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Backpacker

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Page: 80

View: 629

Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

Waist Deep in Black Water

We were living in Southern Pines , North Carolina . It was the year my ...
Wordsworth , in the sixth section of The Prelude , calls a whitewater river he ' s
walking along in the Alps “ tumult and peace , the darkness and the light . ” Water
is an ...

Waist Deep in Black Water

Author: John Lane

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326214

Page: 200

View: 525

The author takes readers deep into the heart of the wilderness where he shadows crocodiles in Mexico and contemplates the spiritual dimensions of Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark, among other adventures. (Biology & Natural History)

The Trinity Alps

As you head north on the New River Divide trail from the Whites Creek junction,
the large firs give way to ceanothus, manzanita and huckleberry oak brush that
crowds the tread. You get glimpses down into the East Fork New River as the trail
 ...

The Trinity Alps

Author: Luther Linkhart

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780899971766

Page: 192

View: 980

The White water River Book

Much of Canada ' s white water has been run by this traditional mode of
transportation , but many people also are using ... The southern French Alps are
preferred by many kayakers on the continent because the weather is almost
always warm ... To the north , Norway and Sweden are laced with exquisite
whitewater rivers .

The White water River Book

Author: Ron Watters

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 204

View: 376

The Alps

colours, green, red, white, and brown, of coarse and fine grain, fibrous and
laminated: they will be in separate groups. ... Let us think of the glacier as a main
stream, arising from the confluence of many mountain rivers, each of which again
receives its due supply of water from various ... upon the investigations of many
years, of the area of extension of all the blocks found north of the Alps in
Switzerland.

The Alps

Author: Hermann Alexander Berlepsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108061214

Page: 458

View: 653

First published in English in 1861, this work is a guidebook to the Alps and the Alpine way of life.

The North British Review

Forbes that small water - falls , unthought of till discovered by one ' s - self , and
enjoyed by “ The vast accumulations of ... In the world but yourselves , and so
those silvery | the Alps , no doubt , a similar cause is active ; but streamlets , in
their ... single threads of snow - white water tend to accelerate the glacier motion .

The North British Review

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The French Riviera Adventure Guide

North-to-south, the region stretches a mere 100 miles, from Lac de Serre-Ponçon,
Europe's largest artificial lake, to a scattering of ... This is a land that supports an
exceptional range of outdoor activities – from spelunking to hang gliding, white
water rafting to skiing (on water or ... Caught between the Pyrénnéan and Alpine
folds, the land mounts toward the Alps from the broad alluvial plain of the Rhône.

The French Riviera Adventure Guide

Author: Ferne Arfin

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588437132

Page: 160

View: 659

Starting just east of la Ciotat, the great sweep of Mediterranean coast, all the way to the Italian border, is referred to as the Cote d'Azur or the Riviera. It is a large area with dozens of beaches and, despite the coast's reputation for toney glamor alternating with brash vulgarity, it's a great location for watersports, boating, parascending, climbing, hiking and gliding. The Western Cote d'Azur is a deeply indented coast, characterized by many small towns, miles of sandy beaches, and three great mountainous headlands, called massifs. The Massif des Maures, Massif de l'Esterel and Massif de Tanneron foreshadow the march of the Alps to the sea farther east along the Riviera. They offer stunning long distance views and provide miles of good walking. For years, French vacationers kept the region their secret, staying in their holiday homes or with friends and family. As a result, the massifs remain largely undiscovered territory for foreign visitors, who usually race around and between them on motorways heading for the coast. If you stop to enjoy this region, you'll find it has its own personality and surprises. Among the attractions here are St. Tropez and St. Raphael. Like a lot of people, I got my first glimpse of the Riviera watching classic movies on television. Cary Grant and Grace Kelly trading barbs on a balcony overlooking a yacht-filled harbor, in To Catch a Thief; one of any number of James Bonds or Simon Templars stepping out of the Casino at Monte Carlo; Pink Panther movies, car chases on the Grande Corniche, David Niven in Casino Royale. They all created an indelible impression of a gorgeous, glamorous and expensive jetsetters' paradise. The term jetsetter is a little dusty these days, but substitute Eurotrash, and the idea is the same; celebrities, minor royals and fashionistas mingling with arms dealers, deposed dictators, media tycoons and shipping magnates while gossip columnists write about their lifestyles of apparently endless leisure. This is not an entirely imaginary picture. There's no denying that the Riviera is a playground for the rich and famous. Behind the walls and towering hedges of Cap Ferrat and other such places, most of what all the money in the world will buy can probably be found. But don't be put off if you're traveling on a modest budget. It is the glamor of the landscape, and all the outdoor activities to which it lends itself, that was probably what attracted the beautiful people in the first place. And that is within reach of everyone. Breathtaking drives along Les Corniches de la Riviera and coastal walks that range from gentle strolls to challenging climbs are laced between the distinctive towns and villages -Antibes, Nice, Menton, Beaulieu sur Mer, Villefranche -scattered almost artfully along the coast. In the skies, paragliders float down like flower petals from a handful of exceptional launch sites. Starting around Antibes and heading east, the back country rises and the Alps crowd down to the water. Along the way, the villages perchees become ever more dramatic: Eze, at 427 m/1,400 feet, tops a narrow dome of rock; La Turbie, at 500 m/1,640 feet, is where the Emperor Augustus planted the Trophee des Alpes, a 165-foot monument to the power of Rome that still lords over the coast and looks down on Monte Carlo; the medieval village of Sainte Agnes, just inland of Menton, at 800 m/2,600 feet claiming to be the highest coastal village in Europe. This is an excerpt, equivalent to about 200 print pages, from the 420-page Adventure Guide to Provence & the Cote d'Azur. Both books are highly detailed, exploring the culture, the sights and activities, the places to stay and the best restaurants. Dozens of photographs are included, plus 15 detailed maps.

Trinity Alps Vicinity Including Whiskeytown Russian Wilderness and Castle Crags Areas

A Hiking and Backpacking Guide Mike White ... in the current Trinity Alps
Wilderness. ... Starting Point Highway 3 crosses the Scott River Divide at the top
of Scott Mountain Summit, 56 miles north of Weaverville, and then continues
north on ...

Trinity Alps   Vicinity  Including Whiskeytown  Russian Wilderness  and Castle Crags Areas

Author: Mike White

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899975011

Page: 336

View: 425

The Trinity Alps mountain range in the northwest corner of California forms a rugged divide, tucked between the Coast Ranges and the Cascades in a half-million acres of wilderness. Nearby Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Russian Wilderness, and Castle Crags Wilderness all offer miles of trails and recreation areas to explore. The fifth edition of this classic hiking guide, in print for more than 25 years, has been completely revamped and now covers not only trails and cross-country routes in the Alps but in the nearby recreation lands. It contains descriptions of 48 of the best day hikes and backpack trips, and has all-new maps and elevation profiles for each specially selected hike. Over 600 miles of trail and cross-country routes are covered in this most comprehensive recreation guide to the area.