Great GuidebookUser Review - whygeminiwhy - Overstock.com
This book is a necessity for any hiker considering the Haute Route. The information is updated and even offers variations to the traditional route. The author is very knowledgeable on the topic and ... Read full review
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In general Cicerone guides are excellent and this guide is no exception. It includes everything you need to complete the hike. Doing the hike in summer 2010 I even saw people relaying completely on the book and omitting maps (not recommended), and the found the way. But remember the following:
1. The book will not walk for you; you should be sufficiently trained to complete 13-14 long days of walk in steep terrain.
2. Nothing can replace a map. Never walk without map and compass - there can be bad weather.
3. Be sure to get the latest edition. Currently (2010) the 2009 edition is the latest. Check on Cicerone web page before buying.
4. We found these changes on the route since the book was released:
a) Cabane the Moiry has expanded with a new part which has a fantastic view over the glacier. Well worth the effort to climb up
b) We decided to not do the Europaweg due to hight and risks. But there is a new bridge (230 m) over one of the rock fall sections that makes the trail a little less risky.
Review: Chamonix-Zermatt: The Walker's Haute RouteUser Review - Gary - Goodreads
From Chamonix to Arolla, it's an enjoyable walk that clings close to the Haute Route, thereafter it degenerates into a compendium of Alpine Walks. The worst bit is the Euroweg from St. Nicolas to ... Read full review