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Brad Johnson: Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca (Peru)

Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca

CLASSIC CLIMBS OF THE CORDILLERA BLANCA is, by far, the most beautiful and comprehensive book yet produced about Peru's - and South America's - most famous mountain range.. With 182 spectacular color images, including 16 panoramas, and detailed descriptions, author Brad Johnson leads us to the best that the Cordillera Blanca has to offer. Also included are 12 three-dimensional maps, using a cartographic technique never before presented in a climbing guidebook. Johnson's savvy travel tips and colorful anecdotes support the conventional wisdom that nowhere else are high-altitude climbs so enjoyable, accessible and inexpensive.

Here, for the first time, is all the information you need about the Cordillera Blanca under one cover.

 

Pages: 200
Format: 20,5 cm x 25 cm

Language: English

1-85284-455-8
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Cicerone: Aconcagua

Aconcagua

This is the complete guide to climbing Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and the highest in the world outside the Himalayas. At 6962m it is one of the highest places accessible to ordinary mortals.

The guide contains all the practical information on climbing and trekking in the region, and details of getting the best from stays in Santiago and Mendoza en route to the mountains. It covers:

. preparation for high altitude mountaineering - equip­ment, gear and acclimatisation

. exploration and discovery of the mountain and the surrounding region, geology, wildlife and flora, the

people and culture . strategies for the ascent . the Normal and Polish Glacier routes – on Aconcagua

. trekking in the southern Andes, the Vallecitos and Tupungato ranges

. the ascent of EI Plomo near Santiago, the most popular 5000m moun­tain in the Andes.

 

Pages: 176
Dimensions: 12 cm x 18 cm

9781904777618
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Cuzco and the Inca heartland (Footprint)

Cuzco and the Inca heartland

Lost cities, ancient trails and colonial palaces with Inca foundations. The best adventure activities. Hiking among the mountain gods. Biking in the Sacred Valley. Rafting on the river that speaks. Where to eat, drink and sleep. Spinning a yarn. Festivals of the sun and the snow star. Andean llamas, jungle birds and a city shaped like a puma.

Pages: 352
Size: 12,5 cm x 21cm

9781898481126
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Explore the Inca Trail (Rucksack Readers)

Explore the Inca Trail 

This guide contains everything the walker needs to plan and enjoy hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, choosing from three routes taking from two to seven days. Step-by-step sections cover variations of the four-day Classic Trail from Kilometre 88, the Shortest option from Kilometre 104 and the longer, more strenuous trek from Mollepata.

The book includes:
. drop-down flap with map of all three trails and a detailed site plan of Machu Picchu
. over 7S colour photographs illustrating the trails, wildlife and Inca ruins
. advice on planning and preparation, including fitness training and packing checklist
. medical advice on how to prevent and manage altitude sickness
. background information on Inca culture, the ruins and modern Peru
. information about the Andean wildlife to be seen along the trail
. reference Information and vocabulary in Spanish, Quechua and English

Pages: 64
Size: 14,5cm x 22cm

9781852846312
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Peru's Inca Trails

Wandelgids Peru - Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails | Cicerone
The eastern slope of the Peruvian Andes is one of the most dramatic and diverse places on the planet, dropping from over 6000m (20,000ft) to just 200m above sea level. This dramatic drop in elevation produces a wide range of constantly changing climactic and vegetative zones – it is often possible to hike from the base of a glacier down to the jungle in just a day or two. Combined with the countless Inca sites and ubiquitous Inca roads, this makes the Sacred Valley one of the best trekking and mountain biking destinations in the world.
Machu Picchu is well known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the Inca Trail trek that leads there is nearly as famous. What is less known, however, is the vast choice of other epic adventure trips that exist in the region – treks through soaring Andean glaciers and Incan ruins, bike rides through stunning alpine and jungle scenery. Nearly every route in this book uses an Inca road or visits an Inca ruin – and most do both. The majority of the Inca roads can also be biked as well as hiked, so there is plenty of scope for both activities.
There are several bases to choose from for a Sacred Valley visit:
Ollantaytambo is perhaps the best base, as from here you can trek or mountain bike to Machu Picchu, Quillabamba, Choquequirao and nearly every other major site in the Sacred Valley. The town itself retains its original layout, Inca architecture and culture, and small village charm.
Cusco is the largest Inca city, with attractions including museums and restaurants as well as Inca sites. It is the starting point of only a few treks, but those include the iconic routes to Machu Picchu and Choquequirao.
Ausangate is the highest peak in the Cusco area, at a staggering 6270m. The region is home to some excellent hot springs, as well as various outstanding treks, and is usually accessed from the village of Tinqui.
The Andes are a formidable trekking and biking destination however. The altitude is often 3-4000m, so you will need time to acclimatise, even for the more moderate routes. The terrain is steep and rocky, which is particularly important to know for bikers when hiring a bike. Author Will Janecek has taken care to explain what to look out for when choosing your bike rental, to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.
The routes in this guide describe the very best day and multi-day, walks and MTB routes, many previously unpublished, right across the Valley.
40 routes illustrated with custom mapping
includes many alternative routes to Machu Picchu, off the main tourist trail, which don't require a licensed guide or Incan trail permit
full background information on visiting the area, including how to hire bikes, guides and mules
Activities
mountainbiking, hiking, trekking
Seasons
best months to visit are May to September, when the weather is virtually guaranteed to be dry; the other months fall in the rainy season but there will also be plenty of sunshine.
Centres
Agua Calientes, Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Huancancalle, Ausangate
Difficulty
the trekking and mountainbiking in the Sacred Valley is often strenuous and difficult; all routes are graded for difficulty and terrain indicated and also whether it is better to go with a trekking agency or hire a local guide; a few glacier climbs are outlined which require the correct expertise and equipment but most routes require no special equipment or skills and can be accomplished by anyone of average fitness.
Must See
the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but also many other routes to many other Incan sites such as Choquechirau, Espiritu Pampa; spectacular Mt. Ausangate.
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Rucksack Reader: Aconcagua - Summit of South America

Aconcagua
Summit of South America

Of the seven continental summits, Aconcagua (at 6962m/ 22,840 ft) is second in height only to Everest. Yet it is surprisingly free of snow and ice, and experienced hikers can reach the roof of the Americas without technical expertise. This book explains how to tackle one of the world's highest and toughest treks, including

. advice on planning and preparation

. preventing and managing altitude sickness

. practical tips on load-carrying, mules and porters

. how to choose your route

. step-by-step detail on the Normal and Polish Traverse routes.

The concise text is supported by mapping, diagrams and 60 colour photographs. Printed on waterproof paper and bound to open flat, it weighs just 112 grams/4 oz.

 

Pages: 96

Size:  11,5 cm x 14,5 cm

9781845379476
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The Andes Trekking + Climbing

The Andes
26 treks and 18 climbing peaks

This stunning guidebook, covering 26 treks and 18 climbing peaks, is an indispensable tool for both the experienced climber and the first-time trekker visiting the Andes - one of the world's greatest, yet least known, trekking destinations.Covering the range from Venezuela in the north to Patagonia in the south, the book offers clear, authoritative descriptions of treks - some short, two-day-hikes and other, more strenuous two-week treks. The guide is also crammed with practical information on travel, techniques and equipment, so visitors will have as safe and healthy a tour as possible.Top-class cartography and strip maps pinpoint every route and give a reliable idea of distance and timings. The book is further enhanced by more than 100 fantastic photographs. Fully updated for its second edition, the book also features an eye-catching new cover.

Pages: 192
Format: 16,6cm x 24,2 cm

0-89886-669-3
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The Mountaineers Books: Aconcagua

Aconcagua
a climbing guide

 

Aconcagua-at 22,841 feet, the highest peak in the Western hemisphere-is a paradoxical mountain. The normal route along the Northwest Ridge is a walkup; the South Face is defended by bands of loose rock, ice cliffs, and huge avalanches. While this Argentine peak is easily accessible by the highway between Mendoza and Santiago, high altitude and severe weather pose daunt­ing challenges. Aconcagua: A Climbing Guide, now completely revised and up­dated in its second edition, is key to under­

standing the many faces of this mountain and meeting its unique challenges.

 

- The only English-language guidebook to Aconcagua

- Details 27 routes, including both the popular and the less-traveled

- Covers three major approaches: Horcones Valley, South Face, and Vacas and Relinchos Vallevs

- Information on equipment, permits and outfitters

- Information about seasons, weather and high altitude health.

 

 

Pages.:144

Dimensions: 13,5 cm x 21 cm

Language: English

9781905864553
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Trailblazer: The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail

    • Machu Picchu - Lost City of the Incas and one of the world's greatest sights
    • Cusco - where to stay. where to eat, and what to see in the ancient Inca capital
    • The Inca Trail, Santa Teresa Trek, Choquequirao Trek,  the Vileabamba Trail and hikes around Cusco and the Urubamba Valley - 12 hikes from two days to two weeks with 35detailed route maps showing walking times, camping places and all points of interest. Best known is the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. which follows part of the old Inca highway over passes of 4200m (13.75Oft).Also included is the Vilea­bamba Trail. a fascinating four-day hike to the ruins at Espiritu Pampa, last Inca capital.
    • Lima - street plans, what to see, where to stay and getting to Cusco
    • Practical information - planning your trip and getting to Peru from North America, Europe and Australasia
    • History of the Incas - plus ground plans of 13 Inca ruins
    • Green hiking - how to minimize your impact on a fragile region
    • Flora and fauna - full-colour section
    • Language - Spanish and Quechua
    • 65 maps and street plans

Pages: 288

Size: 12 cm x 18 cm