The Alpine Guide Book Will Show You the Way
Anyone planning a holiday in the mountains can hardly avoid buying an alpine guide book for the area in question. Alpine guide books close the gap between walking guide books and special climbing guides. The classic region guides are published by the respective Alpine clubs and are limited to a relatively small region. But these smaller Alpine Club guide books know every stone by name. These Alpine guide books now have competition from selection guides published by numerous publishers, which focus on particularly rewarding destinations in a larger area. So you will need to decide on whether you want to spend more time in one area, or whether you want to get to know the whole Alpine region.
What are the benefits of an alpine guide book?
An alpine guide book is as much a part of your climbing equipment as your helmet or rope. It provides information on the most important questions right from the planning phase. It also gives detailed information on the length and difficulty of the tour. And of course there are also details of accommodation options along the way, such as bivouac huts or alpine club huts. The alpine guide books of the alpine clubs in particular also offer background information on the region, on the rocks found there or on well-known mountaineering personalities of the area. It may be difficult for non-mountaineers to comprehend, but reading an Alpine club guide book can be as exciting as reading a novel.