- Picos de Europa. Walks and climbs. Przewodnik trekingowy wyd. Cicerone Press autor: Robin Walker
Autor: Robin Walker
Format: 12 x 17 cm
Ilość stron: 224
The guidebook has walks and climbs in the Picos de Europa, a limestone range to the north of the central section of the Cordillera Cantabrica, on the northern Atlantic shore of Spain, Europe. Routes divided into two main groups: valley-based and mountain, of all grades. With background information such as geology, flora, fauna and history.
The Picos de Europa, Spain’s premier
National Park and a UNESCO Man and the Biosphere designated area, are unique
among Europe's mountains: geologically, for being the largest single mass of
mountain limestone in the continent; geographically, for being the only true
maritime range Europe possesses; and sociologically, for retaining even to this
day a large part of the culture that has for centuries been the basis of life in
the towns and villages dotted around the area.
Though relatively modest in terms of altitude and extent, the Picos are, nevertheless, high mountain terrain. The gentle pastures of the valleys quickly give way to spectacular but rugged alpine scenery. Approaches are steep, but the rewards for those able and willing to make the effort are immeasurable.
Chapters 1–3 of Walks and Climbs in the Picos de Europa deal with background information such as geology, flora, fauna, history and technical issues. Chapter 4 describes valley-based activities, whilst Chapter 5 offers detailed descriptions of walks, scrambles and alpine climbing from a number of different high-mountain bases. Suggestions are also given for multi-day walking tours and for winter mountaineering.