A Long Walk in the Alps

The Eiger to the Matterhorn




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/12/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781425167813

About the Book

There can be no more enduring symbols of the Alps than the Eiger and the Matterhorn. These two great mountains have inspired climbers throughout Europe while the towns at their feet, Grindelwald and Zermatt, have become World famous resorts. A Long Walk in the Alps describes a journey beginning under the shadow of the Eiger's infamous north wall and finishing in the high meadows beneath the soaring ridges of the Matterhorn. The trail from Grindelwald leads first through the idyllic Jungfrau Region before heading off to high passes, forgotten valleys and sleepy alpine villages on the way to its destination in Zermatt. If you are after a book that gives an insight into the experience of travelling in Switzerland rather than just directions, then A Long Walk in the Alps is for you.

About the Author

Pete Buckley runs the mountain walking and travel website armchair-traveller.co.uk and has travelled extensively in Europe and further afield. He is the author of 31 Days in a Campervan, recounting a journey around New Zealand made during the summer of 2005 and A Long Walk in the Alps which is his second book. He lives in the Blackburn area, is married to Jacqui and has two sons, Josh aged 12 and Daniel aged 2 at the time of writing.