Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter
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Scandinavian Mountains and Peaks Over 2000 Metres in the Hurrungane: Walks, Scrambles, Climbs and Ski Tours in Scandinavia's Most Spectacular Mountains (Hardcover)
The Hurrungane are the most spectacular mountains in Norway. James Baxter's book is a long-awaited English guidebook to these mountains.
With detailed route descriptions, alternatives and notes on winter (ski) ascents it is the definitive book to these mountains. Anyone planning a trip to these mountains west of Jotunheimen should not be without a copy!
Each route description is illustrated with a map and superb colour photographs. The routes are graded and give guidance on whether glacier equipment is needed, whether it is feasible in bad weather and if a winter ski ascent is practicable.
The book also gives some good information on other aspects of the Norwegian mountains: from a detailed section on flora and fauna, to an Appendix listing all the Scandinavian 2000m peaks.
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|Publisher||Scandinavian Publishing (30 Jun 2005)|
|Product Dimensions||10 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches|
This is just what is needed for climbers visiting Norway *****
I have to say well done, and please keep going with your project to write a guide to all the 2000 ers. The book is beautiful and the maps and pictures compliment each other. The information is very clear and easy to read.
I will be buying the other books when they become available, looking forward to our next trip to Norge summer 07.
Lucy Threlfall (Scotland), 25 Aug 2006
Detailed guidebook to beautiful mountains *****
Hurrungane is a mountain group in southern Norway, with a lot of sharp peaks and narrow ridges. Baxters book describes in great detail the easiest way to the summit of each of them, mostly involving easy climbing. He also describes alternative routes to all peaks, demanding harder climbing, but seldom harder than grade IV. There are maps showing all the routes and a large number of beautiful colour pictures.
The book starts with the geology, climate and history of the region, and a lot of information about transport, accommodation and so on. At the end there is a detailed and informative section with photographs and descriptions of animals, birds, trees and flowers found in the area.
Having myself lived permanently in this area for 30 years, and having walked, climbed and hunted here on a regular basis, it is usually easy to detect a lot of errors and inaccuracies in books of this kind. But not so here! As a whole they are very accurate, and often far better than any I have read before.
If you want to visit this beautiful mountain range, this is the only book you need!
Yngvar Hartvigsen (Luster, Norway), 20 May 2006