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A guide to the best walking and trekking routes on both sides of Mont Blanc (Monte Bianco), in France and Italy, based around Chamonix and Courmayeur. 50 day walks are clearly described and also 4 short multi-day treks for Vallorcine to Plaine Joux, the Tour des Aiguilles Rouges, Vallorcine to Servoz and a circuit of the Italian Val Ferret.This new, updated edition features 50 new, larger scale route maps. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Western Europe and this area is the world capital of mountaineering. It is a sublime landscape of glaciers, high snowy summits, flower-decked slopes and rocky trails to satisfy any hiker.The author is a locally-based British guide and photographer and a real expert on the range and here offers lots of extra background information about the region, including hut etiquette, local transport and suggested activities for rainy days.