Guide de la Chaine du Mont Blanc, by Marcel Kurz. 12 mo. ; 501 pages, with index and 56 diagrams. Fourth edition. Lausanne: Payot et Cie., 1935.
The fourth edition of this standard guide (par pur piété filiale et pour perpétuer la tradition) contains 978 routes in the Mont Blanc area. It is a book for mountaineers, not for acrobats. The bibliographic index begins with A. A. J. and ends with Zsigmondy, the whole work evidencing the devoted labor of the author. The cabanes and refuges are considered in a preliminary chapter, following which the subdivisions of the range are dealt with in detail : the massifs of Trient, Tour Noir, Aiguille Verte, Grandes Jorasses, Aiguilles de Chamonix, Mont Blanc and Trélatête. The diagrams, in simple line technique with numbered routes, admirably supplement the text.
J. M. T.