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Alpes et Neige 100 Sommets à Ski

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Alpes et Neige 100 Sommets à Ski by Philippe and Claude Traynard. Paris: B. Arthaud, 1965. About 220 pages; 101 full-page photographs about 7½" x 9". No price stated.

This book by the Traynards contains 101 one-page descriptions of winter ascents in the French Alps, from Faucigny to Vésubie. Each page is in the style of a climbers’ guide, and each is faced by a splendid photograph of the region that is being described, usually including the summit. The routes, of course, are by skis wherever the terrain is skiable. The authors dedicate their work to all skiers. The photographs, many of which are by Félix Germain, are sufficient to justify the book. Most of them arouse our longing to escape to a place that is free from atmospheric pollution.

Thomas H. Jukes

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