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Bernina and Bregaglia, Selected Climbs

BRIEFLY NOTED (JT: John Thackray; DS: David Stevenson)

Bernina and Bregaglia, Selected Climbs. Lindsay Griffin. Alpine Club Guide Books. 480 pages, 42 route photos, 74 diagrams. £18.50 (Mail order from Cordee, 3a De Montfort St., Leicester LE1 7HD, Great Britain.)

Comment: The Piz Badille was a rite of passage in the days of Buhl, Terray, Gervasutti, Cassin and Rebuffat, who wrote that coffee table classic, The Hundred Finest Routes in the Gergell-Disgrazia-Engadine. But the region has not been on the hit list of many U.S. climbers. This jewel of a book could change that: smaller than a pocket book, it is a model of compact design, clear writing, plus first-rate topos and photos. (JT)