Sunday, 18 October 2015

Chamonix Rockfax

If it seems that this blog has been a little quieter than usual over 2015, the reason is that I have been working away on a guidebook to Chamonix and have not had much mountain time as a result.

It is due to be published in early summer next year and will be coming out both as a book and in app form. It is being published by Rockfax so keep an eye on their website and also for more information. I'll also put a post on here when I have a definite release date and information about how to pre-order the book.

The guidebook will be pretty huge (the current page count is at least 400, although the final number may be closer to 500) and it will cover the best of Chamonix, from valley crags right through to classic alpine routes, high mountain granite, the Aiguilles Rouges and the big north faces of the Massif. All of the topos will be high resolution colour photographs and as anyone who has ever used a Rockfax book knows, their production standards are extremely high.

In the meantime, here are some sample pages just to give you a feel of what to expect. These are yet to be fully formatted and edited so small cosmetic changes will be made and some details may be added where needed but hopefully you get the gist.

(N.B. The kink in the middle of this image is to compensate for the way that a book opens and prevents some information from being visible in the middle of a double page).

There is still a lot of work to do with finishing off the final pages so I don't foresee me getting out much in the near future but stay tuned in case I squeeze in the odd mountain day and check back for information about the book.