After a few last minute technical issues, the Chamonix Rockfax guidebook that I've been working on for the past 3 years is available for pre-order. This has been a huge project for me and the thought that it is now just a couple of weeks from publication is incredibly exciting.
The book will cost £34.95 but if you pre-order it, the price is just £25.95 and the book should be published in the week beginning 26th September. The App version of the book is already available on the Rockfax App.
To pre-order, head to http://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/chamonix/
The book covers rock, mixed and ice routes for the following areas of the Chamonix valley -
Glacier du Tour, Glacier d'Argentière, Glacier de Talèfre, Grandes Jorasses, Envers des Aiguilles, Plan de L'Aiguille, Aiguille du Midi, Helbronner, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Blanc, Tré la Tête, Brévent, Planpraz, Index, Servoz, Les Gaillands, les Mottets, La Joux, Les Chéserys, Vallorcine, Barberine and details about the bouldering areas in the valley.
All topos are on high resolution photos, and we've worked hard to make the location of each route abundantly clear using extremely high quality mapping software and overview photos. The book also contains a huge amount of information about alpine weather and conditions, logistics, advice on how to prepare for a trip, details on travelling to/from Chamonix and accommodation once you get there.
Here is a list of the chapters, plus a few sample pages -
I can't wait to get my hands on my copy and I wrote the thing! Hopefully you will find it a useful resource to plan and carry out a trip to the best mountain valley (I know I'm biased) on Earth.