hard cover bound, cloth bookmark, 329 pages, 13 x 19 cm
80 described itineraries (see map 2!)
The descriptions include varied, personal anecdotes of my tours. My successes, difficulties, and unexpected setbacks.
The text is accompanied by numerous photographs, that not only aim to support the description, but also have artistic value and aim to expose the reader to the incredible atmosphere inherent to such adventures. For example, the description of the ‘southern volcanoes’ in Chile often surprises skiers, hikers and climbers.
Because access to the routes is often not easy in these, as yet, little developed areas, great care has been taken to provide detailed maps and descriptions to route origins.
Each region is first presented as a whole. The itineraries are portrayed through illustrated descriptive sheets. Complementary information for other interesting itineraries - not undertaken by the author - is sometimes added.
The first section presents this as yet little known region of the Andes. Then follow the technical characteristics of each itinerary, covered by the author on skis. 9 maps and 400 photos facilitate one's understanding of the Cordillera morphology, its crops, the appearance of the vegetation, the meteorology, snow conditions, summits, and itinerary routes.