Some of the finest ski tours of the central and eastern European Alps are described in this guidebook. It includes hut-to-hut tours that explore the Bernese, Urner, Albula and Bernina Alps of Switzerland, as well as classic tours through the Silvretta, Otztal, Stubai and Ortler regions of Austria and Italy. The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. This second volume of the Ski Mountaineering series includes some of the finest ski tours of the central and eastern Alps; hut-to-hut tours that explore the Bernese, Urner, Albula and Bernina Alps of Switzerland, as well as classic tours through the Silvretta, Otztal, Stubai and Ortler regions of Austria and Italy. Volume 1 covers the Western Alps.
Generally March until mid-May. Each route has a suggested best time to go.
Bill O'Connor is an internationally qualified(IFMGA) mountain and ski guide based in the Lake District. He spends up to eight months of the year abroad, at least three of which are spent off-piste skiing and touring in the Alps. A former Head of Outdoor Education at both Marlborough College and Loughborough University he has spent the last twenty-five years guiding in Britain, Europe and the Greater Ranges. Bill is a member of the Alpine Club, Alpine Climbing Group and Alpine Ski Club, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. When not 'out there doing it' he lectures, contributes articles and photographs to most of the leading outdoor publications in the UK and abroad, and runs his photographic library. He has contributed to numerous publications on mountaineering and has written several acclaimed books including an alpine guidebook to Mont Blanc, a book of scrambles in the Lake District and two volumes on Nepal including The Trekking Peaks Of Nepal. for information about his guiding, writing and photography check out his web site on: www.oconnoradventure.com