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The Mont Blanc range topo guide

Michel Piola

The Mont Blanc range topo guide

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Published by Editions Equinoxe in Vernier .
Written in English


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StatementMichel Piola ; translation Jules Mills. vol.1, Rock.
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Open LibraryOL19850953M


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The Mont Blanc Range Topo Guide. Volume 1. Michel Piola. Editions Equinoxe, Vernier, Switzerland, pages. Maps, 30 black-and-white photographs. Softcover. Translated from the French by Jules Mills.

French francs (approx. $20). This book contains decent descriptions of the main route(s) on 21 peaks in the Mont Blanc massif. Size wise, the book is halfway between a coffee table book and a small top guide. Sadly it isn't great at being either.

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