/ Ecrins ice guidebook?
it's a purple one called glace et mixte en cascade, brianconnais etc etc etc.
Dont know where stocks it. I bought the old edition many moons ago.
Hmm ... perhaps, but I've not seen the 2005 edition for sale in any of the shops in the area for a couple of years now. Is it out of print perhaps? There may be a new edition in the offing, but I've no idea how you'd find out.
The one in smithaldo's link is the definitive g/book that I've used. Not sure about purple - early edition? - but current one is grey with a yellow spine stripe as per picture.
In addition to AC Ecrins guide, there's some coverage - very selective, but to get you to some other nearby areas - in Mario Sertori's Alpine Ice. Using that with the info on ice-fall.com would be an acceptable solution if you couldn't get the proper guide.
Mmmm both my copies seem to be in the atic with my ice gear but they are the mentioned above. The ice fall site has lots of details on and we bought them in the gear shop in Briancon.
as far as i know the most recent addition is the 2005
The two latest books, Glace et mixte en cascade, Brianconnais - Argentierois - Embrunais, 2005 edition. This is Briancon and south in simple terms. Fine, Turin
Cascades, Oisans aux vall'ees, second edition, this covers La Grave and down in direction of Grenoble. Perroux, Damilano
You can buy them in most Tabacs and bookstores.
Hiked up to the bottom of the North Face of Tete De Saint Margguerit to day and conditions looked possible but THIN. Start at appx 1900m and the routes are about 600 to 800 meters. Looks like nice Scottish mixed.
Page 28 Glace et mixte en cascade, Brianconnais - Argentierois - Embrunais, 2005 edition.
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