/ Pennine Alps/Saas valley - guide books?
I'm planning my first trip out to the alps in early June. I'm looking to base myself out of Saas Grund and do some stuff like the Via Ferratas, or the Dri Hornli, and maybe the Weissmies.
Can anyone suggest a good guidebook that covers that region that I can get hold of?
I know Valais Alps East is meant to be good, but its 50 quid on amazon?!
Many thanks :)
Not used where you are based, but I used to get those AC books from the London Libs. Great free guidebook loan service. Pretty sure I go the Valais East from Islington Lib.
I just happen to have bought a new Valais Alps East in Madrid in Desnivel (http://www.libreriadesnivel.com/libros/valais-alps-east-selected-climbs/9780900523625/) bookshop for 25EUR (1999 edition), so 50GBP sounds like a killer.
You can try looking at http://www.libreriadesnivel.com/condicionesdeenvio/#b at making the counts: 28EUR for book plus 18EUR of shipping costs still works out less than 50 quid - mind you I seem to have taken the last book from the shelf so not sure if they have any more available in the bookstore (the webpag says you have to wait max 10 days for availability).
You can give it a try, perhaps some of your friends will be in Madrid before you go to the Alps and could get you this book (you could call and reserve one) - long shot, but looking at the book itself well worth a try!