/ Wanted: maps for the Alps

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AdCo82 on 07 Jan 2014 - user since 02/Jan/08
Where is the cheapest online shop to buy maps for climbing in the Alps? Specifically looking for maps of the Eiger area....

Cheers,

AT
thedatastream on 07 Jan 2014
In reply to An Triubhas:

Don't know about cheapest but I generally use http://www.themapshop.co.uk/ for foreign maps and they are most helpful.
AdCo82 on 07 Jan 2014
hokkyokusei - on 07 Jan 2014
In reply to An Triubhas:

Don't know about shops, but if you have access to a (colour) printer, then:

http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en
GridNorth - on 07 Jan 2014
In reply to An Triubhas:

Reading this thread made me realise that in over 40 years climbing in the alps I've never had to get a map out. I suppose its because the paths are well marked and the routes obvious making navigation straightforward with just the guidebook.
Rick Graham on 12 Jan 2014
In reply to GridNorth:

Hi GN

40 years for me as well and the map out only once.

Ok in good visibility but I remember an article by Joe Tasker in which he had to navigate over the top of Mont Blanc in a white out after doing the Eckfeiler. A few clues on contours and a compass would be indispensable.

Re the Eiger, the hardest navigation for the Mittelegi Ridge is finding the hole out of the Eismeer station and the West Flank descent requires careful scrutiny of the guidebook to get the best line.
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GridNorth - on 12 Jan 2014
In reply to Rick Graham:

> Hi GN

> 40 years for me as well and the map out only once.

> Ok in good visibility but I remember an article by Joe Tasker in which he had to navigate over the top of Mont Blanc in a white out after doing the Eckfeiler. A few clues on contours and a compass would be indispensable.

Those were the days. These days the biggest danger is getting buried in the trench caused by the hordes. :-)

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