Is there such a thing as a comprehensive list of must-do mountaineering routes in the Alps by difficulty rating: beginner, intermediate, advanced, expert?
What routes are universally considered classics/have outstanding quality and impressive beauty?
Rebuffat's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc Massif is a good starting point.
Plus the other volumes in the same series to other areas (Valais, Oberland, Ecrins etc), although I don't think any of the others were ever translated into English
And Rebuffat's classic has now been updated by Philippe Batoux
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