Vanoise Ski Touring


Author: Paul Henderson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 4938

This guidebook provides an introduction to ski touring in France's Savoie département and covers the Vanoise National Park and surrounding area. Routes across all the major areas of the region including tours of all levels of difficulty and of all styles, from one-day trips to multi-day, hut-to-hut journeys. Skiing exploded in Savoie in the 1960s and 1970s, when every mountain village wanted to exploit the 'white gold' that fell every winter. Despite the massive development of ski resorts, including some of the biggest and best in the world, many areas remained untouched and became the reserve of ski tourers. It is in these untouched areas that you will find the real 'white gold' of Savoie. The guide is aimed at skiers who find the magnificent, unspoilt scenery and peace and quiet of the mountains as exhilarating as the thrill of a perfect descent. The tours that have been chosen reflect the variety of landscape and skiing that makes ski touring in Savoie so special. The guide is divided into 12 chapters, which describe 63 days of skiing, with over 100 additional alternatives and variations. Many of the tours start from resorts and can be combined with a resort-based ski holiday.

Where to Ski


Author: Chris Gill,Dave Watts

Publisher: Boxtree Limited

ISBN: 9780752216898

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 520

View: 4663

Discusses the major ski resorts in Europe and North America, and rates them according to snow conditions, scenery, charm, and nightlife

The Americanization of France

Searching for Happiness After the Algerian War


Author: Barnett Singer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442221658

Category: History

Page: 283

View: 8098

This engaging, knowledgeable book traces the American path France has followed since resolving its searing Algerian conflict in 1962. Barnett Singer convincingly demolishes two pervasive clichés about modern France: first, that the country has never been fit to fight wars, including wars on terror; and second, that the French have always been and remain overwhelmingly anti-American. The end of the war led to an important sea change, clearing the way for France to embrace American culture, especially rock 'n' roll, and more generally, an American-style emphasis on personal happiness. The author argues that today's France, wounded by the loss of traditions and stability, is increasingly pro-American, clinging to trends from across the Atlantic as to a lifeline.

Two Planks and a Passion

The Dramatic History of Skiing


Author: Roland Huntford

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441134018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 436

View: 9692

Predating the wheel, the ski has played an important role in our history. This is brilliantly brought to life in this engaging book.

Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol 1 - Western Alps

Ski tours in France, Switzerland and Italy


Author: Bill O'Connor

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849657416

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 7377

Ski mountaineering guidebook to the Western Alps including the classic Haute Route, Chamonix to Zermatt, tours in the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. Volume 2 of this Alpine Ski Mountaineering series covers the Central and Eastern Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetime's ski mountaineering for the average skier, with rewards and challenges for all levels of ability.

Lonely Planet France


Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1788685288

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 8991

Lonely Planet’s France is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Grab a café crème at a Parisian sidewalk cafe, take in glacial panoramas above Chamonix and explore the Champagne-soaked city of Reims – all with your trusted travel companion.

The North Pool


Author: Rajiv Joseph

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593764987

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 3568

Khadim has no idea why he's been called into the office of Dr. Danielson, the Vice Principal at Sheffield High. At first, Danielson is cagey, using a minor violation to keep the boy at school for detention. But as tension mounts, Danielson alternately plays good cop and bad, and winds up catching Khadim in a series of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed. The truth shifts constantly in this riveting cat-and-mouse thriller from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. What’s bothering Dr. Danielson? What are the secrets that trouble Khadim? As the semester reaches its final hour, the time for revelation begins. The North Pool is a psychological drama that weaves a timely character study about racial and cultural profiling in America, skillfully using an interrogation to peel away ever more unexpected layers of the characters’ lives as they navigate our increasingly complex society.

Blowing My Own Trumpet


Author: Michael Faunce-Brown

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782223401

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 9547

MULTI-TALENTED EX-HEADTEACHER gives an account of war time in an English boarding school, losing his father from 1939-1946 while he was fighting Mr Hitler, not entirely solo; hostile neighbours on a Welsh hill farm, running an armoured regiment’s transport in Jordan, aged only nineteen, working on a New Zealand sheep farm, playing very coarse rugby, cleaning out an uncased well, playing in a dance band, teaching in the UK and being a Headmaster, losing his wife to cancer after a thirteen year struggle, writing and producing a full feature action movie, “Fight Back”, on DVD with Echelon, life in New Zealand again and Australia, making documentary films, filming from Beijing to Helsinki and also Botswana and much more. “So many people have nagged me to write the story of my life, so I have given in.”