Item description for Pennine Way, 2nd: British Walking Guide: planning, places to stay, places to eat; includes 140 large-scale walking maps (Trailblazer Guides) by Keith Carter...
Fully revised fifth edition of this practical guide with 60 detailed route maps covering not only the classic treks but also the wild routes:
Everest expedition route
Trekking from Lukla
The Gokyo trek
Trekking peaks -- including Mera and IslandPeak
Information for all budgets and trekking styles
Ranging from lush terraced fields to the highest mountain on earth, the scenery is breath-taking. There are trekking possibilities to suit all budgets -- from independent trekkers on a shoestring staying in simple lodges with Sherpa families to travelers on all-inclusive guided treks with every luxury provided.
Getting to Nepal from Europe, North America and Australasia
Kathmandu--- trekking preparations and what to see
Where to stay and eat --- Kathmandu and along the trails
Employing a guide or porter in Nepal
The environment --- how to minimize your impact on a fragile region and still take hot 'green' showers
Health and safety
60 route maps and village plans
Plus -- 30 color photos
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 4.7" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Mar 17, 2009
Publisher Trailblazer Publications
ISBN 1905864027 ISBN13 9781905864027 UPC 839739019959
Availability 0 units.
More About Keith Carter
KEITH CARTER holds the endowed Walles Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and is the recipient of a 2009 Texas Medal of Arts Award and the Lange-Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He is the author of ten previous books, including A Certain Alchemy, Holding Venus, Keith Carter Photographs: Twenty-Five Years, Heaven of Animals, Mojo, The Blue Man, and From Uncertain to Blue. Carter's work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art; sthe Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the George Eastman House; and the Wittliff Collections' Southwestern & Mexican Photography Collection.
Reviews - What do customers think about Pennine Way, 2nd: British Walking Guide: planning, places to stay, places to eat; includes 140 large-scale walking maps (Trailblazer Guides)?
Excellent Guide Oct 16, 2009
I have used other Trailblazer guides before and have found them to be extremely helpful in planning for a trek. This guide provides a concise overview of the country, culture and essential "need to know" information which make for a more enjoyable experience during your visit. If you have room for only one guide in your pack this would be a good choice.
Everest region Aug 2, 2009
Excellent book. Information is up to date. Having been there before, I see it is accurate, precise and written in a style to convey important information clearly and correctly. Anybody wishing to go to Nepal and in particular, the Everest region, must read this book first. This book is not available in Australia (and maybe some other countries)I have been keen to read this travel guide for a long time and now I have it. I'm very pleased with my purchase.
The BEST trekking book I have ever used!! Feb 18, 2009
Highly Recommended! I have trekked extensively in Nepal, including the Everest region three times, and this is the BEST trekking book I have ever used. Ever!
The maps are especially detailed and accurate - perfect! The trekking times are consistent and accurate, allowing me to plan how far I want to trek in a given day. I like the fact that the guidebook only focuses on one region, giving it a lot more detail. I even use the Kathmandu City Guide for my stay in Kathmandu.
Self absorbed author Jan 27, 2006
For the most part this book is decent. It is made better by the fact that it is almost impossible to get lost on the Everest or Gokyo treks. The author is in love with himself and spends lots of time describing things that have nothing to do with you finding the trail. The maps are hand written and not to scale. If it weren't obvious you might get lost. Unfortunately books like lonely planet focus on all of the Nepal treks and therefore are not as in depth.
Excellent guide for the Everest trek Jul 4, 2001
I would agree with all previous reviews that this book is a must-have for all trekkers heading to the Everest region. I used it myself quite extensively on my trek there in May 2001, and it was most useful. The only thing I can add is that not only does it have very detailed maps and practical advice for the trekker, but it is also very compact and leightweight, which is very important if you are going to heights of more than 5,000m! The books' binding is sturdy and paper quite thick, which is good for backpacking (it will not fall apart after a week of trekking). I think this book is the best buy.