Books and Maps Alps

Useful Books and Maps ... and sources of inspiration

The following Guide Books (latest editions) have been indispensable:
- Walking the French Alps GR5: Lake Geneva to Nice by Martin Collins ( Cicerone Press ) NB This has since been updated by a new version from the same publisher written by Paddy Dillon
These French Topo-guides from a very comprehensive series for all walking in France
- 504 Du Léman au Mont Blanc : - 530 La Vanoise : - 531 La Grande Traversée des Alpes : - 507 Tinée - Vésubie Vallée des Merveilles
All of these are available with very speedy delivery from the Map Shop in Upton-upon-Severn

... and 2 major sources of inspiration are the writings, actions and achievements of Norman Croucher, OBE and Judy Armstrong