Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji

Northern, Central and Southern Alps
Author: Tom Fay,Wes Lang
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 178362714X
Category: Travel
Page: 400
View: 1383
Guidebook to the magnificent Japan Alps, which stretch across the middle of the main island of Honshu, and iconic Mount Fuji. The guide describes nine day-walks and thirteen treks of 2-8 days covering the North, Central and South Alps, as well as the four main routes up Mount Fuji - Japan's highest mountain at 3776m - and a further route on neighbouring Mount Kurodake. The routes visit many of the region's key summits, including several over 3000m. They are graded according to difficulty, although several entail steep ascents and difficult terrain and a few include scrambling and exposure, calling for a sure foot and a good head for heights. Comprehensive step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by clear mapping. The Japan Alps and Mount Fuji boast a well-developed walking infrastructure, and the routes make use of the many mountain huts and campgrounds, full details of which are given in the guide. Some also include the opportunity to visit a traditional hot-spring bath for a refreshing soak after your hike. You will find all the information you will need to plan a successful walking or trekking holiday, with a wealth of advice on travel, bases, accommodation and facilities. There are additional notes on plants and wildlife, the history of hiking in Japan and safety in the mountains, as well as full mountain-hut listings and a helpful glossary. Inspirational colour photography completes the package, offering a taste of the breathtaking mountain vistas to whet your appetite.

Walking in the Cairngorms

Over 100 walks, trails and scrambles including Lochnagar
Author: Ronald Turnbull
Publisher: Cicerone Press
ISBN: 1783625252
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 3857
This guidebook contains over 100 routes for walking in the Cairngorms. It includes 18 Munro summits of the region and the smaller hills outside the main range. Walks range in length from 1 to 26 miles and are graded for difficulty. For the adventurous there are the best of the area's rocky scrambles, and the classic through-routes including the Lairig Ghru. For those looking for a more gentle alternative, there are easy, sandy trails wandering among the tall pines and along the banks of the great rivers Spey, Nethy and Dee. The routes are split into seven parts, and along with the main Cairngorm range between Speyside and Deeside, cover Lochnagar. Mountain walks are illustrated with sketch maps, while the low-level and mid-level routes have 1:50,000 mapping. A detailed 'Summit Summary' is included for five hills - Macdui, Cairn Gorm, Braeriach, Cairn Toul and Lochnagar - these are the hills you will want to ascend lots of times by many different routes. Icons at the start of each route indicate type of walk (low level, mid-level or mountain) and ratings of its length and difficulty. Information on snack stops, public transport and accommodation is provided for each area, as well as a route summary table, scrambles summary and grading.

Shorter Treks in the Pyrenees

7 great one and two week circular treks
Author: Brian Johnson
Publisher: Cicerone Press
ISBN: 1783627735
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
View: 8866
A guidebook to seven circular treks exploring the Pyrenees of France and Spain. The treks are designed with accommodation in mountain refuges or mountain villages at the end of each stage, though there are plenty of options to camp for those who prefer to backpack. Detailed descriptions for each stage of the route are accompanied by sketch maps and elevation profiles. Route 1: Tour of the Basque Country - This route takes you over the steep rolling hills (in both France and Spain) at the western end of the Pyrenees. Accommodation is mainly in Basque villages with steep climbs leading to long walks along easy grassy ridges. Route 2: Pic du Midi d'Ossau - This route takes in the magnificent limestone scenery at the western end of the High Pyrenees by combining the popular Tour du Pic du Midi d'Ossau, in France, with the best sections of the quieter La Senda de Camille on the Spanish side of the border. Route 3: Tour de Vignemale and La Alta Ruta de Los Perdidos - This is the most demanding trek in the guide with easy scrambling over steep passes. The magnificent trek through the alpine terrain around Vignemale and Monte Perdido includes six of the honeypots of the Pyrenees; Cauterets, Vignemale, Gavarnie, Pineta, Ordesa and the Picos del Infierno. Route 4: Reserve Naturelle de Neouvielle - The shortest trek in this guide takes you through the popular Reserve Naturelle de Neouvielle and the surrounding mountains in the French Parc National des Pyrenees. It visits many lakes and tarns in magnificent granite scenery and there is the opportunity to climb several peaks, including Pic du Midi de Bigorre and Pic de Bastan. The trek is based around the GR10 and one of its variations, the GR10C. Route 5: Carros de Foc - The Carros de Foc is an understandably popular trek in the magnificent Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, in the Spanish part of Catalonia. This is another granite massif dotted with hundreds of lakes and tarns. The huts are close together so there is a great deal of flexibility in planning, with most walkers taking 5-7 days for the trek. Route 6: Tour des Montagnes d'Ax and the Tour des Perics - The Ariege is a relatively unknown area at the eastern end of the High Pyrenees. This tour combines the magnificent alpine mountains of the Tour des Montagnes d'Ax on either flank of the Vallee de l'Ariege with the Tour des Perics in the gentler scenic mountains of the Cerdagne in the French part of Catalonia. Route 7: The icons of Catalonia: Puigmal and Canigou - Our final tour goes through both the Spanish and French parts of Catalonia at the eastern end of the Pyrenees, taking in ascents of the two most climbed peaks in the Pyrenees; Puigmal and Canigou. Despite rising to almost 3000m the mountain ridges are gentler than in the High Pyrenees, more reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands, although the valleys still have an alpine feel. Much of the time is spent on spectacular high-level traverses of steep mountain slopes.

Trekking the Kungsleden

The King's Trail through Northern Sweden
Author: Mike Laing
Publisher: Cicerone Press
ISBN: 1783627794
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 1001
Sweden's most famous long-distance trail, the Kungsleden (King's Trail) traverses the land of the Sámi people and the midnight sun, stretching 460km between Abisko and Hemavan. Around half the route lies within the Arctic Circle showcasing an ever-changing landscape of snowy mountains, deep glacial valleys, open fell, expansive lakes and verdant forest. The fully waymarked trail is comprised of five continuous and distinct sections: these can be walked individually or a thru-hike will take around a month. The guide also includes the popular Abisko to Nikkaluokta circuit, which can be completed in a week, and an ascent of Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest peak at 2098m. In addition to clear route description and mapping, you'll find a wealth of practical advice covering accommodation and facilities, equipment and resupply and detailed notes on how to get to and from the section start and finish-points. A Swedish and Fell Sámi glossary can be found in the appendix. Although there are plentiful opportunities for wild camping, three of the five trail sections are equipped with huts (many including a shop and a sauna) making them easily accessible to all. The remaining two sections have a more remote feel that will appeal to those intent on finding some solitude. To add further colour, there are seven mandatory lake crossings on the trail with the option of rowing or using the motorised service: full details are provided in the text. The Kungsleden passes through five national parks, including Sarek. Other highlights include the striking Tjäktjavagge glacial valley and the famous hay meadows of Aktse, perfectly framed by the azure Lájtávrre delta and the sheer chiselled face of Skierrffe. The Kungsleden invites you to step into a new world, and it may well prove to be the start of a long and rich association involving many repeated visits.

The Hebridean Way

Long-distance Walking Route Through Scotland's Outer Hebrides
Author: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783625066
Page: 192
View: 578
Officially launched in 2017, the Hebridean Way offers walkers the opportunity to experience the magic of Scotland's Outer Hebrides in one inspirational journey. The waymarked route stretches 247km (155 miles) from Vatersay to Stornaway, linking ten major islands of the archipelago by means of causeways and two ferry crossings: Vatersay, Barra, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, Grimsay, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis. Suitable for most walkers with a moderate level of fitness, it can be completed in 8-14 days and is rich in natural, historical and cultural interest. This guidebook presents the Hebridean Way in 10 stages of 16-35km (10-22 miles), plus two additional stages to extend the route to the Butt of Lewis in line with future plans. Detailed route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping, stunning photography to whet your appetite and a wealth of information about local points of interest. The introduction offers an overview of the islands' geology, history, plants and wildlife as well as comprehensive practical advice for walking the route, such as when to go, how to get there (and back) and what to take. Accommodation listings can be found in the appendices. The route is a celebration of the diverse landscapes of the Hebrides, from dazzling white shell beaches to wild moorland and flower-strewn machair. It visits Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, ruined forts and castles and monuments commemorating Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Highland Land Struggle. The islands are also a great location to spot seabirds, raptors and a number of migratory species. Informative and inspiring, Richard Barrett's guidebook is an ideal companion to discovering this captivating route.

The Wye Valley Walk

From Chepstow to Plynlimon
Author: The Wye Valley Walk Partnership
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849658358
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 2571
Official guidebook to the Wye Valley Walk. Following the River Wye for 136 miles from the mouth of the river at Chepstow to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, the Wye Valley offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking. Devised by the Wye Valley Walk Partnership, the walk takes up to two weeks to complete, and enjoys the superb scenery of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts, and also includes a Wye Valley Walk passport, for walkers to collect stamps along the route for a permanent record of their journey. The Way offers a perfect mix of river and hill walking as it follows the River Wye. The walk leads through a dramatic limestone gorge, dense woodland beneath limestone crags and past peaceful river meadows in some of the most superb scenery in the heart of the Wye Valley.

Andar, una filosofía

Author: Frédéric Gros
Publisher: TAURUS
ISBN: 8430616942
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
View: 9030
Caminar es mucho más que poner un pie delante del otro. ¿Y si solo se pudiera pensar bien a través de los pies? «Un admirable libro que entusiasmará incluso a los sedentarios empedernidos.» Le Monde des Livres Andar no exige ni aprendizaje, ni técnica, ni material ni dinero. Sólo requiere de un cuerpo, de espacio y de tiempo. Cada día son más los aficionados a caminar, y todos ellos obtienen los beneficios de esa propensión: sosiego, comunión con la naturaleza, plenitud... Andar. Una filosofía es un recorrido (a pie), filosófico y literario, en compañía de ilustres autores como Rimbaud, Thoreau o Kant cuyo hilo conductor es el simple hecho de caminar. Andar como experiencia de libertad, como acto solitario y propicio para la ensoñación, como motor de creatividad... Este libro es una celebración delpaseo y una reivindicación de virtudes elementales que parecemos haber olvidado en esta época de prisas y de monotonía. Desde un enfoque cultural, Frédéric Gros se adhiere a la corriente de lo slow y nos invita a valorar las ventajas de la lentitud. «Para ir más despacio no se ha encontrado nada mejor que andar. Para andar hacen falta ante todo dos piernas. Todo lo demás es superfluo. ¿Quieren ir más rápido? Entonces no caminen, hagan otra cosa: rueden, deslícense, vuelen». La crítica ha dicho... «Un hermoso libro escrito para aquellos que aún no han partido.» Le Figaro «Pasear y descansar en las aceras, entre los edificios, una celebración necesaria de la vida en la ciudad.» El correo de Andalucía «Un libro inclasificable en el que la luz de la mañana ilumina las ideas.» L'Express «Un admirable libro que entusiasmará incluso a los sedentarios empedernidos.» Le Monde des Livres «Un paseo tranquilo, al ritmo de un pensamiento cálido y pertinente, que de manera eficaz toma tintes de delicado reproche hacia una sociedad en la que la velocidad, con demasiada frecuencia, se confunde con el olvido de la veracidad de las cosas, del yo y de los demás.» Figaroscope «La fuerza de este libro consiste en invitarnos a inscribir nuesros pasos en itinerarios al mismo tiempo singulares y universales.» L'Humanité «Un libro tan agradable como profundo.» La Croix

Must-see Japan

The Complete Insider's Guide to Seeing the Best of Japan in One Trip
Author: Tom Fay
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781543076660
Page: 174
View: 9733
Must-See Japan is your up-to-date and concise guide for discovering the best sights, the most delicious foods and the essential must-do activities in this fascinating and complex country. Written by someone who has spent to close to 10 years living in and travelling all around the country, this book is full of inside information to help you discover some of the best things on offer, from popular tourist attractions to hidden gems most tourists miss.Offering detailed itineraries for trips lasting a few days to a couple of weeks, this guide will help you plan every detail of your stay in Japan. Must-See Japan includes: * Insider tips and advice on when and where is best to visit, so you won't miss a thing * Detailed itineraries for making the most of your Japanese adventure * Travel advice, including information on rail passes, trains and buses * Lists everything from hotels, hot springs and restaurants, to best WiFi options and must-do activities * Useful direct links to websites with all the latest information * Practical advice on what to do and how to do it, drawing on the personal experience of the author, a long-term resident of Japan * Quickly find the information you need with guides to each region and city * Small, compact size, so you can take it anywhere * Unbeatable value for a guide packed with a decade's worth of firsthand and trustworthy advice

El gran bazar del ferrocarril

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: ALFAGUARA
ISBN: 8420432547
Category: Travel
Page: 512
View: 3951
La crónica de un viaje por Turquía, Extremo Oriente y Siberia, con el tren como lugar de encuentro, que inauguró un nuevo género de literatura de viajes. Desde niño, Paul Theroux no es capaz de escuchar el silbido de un tren sin sentir un deseo imperioso de subirse a él. Ahora bien, al contrario que el viajero tradicional, que utiliza este medio de transporte de forma meramente utilitaria para llegar a su destino, lo que a Theroux le interesa son los ferrocarriles mismos. Quiere conocerlos todos, y para ello se propone ir desde la londinense estación de Victoria hasta Tokio saltando a todos los que encuentre a su paso. Reseñas: «En la mejor tradición del viaje sin otro propósito que la diversión y la aventura. Una lectura compulsiva.» Graham Greene «Divertido, sardónico, extremadamente sensible... y muy ameno.» The New York Times

País de nieve

Author: Yasunari Kawabata
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788495908469
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 177
View: 4600

Israel y los territorios palestinos 1

Author: Amelia Thomas
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 9788408091202
Category: Travel
Page: 476
View: 2183
Recorrer los animados callejones de Nazaret y Jerusalén, explorar sus ruinas bíblicas, dormir bajo el cielo estrellado del Néguev, flotar en el mar Muerto... Incluye: -112 mapas detallados y fáciles de usar -Excursiones de un día a Petra (Jordania) y el Sinaí (Egipto) -Capítulo en color con recomendaciones sobre los lugares más interesantes

La novela de Genji (Pack)

Author: Murasaki Shikibu
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 842334827X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9696
La novela de Genji es la gran obra maestra de la literatura japonesa de todos los tiempos y una de las primeras novelas de la historia. Escrita por una mujer del refinado Japón imperial de la segunda mitad del siglo X, la novela es una obra magna fascinante, a la altura de las obras de Tolstói, Cervantes, Balzac o Proust, que conjuga la novela de aprendizaje vital, el relato amoroso y erótico, la saga familiar y la crónica de costumbres, construyendo un gran friso histórico de una sociedad en pleno esplendor. Cinco siglos antes que Shakespeare, La novela de Genji preludia toda la gran literatura universal posterior, con un conocimiento extraordinario del alma humana, de su esencia trágica y cómica. Si se hiciera un canon oriental, a la manera de Harold Bloom, esta obra figuraría como la primera. Marguerite Yourcenar ya dijo que «no se ha escrito nada mejor en ninguna literatura». La novela de Genji transcurre a lo largo de medio siglo, con infinidad de personajes y de aventuras, muchas galantes, en que el protagonista, hijo del emperador a quien han alejado del poder desde su infancia, pugna por recuperar sus derechos. Una vida repleta de luces y sombras, de maquinaciones de poder y de erotismo, que llenan el clásico más notable de cuantos quedaban por traducir a nuestra lengua. Escrita por una mujer del refinado Japón imperial de la segunda mitad del siglo X, la novela es una obra magna fascinante, a la altura de las obras de Tolstói, Cervantes, Balzac o Proust. La historia de Genji se esparce por más de medio siglo, con infinidad de personajes y de aventuras, muchas galantes, en que el protagonista, hijo del emperador a quien han alejado del poder desde su infancia, pugna por recuperar sus derechos. Una vida de éxitos y fracasos, de maquinaciones de poder y de erotismo que llenan el clásico más notable de cuantos quedaban por traducir a nuestra lengua. Leída en su conjunto, las andanzas del príncipe Genji y su descendencia forman, como tantas sagas clásicas de la novelística europea , un relato de afirmación y triunfo (primer volumen: Esplendor) que, con el transcurso del tiempo, desemboca en otro de decadencia (segundo volumen: Catástrofe). Con este volumen culmina la primera versión completa en castellano de una obra irrenunciable de la literatura universal.

Pinturas y Dibujos

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788445071915
Page: 112
View: 7884
Esta coleccion de pinturas y dibujos, ahora reeditada con nuevos textos de Christopher Tolkien, confirma el considerable talento de Tolkien como artista y nos da a los lectores una unica y fascinante concepcion visual de muchos de los lugares y personajes de El hobbit, El Senor de los Anillos y El Silmarillion. Ejemplos de este arte comprenden desde las delicadas acuarelas de Rivendel, el Bosque de Lothlorien, Smaug y el Viejo Hombre Sauce, hasta los dibujos y bocetos de la Puerta de Moria y Minas Tirith.

Through the year in Japan

Author: Elizabeth Fusae Thurley
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9780713448191
Category: History
Page: 72
View: 6343
Examines different aspects of Japanese life, including religion, food, sports, and education, through the seasonal cycles of national holidays and festivals.

Sadako Y Las Mil Grullas De Papel

Author: Eleanor Coerr
Publisher: Everest De Ediciones Y distribucion
ISBN: 9788424186692
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 84
View: 3996
This is the true story of a courageous girl from Hiroshima who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped. Although she developed leukemia and died ten years later, Sadako never lost her faith and determination as she battled a devastating illness. According to an ancient Japanese tradition, a thousand paper cranes will restore good health. Sadako managed to make 644 cranes before her life came to a peaceful end. A stunning edition, in both hardcover and paperback, is available to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this classic, moving work. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

New Zealand Alpine Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Mountaineering
Page: N.A
View: 6840

Nacidos para Correr

Superatletas, una Tribu Oculta y la Carrera Más Grande Que el Mundo Nunca ha Visto
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 030774129X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 355
View: 9385
Isolated by the dangerous cliffs of Copper Canyon in Mexico, the peaceful Tarahumara Indians have perfected over centuries the ability to run hundreds of miles without much rest or injury. The author and habitually-injured runner Christopher McDougall has set out to discover their secrets.

Condé Nast's Traveler

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
View: 6820

Doble juego

Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: DEBOLS!LLO
ISBN: 8490329516
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
View: 4133
Un thriller sorprendente sobre la historia de un hombre que tiene 36 horas para ganar la carrera espacial. Un hombre se despierta aterrorizado: sufre una especie de resaca y no tiene la menor idea ni de quién es ni de cómo ha llegado hasta estos inmundos baños públicos. Cuando encuentra un periódico descubre que es el 29 de enero de 1958, y la noticia del día es el tercer intento de lanzar el Explorer, el primer satélite espacial estadounidense. Si el lanzamiento resulta fallido una vez más, la URSS dominará la carrera espacial en el futuro inmediato. Luke se pone en marcha para averiguar su identidad, y comprende que su difícil situación tiene mucho que ver con las relaciones que trabó años atrás en la Universidad de Harvard, donde formó parte de un grupo de dos hombres y dos mujeres, unidos sentimentalmente entre sí pero situados sin saberlo en bandos opuestos del teatro político de la guerra fría. Las relaciones de amor y odio entre los cuatro protagonistas durante sus años de juventud determinarán sus decisiones y acciones en un duelo a vida o muerte, mientras la cuenta atrás en Cabo Cañaveral ya ha empezado. Reseña: «Ken Follett convierte en oro todo lo que escribe.» La Razón