Summary:

The adventurous hikes in this stunning book traverse every continent from the russet hues of Alaska's autumn forest to the craggy heights of Europe's Alpine region. Treks vary from an ancient pilgrim route, a trail on a frozen river, a yak-supported trek into the heart of the Himalaya's and an expedition up Kilimanjaro. Whether you're planning a serious trek or just happy to dream, this will be a superb addition to your library.This title features 20 treks in wild terrain that is challenging, awesome in scope and has very little infrastructure. The trek lengths start at close to 100km (60 miles) and demand a minimum of five days to complete, so for all of them meticulous planning and expert guidance is often necessary. These adventurous hikes traverse every continent, from the russet hues of Alaska's autumn forests, along the spine of the Rockies from Canada to Mexico, through South America's remote, uninhabited mountains and valleys, to the craggy heights of Europe's Alpine region, across sacred Himalayan peaks and over the jagged escarpments of Africa and Australia's coastal tropical rainforest. Treks vary from an ancient pilgrim route, a trail on a frozen river, Macchu Picchu's mystical ruins, a yak-supported trek into the heart of the Himalayas and a summit expedition up Africa's snow peak, Kilimanjaro. Route maps and fact panels are included. [1]