From the Maritime Alps behind Nice, to the sun-washed Julians of Slovenia, the Alpine chain is one of the most scenically diverse and exciting ranges on earth. With glacier and swfield, meadow, scree and rockface, its subtle beauty is revealed in a variety of landscape features, while peaks such as Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Eiger are mountains of which dreams are made and ambitions forged. But the best of the Alps are t the sole preserve of the climber, as this collection of photographs proves. Alpine addict Kev Reylds has selected a hundred of his favourite views, chosen from four decades of exploration in every corner of the range. 'Alpine Points of View' seduces the reader out of the armchair and into Europe's premier range, with illustrations and text creating dreams to be turned into reality.
Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer whose first title for Cicerone Press (Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978, and is still in print. He has published many books on the Alps, a series of trekkers' guides to Nepal and, nearer to home, several guides on walking in southern England. A member of the alpine Club, Austrian Alpine club and the Outdoor Writers Guild, he is also first Honorary Member of the British Association of European Mountain Leaders.