The first book to cover in detail Europe's 50 greatest climbs, Mountain High is a book for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs who might just want to take on a new challenge. This handy small-format edition includes practical detail of each of the routes (maps, profiles, lengths, heights) and descriptions of all the main points of interest along the way. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to the 50 best climbs that every cycle fan wants to conquer.
'you'll love Daniel Friebe's new book, Mountain High' Mail on Sunday. 'This showcase of Europe's 50 greatest cycle climbs is nicely illustrated and packed full of information' Amateur Photographer. 'at first you're sucked into the breathtaking photography, but after a while you realise it's the words that have truly captured your imagination ... If this doesn't make you want to don Lycra and clip into your pedals, nothing will' London Cyclist. 'comprehensive, stat-filled route profiles, sumptuous photography and evocative writing ... Pete Goding's photography is stunning' Outdoor Fitness.
Daniel Friebe is one of Britain's leading cycling journalists and, at 30, a youthful veteran of nine Tours de France. For the last five years Daniel has been the Features Editor of Procycling Magazine. He collaborated with cycling superstar Mark Cavendish on the bestselling Boy Racer - My Journey to Tour de France Record Breaker. Pete Goding is a formidable force in professional cycling photography. He currently supplies Tour de France content for the British sports arm of Reuters and was an official photographer for Tour of Britain and Tour of Ireland.
Introduction. Koppenberg, Belgium. Muur van Geraardsbergen, Belgium. Mur de Huy, Belgium. Cipressa, Italy. La Redoute, Belgium. Mont Faron, France. Puerto de Urkiola, Spain. Il Ghisallo, Italy. 1,000m +: Croce d'Aune, Italy. Montee Laurent Jalabert, France. Muro di Sormano, Italy. Lagos de Covadonga, Spain. Ballon d'Alsace, France. Col de la Faucille, France/Switzerland. Col de Peyresourde, France. Alto del Angliru, Spain. Hautacam, France. Col de Joux Plane, France. Col d'Aubisque, France. Monte Zoncolan, Italy. Monte Grappa, Italy. Sierra de la Pandera, Spain. Alpe d'Huez, France. Passo del Mortirole, Italy. Mont Ventoux, France. Kitzbuheler Horn, Austria. Col de la Madeleine, France. 2,000m +: Passo Fedaia, Italy. Col du Glandon/Croix de Fer, France. St. Gotthardpass, Switzerland. Col du Tourmalet, France. Gran Sasso d'Italia, Italy. Blockhaus, Italy. Calar Alto, Spain. Colle delle Finestre, Italy. Ordino-Arcalis, Andorra. Passo Giau, Italy. Passo Pordoi, Italy. Cirque de Gavarnie, France. Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy. Col de l'Izoard, France. Col du Grand Saint Bernard, Italy/Switzerland. Grossglockner, Austria. Passo di Gavia, Italy. Col du Galibier, France. Colle dell'Agnello, Italy/France. Passo dello Stelvio, Italy. Col de l'Iseran, France. Col de la Bonette, France. 3,000m +: Pico de Veleta, Spain. Index. Acknowledgements.