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    • ISBN:9780857386243
    • Publication date:27 Oct 2011

Mountain High

Europe's 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs

By Daniel Friebe and Pete Goding

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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.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS

Mountain High is a book for cyclists of all interests and abilities - from experienced club racers to enthusiastic amateurs looking for the world's greatest cycle challenge. Packed with practical route information and advice on each climb, Daniel Friebe's beautifully written text explains why each mountain pass merits inclusion in the top 50 with superb descriptions of the majestic scenery, the heroic deeds of cycling's legendary riders or the sheer endeavour and exhilaration of reaching the summit. With over 250 specially commissioned photographs taken by specialist cycling photographer Pete Goding, this really is the ultimate guide to Europe's 50 best climbs.

Featured rides include:

Tour de France icons Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, Mont Ventoux, Col de l'Izoard and Col du Tourmalet; the Passo dello Stelvio, Passo Fedaia, Le Tre Cime di Lavaredo and other sacred summits from the Giro d'Italia; plus Spain's formidable Alto de l'Angliru, Austria's Grossglockner and forty more mountain legends.

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  • ISBN: 9780857386250
  • Publication date: 16 Feb 2017
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'This showcase of Europe's 50 greatest cycle climbs is nicely illustrated and packed full of information' Amateur Photographer. — 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. — London Cyclist
'you'll love Daniel Friebe's new book, Mountain High' Mail on Sunday. — Mail on Sunday
'Comprehensive, stat-filled route profiles, sumptuous photography and evocative writing ... Pete Goding's photography is stunning' Outdoor Fitness. — Outdoor Fitness
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