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Torres del Paine and Walking in Croatia, by Rudolf Abrahams

torres_del_paine.jpgRudolph’s latest book would also be a welcome gift for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Torres del Paine (Cicerone, £15) is the complete guide to trekking in Chile’s premier National Park, covering the southern tip of the Andes in Chile and Patagonia with the emphasis on low-impact trekking. Routes include the Torres del Paine itself (10-11 days) as well as a half circuit and other day treks.

There is information on mountain refuges and how to link the routes together, with advice on when to travel as well as safety factors and technical difficulty. Must-see attractions include the magnificent granite spires of the ‘towers’ or torres, vast glaciers and unspoilt forests beneath cloud-streaked skies.

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Also from Rudolph this summer is the second edition of another guidebook in the same series, Walking in Croatia, which covers mountain walking and trekking in the Dinaric Alps, Istria, Slavonia and around Zagreb (Cicerone, £14).
 

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"Sharleen LaVallee, one of the dog handlers, explained that most of the dogs were "rescue" animals and loved sledding. They certainly seemed suitably eager to run in a pack, pulling anything - or anyone - silly enough to grab hold. It was all LaVallee, a large, strong woman who doubles as a Toronto cop and the first female Harley-Davidson mechanic in Canada, could do to keep them from taking off before we were ready."

From "It's a slippery slope: Do it right or the dog gets it", Ferne Arfin, The Sunday Telegraph, 9 October 2006

 

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