The definitive guide about the Apennines' iced paths

Appennino di neve e di ghiaccio – Tuscan Emilian Apennines West Sector (Vol. 1)


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Appennino di neve e di ghiaccio – Tuscan-Emilian Apennines West Sector (Vol. 1) is a detailed guide aiming to intercept the ridge areas that separate Emilia from Tuscany, especially known in the summer, suggesting snow and ice mountaineering stretches between Passo del Cirone and Passo delle Radici, from Mount Orsaro to Mount Etno.

313 itineraries in 30 different mountain ranges:
Val Magra, Conca del Braiola, Conche of the Lake and Guadine, Conca di Badignana, Conca dei Lagoni, Valditacca, Conca del Lago Verde, Conca di Prato Brow, Acuto Mount, Conca dei Ghiaccioni, Alpe di Succiso, Walloon of Rio Pascolo , Mount Casarola, Conch of the Springs of the Secchia, Mount Ventasso, Walloon of Hell, Conca di Cerreto Laghi, Mount Cavalbianco, Rio’s Lama, Middle Lama, Val Ovola, Monte Cusna, Alpe di Vallestrina, Conca della Valcalda, Lama Lite, Valley of Pigs, Real Abyssinum, Lunigiana, Orecchiella, Casone di Profecchia.

Appennino di neve e di ghiaccio – Tuscan-Emilian Apennines West Sector (Vol. 1) is an invitation to discover, or rediscover, these mountains, to explore all its fascinating and spectacular itineraries, but above all to get lost and find yourself on the shots and the windy crests, the short but intense frozen channels.



Andrea Greci, born in Parma in 1978, journalist, photographer and author, has been dedicating full time to telling the Italian mountains with images and words. He has published articles on newspapers and periodicals, wrote and illustrated hiking guides on the Dolomites and Valle d’Aosta and over twenty books on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, where he covered almost every path but also explored  canals and crests of These “little mountains” with crampons and ice axes. He covered to the Alps some classical itineraries especially on the “giants” of Valle d’Aosta, but he prefers to climb 3000m rarely visited, to walk on small glaciers or to cross silent mountainous forgotten groups.


Born in 2005, the Sports Association Idea Montagna proposes mountain-related initiatives, from mountaineering training and ski mountaineering to mountaineering and non-European expeditions. The Association also has, among its objectives, the respect and safeguard of the mountain environment. Every partner shares his mountaineering aspirations with these values ​​with the clear conviction that only then can the mountains and mountaineering be experienced by future generations.

Idea Mountains publications distinguishes itself with modern graphics and impact. The published volumes have all been successful in both critical and sales successes. The first two books, released at the end of 2006, concern the great passion of the founder: climbing on ice cascades. The volumes “Ice Vertical 1” and “Ice Vertical 2” have in fact become the reference guides of all the northeastern icebreakers and beyond.

In the wake of this success, the Association has published volumes of other mountaineers, quickly reaching for good levels of satisfaction and is looking for other authors for new works.


Author: Andrea Greci
Editor: Idea Montagna
Subject: climbing
Collana: RockIce

Language: Italian

Format: 15×21 cm
Pages: 464
Publishing date: 02/12/2014
ISBN: 978-88-97299-49-3
Weight: 900 gr

Distinctive elements:

• color images of the peaks, including upward track for each path
• topographic maps of the paths
• panoramic pictures of the mountain groups with peak names
• technical notes
• rest spots
• needed equipment



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