The stately Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs are amongst the world's most popular and prestigious ski and winter mountaineering destinations. Chamonix-based mountain guide Anselme Baud, a figurehead of extreme skiing, has written and now updated the first comprehensive guidebook of ski mountaineering to this fantastic playground and its unique choice of ski rides.
Ranging from backcountry ski touring classics to the toughest ski mountaineering challenges, this guide includes precise and complete descriptions of over 400 descents. With over 300 colour photos, maps and diagrams, this is an indispensable guide to quite simply some of the world's best skiing!
Anselme Baud was born in Morzine in 1948 and became a mountain guide in 1973. He was the first to ski an impressive number of great faces in the Alps including the north face of the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey and the north face of the Aiguille du Midi, among others. In addition to his work at ENSA, Anselme also regularly runs expeditions across the globe and has successfully climbed the 'Seven Summits' (the highest summit of each continent) with clients.