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Guidebooks - Information & Purchases

"ANDES" publish and sell unique guidebooks to the Andes. In collaboration with our Belgian partners Nevicata, Polish partners Sklep Podroznika and Czech partner Nakladatelstvi Junior, these have now been translated from English into four other languages. The current editions of our guidebooks are described in more detail below. The "Buy Now"  buttons take you to the PayPal payment page, with the correct postage included to any destination in the UK, Europe or Worldwide.

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Español : Aqui se puede comprar el libro "Los Andes - Una Guia Para Escaladores" directamente del autor. Si tienes algunas preguntas sobre la sistema paypal por favor enviarnos un email

 'The Andes - A Guide for Climbers' by John Biggar. ISBN 978-0-9536087-4-4

The Andes - A Guide for Climbers
4th English edition published March 2015.

UK orders only
£ 26.95 includes postage.

    European orders only
€ 45.00 includes airmail postage.

    USA and all other worldwide orders
US$ 55.00 includes airmail postage.

Los Andes - Una Guia Para Escaladores

1ra edicion Español, 2007

España y Europa
€ 34.00 incluyendo correo aereo desde Escocia.

    E.E.U.U. y America del Sur
US$ 49.00 incluyendo correo aereo desde Escocia.


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I have an errata page highlighting the few typo's and other errors discovered in the most recent editions of these guidebooks since publication.

Ahora tambien tengo una pagina de errores en Español / Castellano para la edicion de 2007.

The Andes - A Guide for Climbers

 'The Andes - A Guide for Climbers' by John Biggar. ISBN 978-0-9536087-4-4

"ANDES" are the publishers of the only comprehensive climbing guidebook to the Andes- 'The Andes' by John Biggar.

4th edition Published March 2015.

ISBN 978-0-9536087-4-4

'The Andes - A Guide for Climbers' is the only comprehensive guidebook to the peaks of the Andes. It is the only guidebook to cover all one hundred 6000m peaks of South America. There is also information on many other 5000m peaks plus details of many of the most prominent Patagonian peaks. Packed with photos, maps and route diagrams this 4th edition has extended coverage of ski-mountaineering in the Andes.
''This is essential reading for anyone requiring up-to-date and well-researched information on all areas of the Andes, from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego,....''  

3rd edition review in Climb magazine, June 2006.

Les Andes - Guide D'Alpinisme

Les Andes - Guide d'Alpinisme

Les grandes voies de montagne et les sommets de trekking.

ISBN 978-2-9600255-4-5

Deuxieme edition - Novembre 2007

Plus de 350 sommets des andes et de Patagonia. Des milliers d'informations uniques.83 cartes, 120 croquis et de nombreuses photos couleur. Vous pouvez commander des exemplaires de ce guide directement a l'adresse si vous ne trouvez pas chez votre libraire.

''.... En bref, l'ouvrage est <incontournable> pour qui veut aller humer l'air des altitudes andines.'' Les Alpes, Feb 2001''.... Enfin, vous trouverez aussi plein d'informations pratiques sur le materiel, les transports, les conditions, etc.'' Montagnes, Jan 2001

Los Andes - Una Guia para Escaladores

Los Andes - Una Guía para Escaladores by John Biggar. Traducido desde la 3ra edicin Ingles por Pere Vilarasau, Cecilia Vazquez y John Biggar.

1ra edición Español, Julio 2007

ISBN  978-0-9536087-3-7

La primera edicion Español (tercera edicion Ingles) de esta unica guia completa de los picos de los Andes. Los 102 picos de 6000m descritos, mas de 210 picos y mas bajos descritos. 350 fotos, incluyendo mas de 160 diagramas de rutas y 84 mapas esquematicos en color.
"..sucintas descripciones de las rutas generalmente normals,  ... y unos planos de aproximaciones y accesos elaborados con mas detalle dan forma a una guia para una primera visita a los Andes" 

Revista de la primera edicion Ingles, Desnivel, Enero 1997.



ISBN 978-83-7136-071-8

320 latwych i trudnych andyjskich szczytow

Wydanie Polski 2012





Please note that this edition of "The Andes - A Guide for Climbers", ISBN 0-9536087-2-7  is now out of print.... they've all gone!



Please note that "The Andes - A Trekking Guide", ISBN 0-9536087-1-9  is now out of print.... they've all gone!



Czech Edition is in preparation as of 2015, by Czech publishers Nakladatelstvi Junior s.r.o. (2014)


Direct Book Sales  -  The Small Print.

1.  You are purchasing your guidebook directly from the author and publisher John Biggar t/a ANDES, 37a St Andrew Street, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 1EN, Scotland. Telephone 00 44 1556 503929. John Biggar is the sole proprietor of ANDES.

2.   We'll accept returns if your book is damaged or faulty in some way, or has been damaged in the post. In this case we will replace the book and refund your return postage costs. Please phone or email first to arrange a return.

3.   If you simply change your mind about owning the guidebook you have purchased from us within 14 days of receiving it we will refund your money (when you return the book to us!!). Return postage in this case is at your expense. Please phone or email us first to arrange a return.

4.  We won't send you unsolicited emails, nor pass on your address or email address to anyone else. We do not use cookies.

5.   Our VAT number is GB 751 2817 38


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