All Part of the Alpine Experience is a personal perspective of the world’s most famous ski resort Chamonix Mont Blanc, the birthplace of alpinism and of extreme winter-sports. John McGrath is a qualified New Zealand ski instructor who worked as an executive chef in Chamonix Mont Blanc for a winter season.
The book looks at all the facets which combine to create the ultimate alpine experience. It poses the question does Chamonix Mont Blanc deserve its prestigious title. John provides an invaluable insider’s look into Chamonix's history, hospitality, the chalet business, mountaineering, the environment, cuisine, its heart-beat and of course snow skiing. A must read for anyone who loves winter-sports, mountaineering or is contemplating spending sometime in the European Alps.
The book is a brilliant blend of anecdotes and information, wry reflections and humour. It is also an exploration of what prompts human beings to push themselves to the limits and beyond. So why do five million visitors a year pay homage at the foot of Mont Blanc?