John Biggar, MIC

Guidebooks - Information Page

  My main business "ANDES"  publishes and sells unique guidebooks to the Andes. Available directly from me in English and Spanish. In co-operation with our Belgian partners Nevicata, Polish partners Sklep Podroznika and Czech partners Nakladatestelvi Junior there are also French, Polish and Czech editions available. These books are described in more detail below. The "Buy Now"  buttons take you to a payment page on the ANDES website, where you can buy some editions of the books directly from me.

The Andes - A Guide for Climbers


5th English Edition, 2020.

Further information on the ANDES website.

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The Andes - A Guide for Climbers


E-book of 4th English Edition, 2015.
   Further information on the ANDES website. Purchase online from Amazon, Apple, etc. as either entire book or individual chapters.

Los Andes - Una Guia para Escaladores

1era edicion Español, 2007.

Further information on the ANDES website.
Para compras directamente de nosotros, click aqui:-
Les Andes - Guide d'Alpinisme

2eme edition Francais, 2009.


Contact our Belgian partners Nevicata to purchase this book.

Wydanie Polski, 2012.

Sklep Podroznika


Nakladatelstvi Junior, 2018
Czech edition


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


The Andes - A Guide for Climbers

'The Andes - A Guide for Climbers and Skiers' ISBN 978-0-9536087-6-8 

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

5th edition Paperback ISBN     978-0-9536087-6-8

4th edition E-book ISBN     978-0-9536087-5-1

 "a must have for anyone planning to climb in South America"  

4th edition review in the Alpine Journal (2015).

'The Andes - A Guide for Climbers and Skiers' 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 the 5th edition has extended coverage of ski-mountaineering in the Andes.

Les Andes - Guide D'Alpinisme

Les grandes voies de montagne et les sommets de trekking.

Deuxieme edition - Novembre 2009

ISBN 978-2-9600255-4-5

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


Andy - Czech edition

ISBN 978-80-7267-646-0

Popisy vystupu na vic nez 300 dalsich vrcholu.

Bohate informace take pre skialpinisty

 Nakladatelstvi Junior, 2018


The Andes - A Trekking Guide

This book, first published in 2001, ISBN 0-9536087-1-9, is now sold out.

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