The Climbing Travel Guide

A guidebook featuring the 50 best off-the-beaten track climbing destinations in the world.

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Overview

The Climbing Travel Guide is a guidebook coffee table book for climbers. We’ve worked with rock climbers from all over the world to carefully select the 50 best off-the-beaten-track climbing destinations and showcase over 1000 of the planet’s most beautiful crags.

Highlights

150+ climbing pics

150+ climbing pics

150+ stunning high-quality photos taken by outdoor photographers from all around the world.

Local communities

Local communities

You'll find the name of a local contact to help you connect with the climbing community in each destination. 

Hand drawn maps

Hand drawn maps

Hand drawn maps and illustrations to show you where the cited crags and places are located.

Featured articles

Featured articles

Articles written by climbing experts such as Arnaud Petit and Cristiano Costa on hot topics of the outdoor climbing world, from ‘How to explore with low impact’ to ‘Climbing injury prevention’.

THE CLIMBING TRAVEL GUIDE

A guidebook promoting sustainable travel by featuring the 50 best off-the-beaten track climbing destinations in the world

Rock-climbing is seeing a boom in popularity. More and more people are heading on outdoor climbing trips, and as a result, some of the famous crags are suffering from overcrowding. But there are thousands of equally beautiful climbing areas that just don’t get the same visibility. And climbing there can make a real difference to the local community.


The Climbing Travel Guide aims to give visibility to these off-the-beaten-track climbing areas. We believe that the outdoor community can pioneer a new way of traveling responsibly: away from the crowds, immersed in nature, connecting with and reinvesting in the local community, making friends for life. More than just a regular coffee table book, the Climbing Travel Guide gives you the tools to do just this.

THE CLIMBING TRAVEL GUIDE

FAQs

The Climbing Travel Guide is an illustrated guidebook featuring the 50 best off-the-beaten-track climbing destinations around the world. With more than 150 stunning pictures by outdoor photographers and over 1000 climbing crags mentioned, it portrays areas where the development of climbing can make a difference for the local community.

We believe there is nothing more awesome than going somewhere new, getting in touch with the local climbing community, and discovering the place while participating in your favorite sport. The Climbing Travel Guide is the first book to comprehensively document the 50 best off-the-beaten-track climbing destinations in the world and their local communities. We hope to inspire climbers all over the world to discover new climbing areas, travel responsibly, and leave a positive impact on the local community.

The Climbing Travel Guide is a product designed, created, and distributed by the Mapo Tapo team. It is the result of a collaborative effort between outdoor photographers and business professionals (Heartfelt Studio for graphics; Francesco Bonvecchio for illustrations). The project was born in December 2020 through a Non Profit crowdfunding campaign. You can learn more about the initiative on Indiegogo's website.


ORDERS TO UK

Following the latest Brexit news, we would like to inform all climbers buying Mapo Tapo that orders shipped to the United Kingdom may be subject to import duties to be paid to the courier at the arrival of the goods. The order may also be subject to delays. Given the current political situation and the evolution of the Covid-19 crisis, we will do our best to ship orders as soon as we can.


We ship to all of Europe through Standard Shipping.


All orders placed through the Mapo Tapo online shop are subject to verification that can take up to 48 business hours. Once approved, the order is prepared and shipped. Average delivery times for the order are:


  • 2-5 work days: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Croatia.
  • 5-7 work days: Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
  • 5-10 work days: Switzerland, UK
  • 10-15 work days: Rest of the world
The Climbing Travel Guide

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