Mountain Higher - Europe's Cycling Climbs

Alpe d'Huez
Bealach na Ba (SW #69)
United Kingdom
Col de Marie Blanque
Col de Marie-Blanque - Bielle
Col du Noyer (Le Martouret)
Col du Noyer (St-Disdier)
Colle del Nivolet (Locana)
Colle della Fauniera (Demonte)
Colle della Fauniera (Ponte Marmora)
Colle della Fauniera (Pradleves)

Climb List: Mountain Higher
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Cycling Mountain Higher

Mountain High

Author: Daniel Friebe

Daniel Friebe is a leading British sports journalist and features editor of Procycling Magazine.  He has also written for respected British publications such as The Guardian, Cycling News, and the Daily Telegraph. He is also author of Eddy Merckx: The Cannibal.  

Eddy Merckx:  The Cannibal

Author: Daniel Friebe

We have documented all of the climbs in Daniel Friebe’s Mountain High (and its sequel, Mountain Higher) .  You can see all the climbs on the “map” or “list” functions above, or access each individual climb by clicking on the climb itself on the map or on the list of the climbs.  The page defaults to the map, which has pins for each climb in Friebe’s book, but you can also see the full list of climbs by clicking “list” at the top left of the map.  The list defaults to alphabetical order, but you can also arrange the climbs by difficulty, distance, highest finish, steepest grade, etc., by using the “Sort” feature to the left of the map/list.

In 2013, my cycling friend from Laguna Beach, California, Bill Capobianco, told me about this incredible book his daughter had given him about bike climbs in Europe called Mountain High.  We had just returned from a cycling trip to the Pyrenees and I was very excited about cycling the top climbs in Europe in the future.  So I purchased the book and fell in love with Daniel Friebe’s informative and entertaining writing style, not to mention the world class photographs in the book taken by Pete Goding. I quickly purchased Mountain Higher, Friebe’s sequel to Mountain High.

Mountain Higher

Author: Daniel Friebe

When I began to travel internationally for this website 2015, I started to add to my cycling library.  Mountain High and Mountain Higher are both prominent members of that library.

PJAMM Cycling library circa May 2019.