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The End of the Road

August 6, 2010 6:21 am

Despite the best efforts of the storms, the snow, a bear and all those ridiculous mountains someone put in the way, I arrived back at sea-level yesterday at 16:20, just over 7 weeks after leaving Hendaye. The journey (which was roughly 800km with 40,000m of climbing) took 50 days, 20 hours and 50 minutes in… Read more

The Final Countdown

August 4, 2010 6:00 pm

Before I left home I marked the route of the HRP on my maps and cut out the strip of the map I needed for the trail. As I’ve slowly ambled east I’ve been throwing away the used maps, and at times even tearing off the left hand side day-by-day, all in a bid to… Read more

Canigou baby, yeah!

August 2, 2010 7:50 pm

When I left Estany Bleu, my home on Friday night, I climbed back onto the ridge I’d been following from the top of the VallĂ©e d’Eyne, and carried on heading east. The guidebook suggested dropping down to Refuge Ull de Terr but I’d been advised to stick to the ridge, so I bagged a few… Read more