Haute Route Pyrenees - Trip Report

Those who follow the blog regularly will know that I'm not going to publish the full report here - that's reserved for those who donate £10 or more to the charities I chose to raise money for by doing the walk.   If you fancy getting more of an insight, donate, then send your details to davepowered(you know where)gmail(you know what)com - let me know your name, email, what you donated and when.... and you'll get a report when its done.

What will that look like?  Here's what I'm working on:

1. An audio report.  Thought long and hard about this one, nothing does it justice, but the audio diary I made at the time is more immediate than writing up a journal after the fact from a badly scrawled notebook, so audio it is.

2. A slideshow.  The terrain and the story.  A big walk is a proper yarn so it is.

3.  The best 10 or so as screensavers, full size jpegs.  Maybe some prints as well, if people are interested.  These would be at cost plus a donation, any and all money raised from this venture is going to the two charities, forever.  

4. A folder of resources:  the maps required, good (and not so good) resupply points, route reflections and amendments to the Cicerone Joosten guide, which is a problematic but still useful book, and a breakdown of the kit I took and how it performed over 2 months from coast to coast.  Some A-B test results in there too as friends had different kit.

It might take a few months to get this together...

Recording the days audio report in a cave used by climbers attempting 'the portal', Valle de Remune

There will of course be some more posts about my take on the  HRP, available to all on this 'ere web journal thingy.

And on that note, here's the first part of an interview I did with Podcast Bob on the Outdoors Station about the walk.  And here's the second part.  I don't know whats so funny, nervous laughter I guess.  Sorry about that. 

Finally, to all those that donated, we have so far raised over £3000 including the gift aid, for WILD LAND AND REFUGEES.  Its really a great result, you made a difference, so thankyou.