TransPyr 2013

It’s been a while in the planning (and things may well alter yet) but preparations have progressed sufficiently that I think it’s not premature to mention the plans for my Big Trip 2013!

After loving my TransAlp 2012 trip so much I didn’t want to stray too far from that format and so, after a load of research and reading, the plan is to do a TransPyr (Trans Pyrenees) trip.

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12 hour stealth bivi!

I did some maths and realised that I have no free evenings for the rest of the month and so, beginning to panic about the ‘2012 Bivi a month challenge’, I opted to do a 12 hour¬†stealth-bivi last night.

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TransAlp – 07

Ok, so this is it, the final TransAlp post – thanks for staying with me. It’s been a long trip-report and I think we’ll all be happy to move on with our lives now that it’s almost over!

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TransAlp – 06

Right, we’re nearly finished…..

Day 06!

In a word ‘LONG’.

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TransAlp – 05

Day 05 was brutal!

It had a nice easy beginning (as you can see below) but then there was a 1600m/1mile vertical ascent which nearly killed me:

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TransAlp – 04


Sorry for the delay in the posting of Day 04 but I’ve been having image hosting issues and have been unable to put anything new up for days.

So…..where were we?

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The TransAlp video has arrived!

It’s taken a fair old while to put together but at last the mini-movie of my trip is finished! Below is the low-res version of the video but if you’d like to view it in HD then you can ¬†click here. Read More

TransAlp – 03

Day 03:

Despite what the profile of the .gpx file indicates below I did not descend to sea-level before climbing a 1.5km vertical cliff at the start of day 03!

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TransAlp – 02

Ok, day 02…..

I woke up pretty early as everything was damp (especially where the leak was funnily enough!) and so got up and started to pack everything away.

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TransAlp – 01

It’s been well over a week since I returned from my ‘Big Trip’ and so I decided it was about time I attempted to string some words together and write about what went on.

Ok, here goes…..

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