Previously, I've been carrying 1,75 litres of water with two Nalgene bottles but for the hot GR11, I decided to extend my capacity with two ~0,5 litre water pouches. In addition to that, I'll take with me Sawyer Mini water filter but I might leave its cleaning syringe out as I believe the need of filtering water to be rare (passing by enough good water points). For cooking nothing has changed during the years. I still use my 0,7 litre Evernew UL titanium pot, which is just enough for one person, and Primus Express stove.
First things first: I'm a relic from the past as I don't have gps or smart phone. To find my way, I prefer to be battery-free and to rely on my navigation skills with a map, compass and guidebook. I can't deny it would be handy to have a gps but I feel safer the … Continue reading Gear for GR11: Electronics
(map from OpenStreetMap.org, edited by me) For long it has been clear to me that one day I would find myself standing near the border between France and Spain, at the shore of the Bay of Biscay. But instead of crowded and relatively flat road walk or coastal path towards Santiago de Compostela, my own pilgrimage would head east, to the mountains and towards the distant Mediterranean, facing whatever challenge the Pyrenees can throw against.
If the Amazon Kindle publishing platform won't give any surprising problems, the English edition of my GR5 book will be available soon. It'll be published first only as an eBook but who knows if creating a paperback copy later on. And fear not about my English, after my initial translation, I've got superb help from … Continue reading The English edition of Alone Through the Alps, from Lake Geneva to Nice on the GR5
Wales it is then! I'm super excited as it has been too long since my last real hike and UK in spring is a great destination. Feeling also a bit nervous as I booked this trip with very short preparation time; only one week to get everything ready and sorted out. I have done sports … Continue reading Next destination: Pembrokeshire Coast Path