On foot across the Pyrenees
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On foot across the Pyrénées and the many, varied things you experience. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com
This is the cover of my first edition and still available in print version as a perfect companion for the new ebook.

This is the cover of my first edition and still available in print version as a perfect companion for the new ebook.

The 'Cross of the Gateway'. The Pyrenees are a mountain frontier between France and Spain. In the 20th century their high passes provided escape routes for refugees between France and Spain during the Spanish Civil War and World War 2. Not everyone made it. This cross marks the death of a family engulfed by avalanche. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

The 'Cross of the Gateway'. The Pyrenees are a mountain frontier between France and Spain. In the 20th century their high passes provided escape routes for refugees between France and Spain during the Spanish Civil War and World War 2. Not everyone made it. This cross marks the death of a family engulfed by avalanche. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

This is the cover of my first edition and still available in print version as a perfect companion for the new ebook.

This is the cover of my first edition and still available in print version as a perfect companion for the new ebook.

Dare to dream with a new challenge. Start here. This new edition of my book contains a new title, updated routes, maps and websites. See website and blog www.trekthepyrenees.com/

This is the cover of my first edition and still available in print version as a perfect companion for the new ebook.

Look out for village fetes/fiestas during the summer. They're great fun - as long as you have not worn yourself out with the day's trek. This one, held in early August, is at the village of Tavascan at the Head of the Vall de Cardos in the Spanish Pyrenees. It has a wonderful atmosphere. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

Look out for village fetes/fiestas during the summer. They're great fun - as long as you have not worn yourself out with the day's trek. This one, held in early August, is at the village of Tavascan at the Head of the Vall de Cardos in the Spanish Pyrenees. It has a wonderful atmosphere. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

My partner Angharad and I on the pass beneath the highest frontier mountain, Vignemale (3298m/about 11000 feet). What are two 'wrinklies' doing here among the very High Pyrenees? Actually, the traverse may be attempted by any fit person who is used to walking in high hills. Blog and book www.trekthepyrenees.com.

My partner Angharad and I on the pass beneath the highest frontier mountain, Vignemale (3298m/about 11000 feet). What are two 'wrinklies' doing here among the very High Pyrenees? Actually, the traverse may be attempted by any fit person who is used to walking in high hills. Blog and book www.trekthepyrenees.com.

Art in the mountains, or something more prosaic? These engravings in rocks in the High Pyrenees of the French Ariege continue to confound me. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

Art in the mountains, or something more prosaic? These engravings in rocks in the High Pyrenees of the French Ariege continue to confound me. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

The Pyrenean mountain dog, or patou, is placed among sheep at an early age and becomes very protective of them against bears and other predators. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

The Pyrenean mountain dog, or patou, is placed among sheep at an early age and becomes very protective of them against bears and other predators. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

The Pyrenean mountains are full of stunning beauty, but we should remember those who make their livelihoods here in harsh conditions. This graffiti is on the wall of a now defunct tungsten mine in the French Department known as he Ariege. It translates as 'Life is only a long dream that leads to death'. Walk past it and a few moments later you are communing with nature again. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

The Pyrenean mountains are full of stunning beauty, but we should remember those who make their livelihoods here in harsh conditions. This graffiti is on the wall of a now defunct tungsten mine in the French Department known as he Ariege. It translates as 'Life is only a long dream that leads to death'. Walk past it and a few moments later you are communing with nature again. Blog & book www.trekthepyrenees.com

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