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Michael Byrne
(obroin) - F

Locale: Raleigh NC
Haute Randonnee Pyrenees on 12/19/2012 18:29:20 MST Print View

Hello,
I am planning to follow the HRP from west (Hendaya) to East (Banyuls-Sur-Mer) in September/October 2014. I know its a long way off, but necessitated by job schedules etc.
I am interested in hearing from others with similar aspirations, especially what preparation you are doing including training, planning etc. Any suggestions and contact is welcome!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Haute Randonnee Pyrenees on 12/19/2012 19:25:00 MST Print View

The HRP, by bicycle?
Um ...

Cheers

Michael Byrne
(obroin) - F

Locale: Raleigh NC
HRP on 12/20/2012 18:07:06 MST Print View

Planning to backpack on foot!

Wim Depondt
(wim_depondt) - F - MLife

Locale: The low countries
a good guidebook is paramount on 12/21/2012 11:14:21 MST Print View

If by foot, this post is at the wrong location.

I would first and foremost advice to purchase a guidebook. Cicerone's book is the best English literature with regard to the HRP: http://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/detail.cfm/book/555/title/the-pyrenean-haute-route

Can be bought as an adobe ebook (no shipping and weight saving on trail.

There is a nice trip report around BPL by Amy: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=37414
Mind you, she was VERY fortunate weatherwise.

Personaly, I would avoid July & August - to many people, and go early september. Less daylight and slightly worse weather though @ september.

Wim