It was tough walking, the weather was hot , theÂ sceneryÂ fantastic and I loved every step I took 🙂
If your thinking about walking in the Pyrenees and along the GR10 I would recommend a few things..
Remember to take insectÂ repellent or bite cream as I had a few nasty bites.
Make sure your kit is light and quick drying as its a hot dry dusty place and you will want to wash your clothes out at night.
If you are a light sleeper take ear plugs if staying in dormitoryÂ type refuges.
In peak season July/August book refuges in advance ( we had a few lucky nights where we just managed to get the last beds available )
If staying at Cortalets think about staying an extra night to enjoy a walk to the summit of Carnigou.
Keep your pack as light as possible, mine was around 10kg with water and lunch.
Most of all ENJOY !
A good tip for anyone using the refuges run by CAF (Club Alpin Francais) of which there are many, is to join one of the organisations that have reciprocal agreements (http://www.ffcam.fr/reciprocite-refuge.html#.UBHAr0C3AvU) . In the UK it is the BMC (British Mountaineering Council) this will give you access to the refuges for about 1/2 price 🙂 . You can join here http://www.thebmc.co.uk/membership
I don’t think I’ll be walking it but those are good tips!
ohh and make sure your fit before you go 🙂