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Sep 19, 2017 - Day 30 GR10 Chalet de Cortalets to Gîte Refuge de Batère

Day's Overview It was FREEZING when we set off. The temperature was around zero and the wind glacial so effective temp must have been well below zero. There was black ice on the terrasse outside the Refuge door. But the sun was out and with the wind behind us and wearing multiple pairs of gloves and almost all the warm clothes we have, it wasn't too bad. But we were very cautious where we were stepping so as not to slip. The ground was frozen. Without yesterday's fog we could now see the Mediterranean a long way in the distance, across...

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Sep 18, 2017 - Day 29 GR10 Refuge de Marialles to Chalet de Cortalets

Day's Overview This was our last day of going over passes that are more than 2000m. Although we still have plenty of climbing to go. We set off in dry weather with a forecast of rain turning to snow. All others in the Refuge were wanting to climb Canigou, which seems to be a very sought after high point in the area, with views in all directions. Weather wasn't conducive for them. We had no intention of climbing it! A dog followed us from the refuge for several hours. As he was wearing a collar with a Garmin GPS and a large bell we thought...

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Sep 17, 2017 - Day 28 GR10 Mantet to Refuge de Marialles

Day's Overview TO BE UPDATED FOM MY HAND WRITTEN JOURNAL Distance 15km Time 7h15min Elevation Gain for the day 1100 Descent for day 900 Highest Point for Day Col de Mantet 1761m Accommodation Refuge de Marialles Meals Bfast teff , yoghurt etc Lunch. Dried sausage , cheese, compote, rice crackers Dinner. lentil soup, pork and vege stew and rice, fromage blanc with syrup and nuts Day's Cost €57 including picnic and wine Weather Freezing initially then a lovely sunny day. Chilly at end Highs Lows

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Sep 16, 2017 - Day 27 GR10 Ras de la Carança to Mantet

Day's Overview A beautiful day of walking. Sunny most of the day as we climbed through deeper and deeper snow, up through a conifer forest. We kept stopping for photos. The UK. couple from the refuge were somewhere ahead and their footprints in the snow helped find the trail at times. We passed 2 Cols and finally had a long descent in less snow but often slippery conditions. Taking it carefully we didn't slip over. We could see the weather starting to change so hurried on hoping to make it to the gîte before rain. The clouds cleared for a...

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