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A Guide to Trekking the Mountain Frontier of the Pyrenees: For Hikers without Borders

476 pages6 hours


'Informative and entertaining. Gordon is a fine companion to have in your rucksack for a hike in the Pyrenees.'
– Adventure Travel magazine
‘Very well researched and full of lots of useful and practical information for those setting out on the trail. The author’s personal account gives a good sense of what the walker can expect on different sections.’
– Walking World
'Gordon reminds us that mountain hiking is something all of us can enjoy no matter what age we are so long as we are reasonably fit (although not obsessively so). This is a comprehensive and well written book, a joy to read and one that should take a lot of fear out of our of preparations.'
- Pyrenees Forum Review

‘If we could traverse this barrier that divides Spain from France, so could any other reasonably fit person who loves to walk among mountains.’ This was the thought that struck Gordon Wilson and his partner, Angharad, when they met a fellow and somewhat younger trekker in the high Pyrenees.

If you’ve been contemplating a long, wild walk that is full of beauty and interest, then Gordon’s blend of practical advice with folkloric storytelling and anecdote may be just what you need to make that aspiration an enjoyable reality. He and Angharad have now trekked along this fascinating mountain frontier twice – some stretches three or more times – and that in their 50s and 60s.

The first version of this book received great reviews. This version includes a new title, and updates on maps, routes and external websites. As well as being a fantastic ebook in its own right, it is an ideal updated companion to the original print version.

Gordon Wilson is a Pyrenees fanatic who has been hiking in these mountains for over 20 years. He is also a keen hiker in his native United Kingdom. Now retired, he spent the first half of his working life as a hell-raising journalist and the second half at the United Kingdom Open University where he was Professor of Environment and Development. He and his partner live in Yorkshire, England.

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