Monday, May 11, 2009

Climbing Canigou

I've been living here for 7 years now and every day I gaze up at the Canigou and marvel at it's awesome and impressive beauty. I've watched it change colours as the day progresses , I've watched the seasons changing the landscape and I've witnessed the most spectacular sunsets behind this sacred mountain.

The "pic du Canigou ", part of the Pyrenees, stands at 2784,66 metres and dominates the plains of the Roussillon region. On a clear day , one can see all the way to Marseilles and way down the Spanish coast as far as Barcelona
Locals revere the mountain as a sacred place and as you travel through the region, you can always see The Canigou keeping a watchful eye over you.

So, we are very excited to announce our FAB PO Challenge when Christian Piquemal , qualified and experienced walking guide from Enchemin and also a member of FAB PO has offered to lead a FAB PO group to the summit on July 3rd 2009.

We have opted for the easier approach for our first outing as there will be people with varying levels of fitness. It’s a fantastic opportunity to climb to the summit with an experienced guide.

You’ll need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the start of the walk ( we can arrange lifts for those of you who don’t have a 4x4).
It’s a 1 hour drive on dirt track to reach the refuge of Cortalets, the actual start of walk. Count approximately 2 h to the top (not counting breaks), sometimes steep but with no special difficulties; 1 h 40 to go back to Cortalets the same way. An early start is recommended to avoid heat. Bad weather conditions will mean the walk will be postponed to the following Friday 10th July.

Contact Karen on for more details
or call me on 0033 (0)607421668

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