We are making some short videos about our treks for this year. Please do contact us if you are interested in this spectacular coastal trail crossing the pyrenees on the east coast to follow in the footsteps of Walter Benjamin and other escapees. If you are a group and would like different dates, please do ask!
Coastal Freedom Trail dates for 2018 are:
The Freedom Trail - July 2017 We were joined by an enthusiastic bunch of trekkers, may with their own strong personal reason for following in the footsteps of heroic passeurs and escapees who fled from France to Spain in WW2. We ground operated the route for Discover Adventure and had the pleasure of walking with Steve Gray. Here are a few pictures from the route, all copy right Anne Arran or Joao Simoes
A beautiful area heavily affected by the earthquake in Nepal in 2015. I spent 6 days trekking there following the UIAA Management Committee meeting in Kathmandu with Steve and Anita Long. We plan to offer this trek and Annapurna sanctuary in 2019. Highlights Rhododendrons Seeking the rare red panda - we saw it's foot prints in the snow Being able to contribute to some of the Lodge businesses that were affected by the earth quake where aid had not always reached on time or at all Seeing a black mountain fox and several eagles Crossing the stunning Laurebina pass 4600m in windy but sunny conditions Itinerary Day 1 Arrived mid afternoon at Chispani after a 4x4 ride to the lodge and entering the national park Day 2 Chisipani – Kutumsang 2470m) 18km Day 3 Kutumsang – Tharepati (3640m) Day 4 Tharepati - Gopte (short day) Day 5 Gopte - Phedi (short day) Day 6 Phedi - Laurebina Lodge via Gosaikunda lakes (4600m pass) Day 7 Laurebina Lodge - Dunche www.freedom
After having been away from the Venezuelan jungle for a while I had fun attending Luke Collyer's bushcraft course. We will make this accessible for those wanting to go on our Venezuelan trek and expedition to Angel Falls.