Category Archives: Mountaineers

How to Hike the Camino :: Part I

Everybody wants advice on how to do the walk.  It’s tough.  Requires motivation and a nature that forgives yourself if you feel like taking a couple of days extra rest.  Competitive people might thrive on the challenge, but the path … Continue reading

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Cauterets Anne Lister, a self-assured 19th century English woman with relentless energy and an inheritance, made mountaineering history here.   In 1838, she was the first non-local person to climb Vignemale, the second highest peak in the Pyrénées.  Lister inherited … Continue reading

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