Summer walking and winter snowshoeing in the Eastern Pyrenees
Sunday, July 17, 2011
These Boots Were Made For Walking
At the beginning of July I helped a group of students from a school in Canterbury, Kent to complete their Gold Duke of Edinbourgh Expedition in the French Pyrenees. They completed the Freedom Trail from Saint Girons in France to Isil in Spain. This follows the route of a Second World War escape line.
The 4 day, 3 night expedition was hard both on the students and their equipment.
One student had to repair his boot with materials to hand from a first aid kit after the sole detached itself completely from the upper.
For more about the expedition read Freedom Trail Success.