September 2014 Issue


Classic Tour de France

Cycling classic Tour de France climbs

Cycling ten cols and climbs synonymous with the Tour de France and the Maurienne: l’Iseran, Galibier, Télégraphe, Madeleine, Glandon, Croix de Fer, Mollard, Mont Cenis, Toussuire and Grand Cucheron.

Ultra Trail Mont Blanc

Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc route, but as an ultra trail running race, covering a distance of 166km, 9400m of uphill and the same back down, beginning and finishing in Chamonix.

Great Stones Way

The Great Stones Way

53 miles through Wiltshire to Salisbury, visiting Barbury Castle, Avebury, Stonehenge and Old Sarum, and passing white horses on chalk uplands. Links with Ridgeway National Trail.

GR5 Trekking

Trekking the GR5 - French Alps

The GR5 is a long distance route from Lac Leman (Lake Geneva) to Nice, via Chamonix, the Vanoise, Modane, Briancon, the Queyras, Larch, and the Mercantour National Park. This account of a four week trek walked in the autumn of 2012 covers the entire 660km route, with some advice on how to go about undertaking a month-long trek.

High Atlas Trekking

The High Atlas

Two routes in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Ascent of Jbel Tazekka (Tazzeka) 1980m, the high point of the glorious cedar forests of north-east Morocco, and the traverse of Jbel bou Naceur 3326m, Moussa ou Salah 3172m and Jbel bou Iblane 3081m, the dominant mountains of north-east Morocco.