Exploring the Mountains of Spain and France, getting ready for the X-pyr

Exploring the Mountains of Spain and France, getting ready for the X-pyr

Well I am 3 weeks into my travels through the Pyrenees Mountains and I’m finally taking a breather to update my blog here. It turns out it’s hard to keep up with blogging while traveling. As most of you know I’m getting ready for the X-pyr race. It’s a paragliding and hiking competition to see who  will be the fastest to hike and fly the 296 mile course zig zaging the length of Pyrenees mountains traveling only by foot or by paraglider. At www.x-pyr.com you can see the route and you…

Hike and Fly Gear, What I’m Currently Carrying

Hike and Fly Gear, What I’m Currently Carrying

The following is a quick rundown on the gear I’m currently using while traveling through the mountains on foot. Everything is going inside my home made 13 Oz silicone nylon pack which is holding up pretty well all things considered. More on that soon hopefully. I’m currently carrying an OR helium biivy sack and a home made silicone nylon tarp for shelter. The tarp has snaps along one edge so it doubles as an excellent rain poncho. I’ve downsized to a 2/3 length small neoair light thermarest. I’ve been a…