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Keyword: IML

Spain Vall de Núria, Easter 2001  

We went walking in Spain for our Easter holiday in 2001, to get away from the frustration of F&M. Sarah & Vikki joined us for the first week. Accommodation and hence the location was courtesy of Sarah’s Dad; Thanks again John. Travelling to Queralbs The flight was from Stanstead (booked through Go), so we stayed » read more »

Spanish Alpajuras – Mulhacén (3482m), 2002  

We went to the Capileira in the Spanish Alpajuras in November 2002 with Ramblers Holidays Capileira to Sportujar on GR7 Capileira to Refugio del Poqueria, via the Poqueira gorge from Trev’lez on GR7; stopped short by flooding rivers & extremely heavy rain Sierra de Mecina from Busqu’star Capileira to Pitres on GR7 Mulhacen (3479m) from a car » read more »

Swiss Alpine Pass Route (Part 1)  

This summer we decided to do the first half of the Swiss Alpine Passes Route which closely follows the Via Alpina route. The route can be squeezed into two weeks walking by rushing through it with public transport and so on, but it fits more naturally into a good 3 week trip. So we split » read more »

Swiss Alpine Pass Route (Part 2)  

This year we went back to complete the other half of the Swiss Alpine Passes Route which closely follows the Via Alpina (our previous trip is detailed here Swiss Alpine Passes Route part 1). Day 0: To Caux (1050m) above Montreux We flew to Geneva and took the train to Caux Accommodation: Hostellerie de Caux Day » read more »

Swiss Valais – IML Assessment  

We had a week’s Alpine assesment for the final part of out IML qualification. A tough, thorough and comprehensive testing of our skills in the Mountains, and great fun too (i think).

Author: Phil Newby