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Super Guides

What makes a great guide A guide can make or break your trip.  Most of the time they are “exceptional” and will “surpass expectations.” Apart from their mountain competence, they are a pleasure to be with. They are friendly and caring people who enjoy the social aspect of the job. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Trail Napoleon at Ajaccio

Sunday 5th May – The Trail Napoleon at Ajaccio Early Sunday morning in Ajaccio saw the depart of the 19th edition of the Trail Napoleon, a fantastic mountain race that always generates a lot of interest. It set out from the town, famously the birthplace of Napoleon. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Chesnuts

An age old Corsican proverb  ‘If you have nothing, you will eat nothing, if you want to make flour, go and collect chestnuts.’ A chì un ni hà, un ni mangna. Sé tu voli a farina va à coglia a castagna ». What could be better than sitting around a big open fire on a… Read more »

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Colours of Autumn

The island of beauty offers some glorious  colours in the Autumn. With the transition from  summer to  winter, the high slopes glow with golden orange leaves and red berries.  The excitement of the summer simmers down and walkers are few and far between. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint

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Altore

The Bearded Vulture, also known as, the Lammergeier, or Altore Like other vultures, the bearded vulture, is a scavenger, feeding mostly on the remains of dead animals. It usually discards the actual meat and lives on a diet that is typically 85-90% bone marrow. This is the only living bird species that specializes in feeding… Read more »

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Stand up Paddle

How do guides relax after a week’s mountain walking? When I am back down from the mountains after guiding a trek, I always crave the same things.  I want a good massage, I do lots of stretching, I walk around barefoot, to give my feet a breather after the confines of hiking shoes and I… Read more »

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GR20 Records

  The GR20 is considered the hardest long distance trail.  For most hikers taking two weeks,  it’s a challenge, imagine the exploit to run it.  The terrain is particularly technical,  rough and rocky with numerous scrambling sections.  It spans 180 kilometres  and incorporates 14,000 metres ascent and 14,000 metres descent. PartagezFacebookLinkedinemailPrint