It’s getting very close now, and the project is still happening! I will be arriving in Bastia, Corsica, on Tue, 25 Jun 2019, and leaving Bastia on Sat, 20 Jul 2019. From Bastia, I’ll head to Calenzana to find the trailhead. So that means I’m doing North to South, then South to North. I’m not … Read moreThe plan
I didn’t want to post this until I was mostly sure it wouldn’t ruin the trip. This injury scared me for about 2 weeks. I got it by running to work one morning. I’d planned to start running to work, and this was my first attempt. I don’t really know what happened. Perhaps it was … Read moreInjured
One of the most serious issues I had on my last trip was the blisters. I remember some days toward the end I was in a lot of pain while walking, so much so that I was wincing a lot and struggled to make good time. My feet were really sore. After the first day … Read moreBoots and feet
I’ve started finalising my kit list in preparation for purchasing missing equipment. I’m using a useful online tool called LighterPack to manage my kit list and get an overview of the total weights. You can view my kit list here: https://20-20-project.com/kit.html (keeping in mind some of the weights are estimated). It appears I have most … Read moreKit list
The idea is quite simple: do the GR-20, in both directions, in 20 days or less. It’s all about the challenge, and about being in an amazing place outdoors, away from electronics, away from society. The idea was born after completing the GR-20 for the first time in September 2018. It was a painful trek, … Read moreWhat’s it all about then?
Planning a big trip involves many things, one of which is ensuring I’m in the right state of mind prior to the trip. I won’t go into many details about my mental state, other than right now I’m not mentally ready, but I’m striving to be confident, calm and level-headed, well prepared without the anxiety … Read moreInitial training