Ed 93 yrs: our oldest ever walker!

Pyrenees Discovery at all ages

Pyrenees Discovery group early June 2015

Gavarnie Espugettes pathFantastic weather for this first week of June allowed us to enjoy the Pyrenean “Grand Sites” in all their spledour! Our Pyrenees Discovery holiday takes you to three of the four “Grand Sites” of the Haute Pyrenees, leaving you to explore the famous pilgrimage city of Lourdes on your way in or out of the valley.

Ed: our oldest ever walkerAn international group of Canadians, Americans, Australians and Irish-Malaysians joined me to climb to Paillha for stunning views over the Gavarnie Cirque and the highest waterfall in Europe. We spent another day around Troumouse and its enormous spectacular cirque (at 14kms across it is the largest limestone cirque in Europe), another at the Gaube Lake with its views on to the north face of the Vignemale, and lastly on the Hautacam ridge. With a cable car ride to the Pic du Midi de Bigorre we really had quite a program for the week, and a hard time choosing the “best day” as far as scenery goes!

Our “oldest ever hiker”, Ed, 93 and from Calgary, we were most honored to have with us even if he didn’t make all the climbs. He was an inspiration to us all with his long steady climb to Pailla (300m altitude gain so a really decent effort), his long stride on flatter terrain and downhill. Strong genes and an active life seem to be his secret! Keep going Ed!!!

Mandy.