Pyrenees 2018 Report
"Hiking and camping in the French Pyrenees in May - what a great idea - or so 11 TLA members, under the guidance of Tom, thought - with just a little trepidation.
Any concerns we may have had, however, quickly disappeared as we learnt how to put up a tent in under 7 minutes and set off on our 2 day trekking expedition against the stunning backdrop of the Pyrenees.
As we worked our way up the mountains we basked in the sunshine, got wet in the rain, battled against hailstones and finally encountered snow, forcing us to pitch our tents sooner than expected. With a cold night looming, our very own action man Clive got a fire going after a relentless 3 hours but conditions were really extreme for the time of year.
Approaching midnight we were faced with the prospect of a night of uncertainty in one man tents or we could leave the rehydrated spag bol behind, trek back to the chateau where a log fire, a beverage or two and our mobile entertainment awaited and as discretion is the better part of valour, we headed back.
So - a little trepidation was wise but none of us could have foreseen the degree of adventure, challenge and laughter we all experienced. A thoroughly inspirational and exhilarating few days with big thanks to Tom at TLA and Kev our host at Action Adventures!"
Thanks Nadine :)