Accessibility to electricity during the hike.

mattia

Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013, 7:07

Hello Everyone!
Let me first thank to all of you for a such a great source of information about GR20!
I found almost all my questions answer!
You guys have done a great job!

We are starting out from Dublin, Ireland trip on 13th of June and I can’t wait any more.

I have one question at this very moment.
Is there any access to power/ electricity during the hike?

I am thinking about a possibility of charging my camera battery. Not every day, but still I would need to charge it every some time as I am not able to get back up batteries for over three weeks of travel.

Could you please tell what should I expect then?

Thank you!

mattia

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mattia



Tarjei

Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013, 7:54

Hi!

I think I've answered that question before, search and you shall find.

But, glad to be of help so I'm answering here as well.

You'll be able to charge your camera battery (and cell phone for that matter) at Haut Asco (both gîte and refuge), Bergerie de Vallone (I'm pretty much sure), probably the gîte at Castel de Verghio, Vizzavona (hotel and gîte), E Capanelle, Bocca di Verdi (probably) and gîte at Village de Bavella.

Tarjei



mattia

Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013, 7:59

I try to look and try...I am sorry to repeat the post...There is so much information here! :)
And I just found your tale to read last night. Still need to read it thought.

Thank you very much!!!
That is more than helpful! :)
mattia

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mattia



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013, 17:56

If you have time, get hold of a couple of spare batteries via ebay.

It's lighter than carrying a Freeloader or similar solar charger.

If you run out of juice at a critical moment, just swap batteries.

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Alan



Tarjei

Posted: Mon, May 27, 2013, 18:51

Mattia, no problem about your post :).

Alan's tip of carrying a couple of spare batteries is a good idea. I've learned that the hard way.

Tarjei



mattia

Posted: Tue, May 28, 2013, 7:51

Hi Guys,
Thank you for your answers.
I was thinking to get an extra battery :) I like to be prepared.
As for the access to the power…Do they charge fee for it?
We are planning to have our own tent…In this situation; are the power outlets outside of huts?

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mattia



Joanna

Posted: Tue, May 28, 2013, 8:04

No fee.

I had 4 spare batteries for my video camera with me (but they were 6 years old, so the capacity was not that good as the new ones).



Tarjei

Posted: Tue, May 28, 2013, 8:11

The outlets are inside. Remember that the only PNRC refuge that had power outlets available that I remember was at Haut Asco.
I don't know if they charge a fee for it, I didn't stop to ask, just plugged my charger in.

Tarjei



mattia

Posted: Tue, May 28, 2013, 9:33

Thanks again Guys.
I would definitely look into investing in battery pack or something like that.
And if will not take enough pictures we will have just come back to GR20 :).
This weekend I will go through all our preparation lists. I will see what we still need.
Thank you for all your help!

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mattia



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Wed, May 29, 2013, 18:43

Mattia

Can you share your photo's with us via Flickr or similar. It's always interesting to see the changing views through the year.

I have 2 spare camera batteries and 3 spare video batteries. I hope that's enough. Several of my planned 'finish' video clips are on the beach at Pinarello. I need to keep some 'juice' for them...

Does anyone remember Reggie Perrin?

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Alan



mattia

Posted: Mon, Jun 10, 2013, 13:59

Hi alan,
I will share my pictures via picasa probably.
I can't wait for the trip.
We flying into Calvi on Friday :)

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mattia



Turnertactics
moderator

Posted: Mon, Jun 10, 2013, 14:04

Mattia

Thanks.

Have you seen the thread about current conditions and the need for crampons & ice axe?

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Alan



mattia

Posted: Tue, Jun 11, 2013, 7:19

Hi Alan,
No I didn't see it yet!
OMG...That will complicte aur lives a lot...
I need to think.
Thank you. :)

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mattia