Thinking of Walking Late October


Posted: Wed, Oct 14, 2009, 14:14

Hello everyone,

Just looking for some advice really, I am currently in France but am really interested in walking the GR20. First question, have I left it to late in the year if I wanted to start within the next fortnight, ie without specialist snow/ice gear etc. I am a 24 year old male who is fairly fit and done a fair bit of hiking in the past, nothing like this challenge though,(longest walk so far a four dayer). I have been backing in france with a 15kg bag and done a fair bit of walking but no actual heavy duty training, what sort of level of fitness do you think I would need?
Secondly how much did you find that the 2/3 weeks all in all. (Excluding transport to and from corsica)?

Thanks in advance for any replies, Im sure ill have more questions when I think of them!


PS, I am possible looking for a walking partner if my friend doesnt confirm that he wishes to do it. Thank you