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    Widdler
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    Hi, I'm doing some advanced planning for a complete traverse of the GR10 next summer and am wondering if there's any way around shelling out almost £90 for all 10 maps to cover the whole route? Also if anyone has other helpful advice about the trip it would be gratefully received.Thanks.

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    Well... you could rely on the hand drawn maps in the Paul Lucia book, plus the red and white marks, but even though route finding is normally not a problem over there I wouldn't like to go without any maps myself.

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    Take a look at the Memory Map product, although it won't cover it all

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    The Ton Joosten GR-10 book?
    http://www.pyreneeen-online.com/nieuw_boek2.htm
    Unfortunately for you in Dutch but with copys of all the IGN carte de randonnées 1/50000 inside

    Ivo



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    £90 for 10 maps does sound a bit steep. I assume that's the price if you buy them from a UK supplier. Can you not go direct to the source and order them? Even with postage, I guess they'd be cheaper.

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    You can also use the topo guides from the FFRP.
    There are 4 volumes sold at 13.95 EUR each (almost all book shops in France give the authorised maximum 5% discount).

    http://www.ffrandonnee.fr/topos/topo...atal&t=gr&v=10

    Some backpackers doing the GR10 / HRP also use the IGN Rando Pyrenees CD ROM to make printings of the maps.

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    Not sure if they can help but www.stanfords.co.uk stock a huge range of maps for all parts of the world.

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    Hi,

    I'm from Toulouse, 1h30 from the Pyrénées, and I often hike there.

    Rando éditions publish 1/50000 maps of the pyrénées (http://www.editions-sudouest.com/Car...-44-rando.html). Those maps are less acute than the 1/25000 IGN maps but cover more land. I use one of them to hike in Ariège and the acurancy is great for me.
    You can find them on amazon.co.uk (9£) but in France those maps are sold around 9? (a bit cheaper).

    Another option to cross the Pyrénées is the HRP (Haute Route Pyrénéenne). It's a 40 day hike, harder than the GR10 but wilder. Some infos in english : http://perso.orange.fr/fevre/html/pyren_en.htm

    Ciao


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    Thanks everybody I will look into some of those options.

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    Theres really no need to take all the maps for the GR10, as its well marked, and on paths.

    Taking them all will just add cost and weight.

    If you have some French, then the best bet as Francois says are the FFRP handbooks - 4 are needed - available from Stanfords or the FFRP at http://www.ffrandonnee.fr/topos/topo...atal&t=gr&v=10

    These have places to stay, mileages, altitudes, route descriptions, and maps with route overprints.

    Cheers Judy

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    My advice would be to accept the price and buy all the maps you need. Maps are great when planning: all the possibilities they show just add to the anticipation. They're great when actually walking: they give you the freedom to change plans on the spur-of-the-moment and take detours whenever you feel the urge. And they're great in the future, when you look back and relive your trip. Or trips... because who knows, you might go back to the Pyrenees again and again. (And after you've walked there once I'd bet that you do return.)

    Maps might by expensive, but I'd say you are buying more than just the maps...

    (Have a great trip. It should be a memorable walk.)

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    Widdler
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    Hi,

    Another option is to buy the DVDs Georando (for PC only) of the french geographical institute (IGN). Those dvd contains the maps (road maps, regional maps and finally 1/25000 maps for hiking) of the choosen area (4 DVDs for the whole pyrénées - A DVD costs around 48?).

    See here (click on the pyrénées area) : http://ign.fr/rubrique.asp?lng_id=EN&rbr_id=2196

    Or if you know how to use photoshop, you can go to the geoportail website (www.geoportail.fr) and build your own maps thanks to screen captures (but it would take a lot, lot time...).

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