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The Highest Summits in Corsica - Vizzavona Hotel Review

Corsica is the Mediterranean island that has the highest average altitude. It boasts 120 summits above 2000m. The  central summit the Monte d’Oro is 2400m high and dominates Vizzavona.

Vizzavona Hotel

 

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14th June 2018 - The opening of the Cirque of Solitude

During the last two years, there has been pressure put on the  authorities to re-open the cirque. It was always considered the highlight of the two week hike. It has taken several visits by expert geological teams,  lengthy evaluation and discussion before the official ban has been lifted.

Gr20 cirque de la solitude

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Snow on the GR20 – 30th May 2018

It’s the end of May and the guardians have  gone up to the refuges to get ready for the season.  Each refuge organizes  helicopter drops and journeys with mules to stock up on food and provisions. 

If you are doing the trail early this summer your burning question, will no doubt be ‘What’s the snow like?’

Snow on GR20

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Bed Bugs and the Immortelle de Corsica

  For the last 10 years there has been an epidemic of bedbugs in the refuges.  An alternative to using chemical repellants is to try some essential oils, such as (immortelle d’italie, lavender or citronelle).

Refuge prati

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Tromso : Mountain running is taking off

This sport is gaining popularity rapidly and can be categorized as below.   

Tromso : Mountain running is taking off

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Kilian Jornet Comes to Corsica for the GR20 record

13,000m altitude gain and descent, 200kms distance, 33hrs  relentless, extreme mental and physical effort.
 
Kilian Jornet Corsica

 

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