Ex Eagle Hike - 3RHA supported by R Mons (M) RE...

The Team...
The GR 20 is a GR footpath that crosses the Mediterranean island of Corsica running approximately north-south, described by the outdoor writer Paddy Dillon as "one of the top trails in the world". It's 180km long with variation in height of about 10 000 - and it's hot! So what better a place to test six members of 3 Royal Horse Artillery and myself from R Mons (M) RE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Monmouthshire_Royal_Engineers? 3 RHA were part of the artillery's 'Ubique 300', celebrating 300 years of the Royal Artillery. I'd been lucky enough to assist some other units with their part of the round the world adventures, but this seemed tougher than most! The ads from 3 RHA were definitely 'stretched' and our main challenges were the heat, the height and the lack of water...
Water discipline...
Hot rock...
feeling the heat on day one...
Looking for shade...
Camp one...
Resupplying the huts GR20 style...
Heading to the sun...
Afternoon clouds...
Heading down to camp with the next day's climb beyond...
A bridge too far...
Heading up to Monte Cinto 2706m, Corsica's highest mountain...
Balancing act...
French Foreign Legion Paras making the most of the heat and the mountains...
Taking a break...
Scrambling in the sun...
Morning sun...
Heading down to the halfway point...
Taking the plunge... Day six and reaching the halfway point...

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31.10 | 18:40

Great stuff Chris. Thanks for all your support. Chris Ham

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01.02 | 11:48

No mark - I am involved with REMEC though. Please look up REMEC on FB. Regards, Chris

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01.02 | 09:01

Hi

is this the official page of the REMEC. Can you sign post me on details of membership and opportunities for training and development.

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01.12 | 01:15

Not a bad site- very nice photo's...

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