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Heavenwards on the Col de Ibaneta

Climbing the Col de Ibaneta
Written by Stuart Wickes

Heavenwards on the Col de Ibaneta

Stuart Profile SmallWe are 900m up, in an emerald forest and entering the cloud zone now. If this is a metaphor for getting to heaven, be warned, it takes a lot effort with so much gear. Our progress is slow, painfully slow. The supply of sweets and lollies helps. But for how long? And what when they run out? Or when darkness descends? Spirits are fine for now. But let’s not count our blessings too soon.

Climbing the Col de Ibaneta

Climbing the Col de Ibaneta

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Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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