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The National Three Peaks gives you a break between each peak. It's tough because it's in a 24-hour window and the only sleep you'll get is whatever you can steal in the car between mountains. Ensure your driver isn't completing the challenge with you. I also agree with user2766. The Yorkshire Three Peaks is an alternative challenge without the added impact ...


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If you read french the " topoguide" (https://boutique.ffrandonnee.fr/topoguides?gr=gr-5) from the FFR (fédération française de randonnée, french trekking association) are a good option both for planning and during walk ( I don't think they cover part of the GR5 outside of France and you need several to cover all the itinerary ) they have information on ...


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I will give here some general guidelines for hiking: The best training for hiking is... hiking. But for a very long hike, training is somewhat secondary as you'll gain fitness on trail. If training is not mandatory, I think experience almost is: you should definitely go sleep in the wilds prior to your departure. You have to know your needs and start ...


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A lot of people tackle long distance walks like this in segments, at least until they're used to multi-day hiking. The opposite is through-hiking, but not many people can take several months off work. The GR5 looks doable in segments ranging from a long weekend to a couple of weeks. Thus after a couple of local trips to test your gear and yourself, you can ...


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