Louis-Philippe Loncke Completes Another Monster Pack Marathon

Louis-Philippe Loncke Completes Another Monster Pack Marathon
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In his latest monster pack challenge, Louis-Philippe Loncke has become the first person to cross the Pyrenees unsupported. He completed the 800km journey from Hendaye, France to Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, in 43 days, following the Pyrenees High Route along the French-Spanish border. He began on July 26 and ending yesterday, September 6. The trip was not without its difficulties. In the first half, he fell, sprained his ankle and struggled with the 48kg backpack and the friction it caused on his back. As he progressed, the weight decreased and he could move at a much faster pace.   Things did not get easier during the second half of his journey. On day 26, he fell several times in rocky terrain when strong winds threw him off balance. A few days later, he fell on a steep descent, bumping his head. Then... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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