Louis-Philippe Loncke: The Monster Pack Man Takes on the Pyrenees

Louis-Philippe Loncke: The Monster Pack Man Takes on the Pyrenees
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Louis-Philippe Loncke, is aiming to become the first person to cross the Pyrenees unsupported. The 43-year old, self-styled “Mad Belgian” started on July 26 from Hendaye, France and hopes to complete the 800km journey in 40 to 50 days. However, he admits that “many ways to fail”. Loncke will follow the Pyrenees High Route trail across the spine of the French-Spanish border. Many people complete this trek every year, but no one has done it unsupported because of the weight of the pack required. With no resupplies, “unless I find berries before the bears”, Loncke started with a 48kg backpack.   Loncke is no stranger to mega-packs. On his recent unsupported crossing of Tasmania in winter, he carried a staggering 62kg. His unsupported treks across West Macdonnell National Park, Fraser Island  and the Simpson Desert (all Australia), Iceland and the... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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