I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.

Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.

It’s getting colder and the high Alps has fresh snow. With lots of lousy weather in the immediate forecast, my…

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I had previously thought that Col du Tourmalet (2115 metres) was the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenées, but in fact it is Port de Boucharo (2270 metres).