My blog for the Guerrilla Trek, Nepal (April 2014)
My blog for the Scottish National Trail (August to October 2014)
My blog for the Iceland Traverse - North to South - July 2014
There are some useful links in the sidebar, which fall into two categories: Technical and Blogs. Here is a little more detail.
- OpenStreetMaps for Garmin - http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
This is where you can get worldwide maps ready to load into a Garmin. You can get them as a single gmapsupp.img file. This can be put into the /Garmin directory on your device or its Micro SD Card.
- Online conversion tool - http://apps.linz.govt.nz/coordinate-conversion/index.aspx
This tool allows you to convert co-ordinates from one system to another.
- Conversion spreadsheet - http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/help-and-support/navigation-technology/os-net/coordinate-spreadsheet.html
- Calibre is for all your eBook management and conversion needs - http://calibre-ebook.com/
- GMT is a tool that allows you to rename an OSM map internally so that it shows correctly in a GPS - http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/
- GPS Prune is a tool for manipulating tracks and waypoints on Linux - http://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/
- GPS Babel is a tool for converting GPX files from one format to another - http://www.gpsbabel.org/
BlogsI am grateful to all of those whose writings so benefited me. I followed the footsteps of the first three on a daily basis, both reading them ahead and also re-reading sections afterwards to savour the experience.
I commend the writing of the fourth and especially the piece "Bare on Night Mountain" which describes a salutatory lesson. It merits "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest".
- Writes of Way - http://writesofway.com/pyrenees/
- Touching the Light - http://www.touchingthelight.co.uk/atom/
- Chris Upson - http://hrp2011.blogspot.com/
- Self-Powered - http://www.selfpowered.net/search/label/HRP
- Andy Howell's Pyrenees Forum - http://www.andyhowell.info/trek-blog/pyrenees-forum/