Book Cover - Time Hears no Reason by Ken Scott

Time Hears no Reason

In 2011, Ken Scott and his lifetime friend Wayne crossed the Pyrenees on the HRP – the Pyrenees High Route, one of Europe’s great mountain walks.

Time Hears no Reason” is an inspiring story of a classic mountain adventure with that modern twist – two friends approaching a definitive middle-aged birthday with a realisation that expeditions do not get easier.

It is an exploration of self and relationships interwoven with evocative descriptions of a magnificent landscape.

With information to help any aspiring walker, this journal is also an invaluable HRP companion.

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These posts are the original SMS text messages and tweets sent back from our Pyrenees HRP expedition, starting on 13th June 2011 as we travelled down through France on the train via Paris, finishing on 3rd August 2011 as we swam in the Mediterranean at Banyuls sur Mer.

HRP Complete

I feel as if I've been in a time warp! Seven weeks of walking…
8th August 2011/by Ken Scott

Swimming in the Med at Banyuls: HRP Done

At 15.45 on 3rd August we swam in the Med at Banyuls sur Mer.…
3rd August 2011/by Ken Scott

One Day to Go

Forty-nine days done, just ONE to go. We swim in the Med tomorrow…
2nd August 2011/by Ken Scott

No Shops on Sundays – Arles sur Tech

We're in Arles sur Tech and it is Sunday. All shops are shut…
31st July 2011/by Ken Scott

Over the Canigou

Staying in a little Maison Forestière next to the Refuge Mariailles.…
29th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Drying Out in Bolquère

Just sitting in Bolquère having a bite. Demolished a baguette,…
27th July 2011/by Ken Scott

End of the Railway Border Outpost

Safely in Hospitalet près l'Andorre and ready for a rest. Pity…
24th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Big Days and Making Up Time

Felt fantastically strong today on a big day. We made up another…
23rd July 2011/by Ken Scott

Lounging in Llorts

Just set up on a little campsite in Llorts having been sent here…
22nd July 2011/by Ken Scott

A New Way to Andorra

Going really well. Arrived in Andorra today and not only two…
21st July 2011/by Ken Scott

Graus and Tavascan

Just on our way to Tavascan to get supplies after three tough…
19th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Rest Day in Vall d’Aran

About to leave Vall d'Aran after a rest day. A lovely stay on…
15th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Two Days out of Benasque

Two good days out of Benasque in fabulous country through Vallibierna.…
13th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Halfway Through

We arrived yesterday (Sat 9/7) at Benasque, pretty much halfway…
10th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Moving on – Route Choice Pending

Yesterday we pressed on beyond Barroude, our intended camp, to…
8th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Two Days Ahead of Schedule

Have made it to Gavarnie two days ahead of schedule after eight…
4th July 2011/by Ken Scott

Welcome to the High Pyrenees

What a magnificent morning today at Ayous watching sunrise over…
30th June 2011/by Ken Scott

4k beyond Arlet

Pushed on 4k beyond Arlet today, and have now a much shorter…
28th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Hunt for Melting Cheese

Arrived in Lescun but struggling to find food as it is Sunday!…
27th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Limestone Labyrinth

Today was very hard, with a long demanding climb over the Col…
26th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Pic d’Orhy: Inversions and Vultures

What an amazing day on Pic d'Orhy. Our first 2000m peak with…
24th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Odd End to a Day

A really odd end to a day which began misty and then got hot…
21st June 2011/by Ken Scott

Les Aldudes

Stopped in Les Aldudes. Today is hot at 27 degrees and we're…
20th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Iparla – Magic 1000m

We had a superb day on the Crêtes d'Iparla! A big mountain rather…
19th June 2011/by Ken Scott

To Bidarray

Rain again early today out from Dantxarinea but finished up a…
18th June 2011/by Ken Scott

La Rhune in Driving Dreich

Our first top La Rhune / Larrun climbed in appalling weather…
16th June 2011/by Ken Scott

First Day

Stonking first day out from Hendaye; 17km through the suburbs…
15th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Arrived

Arrived in Hendaye after long night on TGV from Paris. Coffee…
14th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Bière à Paris

In Paris having a beer ... and preparing for l'addition, which…
13th June 2011/by Ken Scott

Pyrenees HRP Ready to Go

Well that's that! Two years of prep for a trek that has actually…
12th June 2011/by Ken Scott

AtoM 2011 – Fast Approaching

Saturday 28th February 2009
I'm chatting with my friend Dawn…
6th June 2011/by Ken Scott