I am planning walking the Haute Pyrenees next summer. Yes, I know it is a bit early but it adds to the fun and leaves some time to find maps. I am considering using IGN maps on ViewRanger for the French side backed up with 1:50,000 Rando maps. I plan to photocopy the relevant areas of the maps to save weight. My problem is that of the 11 maps recommended by Ton Joosten in the Cicerone Guide, FIVE of them are out of print including the Editorial Alpina maps for the Spanish side and the Rando Map 24 which was out of print back in 2010 according to a thread called HRP 2010.
So If anyone has any of the maps that I could borow so that I can photograph the missing bits, I would be very grateful. The maps which are out of print are:
Editorial Alpina Alduides to Baztan. Rando Editions Carte de Randonnes no. 10 Canigou; no. 11 Rouisillon; Rando Editions Mapa Excursonista no. 24 Gavarrnie-Ordesa and no. 22 Pic di'Estats-Aneto.
you can use online maps
and stich them together like Willem did (this is not the HRP)
Many thanks to all those with suggestions and good luck to Alex. Are the free online maps of Spain any better than OpenCycle Maps which have also been suggested?
It looks as though most of the Rando Maps are available at the MapShop and MapKiosk and it was just IGN and Stanfords who said they were out of print. The maps are much cheaper if you get from IGN direct rather than say Stanfords provided you buy more than one or two to cover the postage but £5 on 5 maps pays for a lot of postage.
I have the editorial alpina maps mentioned above but they are really surplus to requirements (and have quite a lot of errors in them) if you have the rando editions maps which can also be bought directly from this site
Having studied thefirst two Rando Maps i.e. Pay Basque Ouest and Pay Basque Est i.e. nos 1 and 2, I can also see no reason for requiring the Editorial Alpina Maps or for that matter the 1:25,000 Carte de Randonne No. 1346 which Ton Joosten recommends, they would seem to be a waste of money. I do note however that if you have old copies of the above two Rando Maps (1989 edition as opposed to 2006 edition), one might need the Editorial Alpina Maps. The latest version of the Rando Maps althgough theoretically covering the same area actually provide details of areas covered by the legend on the old maps.
So Alex provided you have the latest Rando Maps, you should be OK. Have you highlighted the route on your maps so that you can check whether the whole route is covered? With Rando Maps 1 and 2, I have Ton Joostens route fully covered for the first 7 days to Col Bagargui and beyond. I am hoping to find an old copy of Map no. 24 i.e. the one which is definitely out of print but it would seem that one wouldn't need this if you had Map no. 4 instead.
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