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Portillo on the C Baztan

henrythedog

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Michael Portillo’s new series ‘Pyrenees’ has him on part of the Baztan in episode 1. Available on ‘catch up’ in the UK. Unusually, he’s not on a train.

(For the non-Brits; Michael Portillo is an ex politician and a virtual institution in the UK. Or should be in an institution, depending on your point of view; and has made a never-ending series of train travel programmes. He’s half Spanish and his father left Spain in a hurry after the guerra civil. It’s a good programme, IMHO)
 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.
I watched this and enjoyed it a lot. It's a good series and it was nice to virtually revisit the Baztan. I think there's a marmite 'love it or hate it' thing around Portillo - I'm unashamedly in the fan zone.

His gear choices are interesting as always, but his Basque walking pole is very cool!
 

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