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Hiking on Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe: Last prep for our 6-day ultramarathon!

LGuadalouo 025Read Jackie’s race reports, posted “live” daily from the course (internet connection permitting) on SleepMonsters.

Dave and I have just spent the last nine days on the island of Basse-Terre, part of the archipelago that makes up the islands of Guadeloupe, in the southern Caribbean. Basse-Terre is the largest island of Guadeloupe, and also the most rugged – it’s an active volcano (last explosion about 500 years ago, but with sulphuric gases emanating from its slopes and peaks), covered in thick tropical rainforest.

This will just be a quick post for now – the internet connections here are not great. Use the link above to follow our live reports on SleepMonsters during the race (March 30 to April 7), and Read the rest of this entry »

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