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12th November, 2017
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Rock-climbing in Barranco Oscuros de Balced

After the harvest, the contents of the endless fields around Huesca, in the northern Spanish province of Aragón, take the form of huge blocks of square bales, almost the size of office buildings. In the dry heat of September, everything is the parched yellow of straw, with the Pyrénées rising like a hundred moons along the northern horizon.

It was in a trench in one of these fields that...

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