The Route

Having visited the Pyrenees 4 times already, including 2 complete traverses of the GR11 and HRP, my trip in 2013 was all about filling in a few blanks, and bagging a few summits along the way. The 15-day route covered about 400km from Eyne-Bolquere train station to Gavarnie, with 25,000 metres of ascent. The route largely followed the GR11 once I'd reached Andorra, but also climbed the following 7 summits:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Day 14 - Refuge la Grange de Holle to Refuge Baysellance

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Day 14

This was by far the shortest day of the trip. A relaxed stroll up the GR10/HRP to arrive at the Refuge de Baysellance before lunchtime. I could in theory have climbed the Vignemale in a couple of hours and headed back down the valley, but given it was clouding over, and there was no rush, I chose to hang around at the hut for the rest of the day, making it feel like  very long wait until dinner time.

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