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Brecha de Rolando
Brecha de Rolando/Fra: Brèche de Roland/ pass(2807) on the French/Spanish border ridge as viewed from traverses on Spanish side

Pyrenees - Ordesa/Perdido/Gavarnie area - Spain/France

2nd September 2011

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Tomek LodowyRe: Bellissima Tomek!

Tomek Lodowy

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Happy you like it Roberto, thanks!

I've got just too many captures of famous Brecha from all possible angles and distances when viewed from Spanish side, to be published within next days. It was my first time in lovely Pyrenees :)

Best greetings from rainy, too rainy island!

Tomek Lodowy
Posted Sep 7, 2011 2:02 pm

lcarreauRe: Bellissima Tomek!

lcarreau

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It reminds me of the optical sight of a rifle.

-- Larry of the West
Posted Sep 7, 2011 2:42 pm

Tomek LodowyRe: Bellissima Tomek!

Tomek Lodowy

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It is a real curiosity in the landscape there, amazing area with incredible rock structures.

cheers!

Tomek
Posted Sep 7, 2011 3:47 pm

Tomek LodowyRe: :O)

Tomek Lodowy

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oh yes Roland's sword must have been truly giant! :)

Cheers Roberto!

Tomek
Posted Sep 8, 2011 5:46 pm

ojowere you....?

Voted 10/10

.. climbing Casco?
Posted Sep 8, 2011 4:43 am

Tomek LodowyRe: were you....?

Tomek Lodowy

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Hola!

Thinking of it like about Taillon, but eventually gave it up, what appeared to be very fortunate decision as 2 heavy storms caught me soon later on my way bac to Goriz...

That originally looking pass was the main target of the day, hiking with one Australian for hours, great memories and the cave on the route just brilliantly scenic!

Tomek Lodowy
Posted Sep 8, 2011 5:00 am

visentinTomek coming back without a picture of the day

visentin

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would be abnormal !!! :)
Posted Sep 8, 2011 4:48 am

Tomek LodowyRe: Tomek coming back without a picture of the day

Tomek Lodowy

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hehehehh these are just your beautiful mountains, that's the whole story! :)))

Tomek Lodowy
Posted Sep 8, 2011 5:45 pm

EricChuGreat!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

A really excellent photo you posted of the Brecha de Rolando, Tomek!! I remember going over it in 1993 - the first time I set my foot on Spanish soil - and the fierce wind that greeted me from the Spanish side when I reached the top, coming from the Refuge de la Brèche!
Cheers,
Eric
Posted Sep 8, 2011 9:05 pm

visentinRe: Great!

visentin

Voted 10/10

"soil", I like the word. little of it on the foot of the Brecha ! Every true mountain lover a bit supersticious pass at least once in his life.
Tomek do you know the legend of this gate ?
Posted Sep 9, 2011 2:32 am

Tomek LodowyRe: Great!

Tomek Lodowy

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Yes, I do. The legend of knight Roland and his Durendal is absolutely romantic.
Posted Sep 9, 2011 5:52 am

Tomek LodowyRe: Great!

Tomek Lodowy

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Thanks Eric,

I'm happy to bring back your good memories here.

Have a great weekend!

Tomek
Posted Sep 9, 2011 5:53 am

Luc;oP thou shall not pass!

Luc

Voted 10/10

Nice feature, I wonder if the border patrols had a shack there before the EU.
Posted Sep 13, 2011 9:04 am

Tomek LodowyRe: ;oP thou shall not pass!

Tomek Lodowy

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Have no idea :))) but the pass looks quite unusual indeed!

cheers!

Tomek Lodowy
Posted Sep 13, 2011 3:17 pm

kgordon18hiking torla to gavarnie

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I am thinking of run/hiking from Torla, Spain to Gavarnie, France. Through Ordessa Canyon, Rolandos Breach and down to Gavarnie for the night returning the following day over the pass that leads through Bujaruelo and down GR11 to Torla. Can I do this with Microspikes only? Is there much exposure on the French side leading down to Gavarnie? Any advices appreciated. ken
Posted Apr 4, 2012 12:48 pm

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