Attacked Pic de Campbieil from Lac de Cap de Long. Lost our way during the ascent from the lake to the top of the first big terrain step. Returned to find the correct path. During the ascent to the second step my blood circulation went wild and I barely made it to the top of the step at some 2850m. After having lunch decided against the summit but rather the saddle of Hourquette de Cap de Long. Wonderful panorama at 2950m. Health returned but with all the losses before lunch we decided we lacked the time to attack the last 200m to the summit
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe