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Cap de Laubère
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Cap de Laubère

 
Cap de Laubère

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.79137°N / 0.32272°E

Object Title: Cap de Laubère

Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Skiing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 7260 ft / 2213 m

 

Page By: visentin

Created/Edited: Oct 8, 2009 / May 25, 2011

Object ID: 561709

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Overview

 
Saint Lary
Winter view
 
Saint Lary
Spring view
 
Panorama to the Vallée d Aure near Saint Lary
Winter view
 
Mountain architecture in Vielle Aure
Summer view
 
Lacs de Consaterre
Consaterre lakes
 
Cabane du Cap de Laubère
Hut

Panorama to the Vallée d Aure near <a href= http://www.summitpost.org/logistical-center/458596/saint-lary.html >Saint Lary</a>
Panorama to Cap de Laubère from Saint Lary

Cap de Laubère, 2213m is a modest peak that overlooks the resort of Saint Lary, and forms the landscape of this valley with the unmisseable Pic d'Aret. For this reason, it is a popular hiking destination for half a day.
Panorama to the Vallée d Aure near <a href= http://www.summitpost.org/logistical-center/458596/saint-lary.html >Saint Lary</a>
Panorama to Cap de Laubère from Saint Lary

As its name says, this Cap is rather a cape than a real summit (it lies in the continuity of smaller Pichebrou, and later followed by the Montagne de Consaterre). But this lack if significance is compensated by its allure seen from the valley.
<a href= http://www.summitpost.org/logistical-center/458596/saint-lary.html >Saint Lary</a>, sunrise from the window
Sunrise on Cap de Laubère from Saint Lary

Getting There

Mountain panorama from in Vielle Aure
Panorama to Cap de Laubère from Saint Lary

 
Lacs de Consaterre & pic de Néouvielle
Winter view
 
On the Azet crest in winter
Spring view

Both trailheads mentionned below are quikly reacheable from Saint Lary (Aure valley, exit of Lannemezan on the A64)

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Cap de Laubère from Pla d Arsoué
From Pla d'Arsoué

Routes

Cap de Laubère
On the main ridge

 
The Arbizon from the Cap de Laubère
Crete de Cupyeroude
 
Lacs de Consaterre
Lacs de Consaterre


There are two ways to reach this mountain.

- From the village of Ens, many trails climb up the generous northern slope, along the lake Lac de la Coume, or rather closer to the Crete de Cupyeroude, overlooking the Pla d'Arsoué (Lustou trailhread)

- From the entrance of the Rioumajou valley, over Tramezaigues, where, at the level of the first bridge, a marked trail climbs along the Rau de Hitte Longue.

- The continuation of these 2 trails lead to the beautiful and surprisingly unknown three lakes of Consaterre. The most fit will push the exploration to the top of Pic de Thou, highest top of the area (2743) and neighbour of the Lustou (one reason why I did not present it instead... a too close brother)
Lacs de Consaterre
Lacs de Consaterre


Accomodations

Lacs de Consaterre
Lacs de Consaterre

 
Mountain architecture in Vielle Aure
Local architecture
 
Mountain architecture in Vielle Aure
Local architecture

Many accomodations and campsites in the Aure valley :
http://www.vallee-aure.com/
No known open sherperd hut in the surroundings...
Wildcamping possible, and very nice location at the lakes of Consaterre.

One accommodation is worth mention for large groups of people: La Filature (former spinning mill), in Ancizan, with further information here and here (French). Prices can go as low as 10€ for groups over 10 people. A separate apartment is available too but rates may vary depending on the charges being shared with others or not.

The church in Ens near <a href= http://www.summitpost.org/logistical-center/458596/saint-lary.html >Saint Lary</a>
The village of Ens, trailhead

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