We climbed from refugio de Estós crossing Puerto de Gías and starting in Pic Saint Saud and Camboué. We started the ridge after Punta Lourde Rocheblave climbing Torre Armengaud and Gourgs Blancs. We climbed Jean Arlaud in last position returning to Puerto de Gías across the normal route of Gourgs Blancs.
Route climbed : west ridge Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2004
Sabrina and I climbed Gourgs Blancs from refuge du Portillon across Port d'Oo,col de Clarabide, pointe Lourde Rocheblave, pointe Armengaud and summit. Way down by south side of col des Gourgs Blancs was extremely dangerous with heavy rockfalls.
During our stay we also climbed 3 peaks of Clarabide (3020 m, West 3012 m, East 3008 m), Gias (3011 m), Saint-Saud (3003 m), Camboué (3043 m), Audoubert (3045 m), Cap and Seuil de la Baque (3097 m, 3103 m)
We had the opportunity to enjoy all sides of these mountains with good weather and nobody around!
"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