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La Brecha de Rolando
The return to La Brecha de Rolando in the descent from the summit of Taillon. 5 june 2004.

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AndyVery nice!

Andy

Voted 10/10

I love the way the sky contrasts with the rock. This photo should certainly be considered for photos of the week!
Posted Jun 8, 2004 4:54 pm

desainmeRe: Very nice!

desainme

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Breche de Roland- A cut above the rest!
Posted Jun 8, 2004 8:15 pm

Rafa BartolomeRe: Very nice!

Rafa Bartolome

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Thanks to all. The mythology says that the cut was realized by the sword of the legendary french hero Rolando, warrior of CarloMagno's troops. Certainly this is a pure invention but it informs about the attraction that it has generated this gap for centuries. Probably Rolando died in Roncesvalles's battle, in the Pyrenees of the north of Navarre, point of entry of the way of Santiago from Europe. Many other places have legendary names in the Pyrenees (the name of the mountainous chain comes from the greek goddess Pirene, lover of the great hero Hercules).
Posted Jun 9, 2004 3:26 am

Rick BFantastico!

Rick B

Voted 10/10

Muy muy buena Rafa!! :-)
Posted Jun 9, 2004 6:46 am

Rafa BartolomeRe: Fantastico!

Rafa Bartolome

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Gracias
Posted Jun 9, 2004 2:28 pm

ezaJo

eza

Voted 10/10

¿Qué voy a decir que no hayan dicho ya? Estoy pasando una envidia que no se puede definir
Posted Jun 9, 2004 1:04 pm

TodoVerticalExcellent!!!

TodoVertical

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Muy buena Rafa, no la había visto !!!

Posted Sep 27, 2004 6:03 pm

Rafa BartolomeRe: Excellent!!!

Rafa Bartolome

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Gracias. Es un sitio que se deja fotografiar solo aunque esta imagen me gusta mucho porque no es la típica. La brecha de Rolando es como para poner en cualquier libro de los Pirineos en la portada.
Posted Sep 28, 2004 6:30 am

rafamolinaChapeau¡¡

rafamolina

Voted 10/10

Congratulations Rafa. It's really a wonderful picture. I would like to make one day this route to the Taillon.
Posted May 23, 2005 10:01 am

Rafa BartolomeRe: Chapeau¡¡

Rafa Bartolome

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gracias.

This route it's one of the most beautiful of Pyrenees, but is long (more than 6 hours to summit). A good option is to sleep in the night in refuge of Sarradets (4 hours) and climb the Taillon the next day. You can to rest in the refuge while you drink a beer (2,5 € !!) enjoying of the sights of the wonderfull cirque de Gavarnie and La Brecha (I close my eyes and I remember perfectly the instant)

It's one of my favorites pictures (and I had more than 5000 of the last 6 years in the mountains)
Posted May 23, 2005 10:45 am

JavierPleyenda Brecha de Roland

Voted 10/10

Narra que Roldán/Roland - mítico guerrero y sobrino del emperador europeo Carlomagno - sajó de un tajo con su espada Durandarte esta muralla rocosa ( llamada Bazillac, de casi 3.000 m.) hecho que divide la frontera franco-española , desde la foto se divisa la vertiente española, junto a la cúspide del pico Casco de + de 3.000m. Enmarcado en el bellísimo Parque Nacional de Ordesa - Huesca, España -.
Posted Mar 18, 2007 1:44 pm

tylerjwhiteHey

tylerjwhite

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This pict. drew me in. It is an amazing perspective that makes you feel like you are there.
Posted Dec 8, 2007 2:26 pm

Rafa BartolomeRe: Hey

Rafa Bartolome

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thanks
Posted Dec 9, 2007 2:53 am

DrJonnieBreche de Roland

DrJonnie

Voted 10/10

Hi Rafa,

we did this last year from Gavarnie which gives a much shorter trip than via Torla but probably not so scenic.
We met a french guy Francois Bres(http://francois.bres.free.fr/ ) on the way up past the Sarradets hut and he knew the area well. He suggested that we do Taillon as well as just going to the Breche, which we did and really enjoyed it.

cheers Johnnie
Posted Jan 7, 2008 12:48 pm

Rafa BartolomeRe: Breche de Roland

Rafa Bartolome

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The option from Gavarnie is most advisable (shortest), but for Spanish the approach in car is long. If you had more days is better the French option. The Spanish can to climb the Taillon in less of 2 days (a weeek-end) but it's hard (slope 1700m). It's long for us from France (3 days generally, you need holidays).

Examples (in car):
Madrid-Torla: 4h30m or 5h . Madrid-Gavarnie: 7h 30m or 8h. If you think about the return after the climb... 8h is horrible in a week-end (impossible the friday after the work the approach to Gavarnie but the option Torla is available or even climb to refuge of Sarradets the saturday after the travel in the morning). The route between Torla and Gavarnie in car needs 3h!!! (the road from Gavarnie to Bujaruelo through the Pyrenees was not built in the Spanish side but the French part can be used that was built to the French route).

In your holidays if you came from another country, the French option is the best as well in my opinion.

cheers and thanks
Posted Jan 8, 2008 5:51 am

DrJonnieRe: Breche de Roland

DrJonnie

Voted 10/10

Hi Rafa,

thanks for your comments, as we had decided to try Vignemale from the French side we decided to stay in Gavarnie, The Breche and Taillon was a bonus climb after an easy day walking up to the Cirque the day after we had done Vignemale.

cheers Johnnie
Posted Jan 8, 2008 8:57 am

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Rafa BartolomeSubmitted by Rafa Bartolome
on Jun 8, 2004 3:11 pm

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Lat/Lon: 42.70310°N / 0.0605°W
Object Title: La Brecha de Rolando

Image Type(s): Scenery, Panorama