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Lac d'Aubert (normal)

Lac d'Aubert (normal)

Lac d\'Aubert (normal)

Page Type: Route

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.83336°N / 0.10025°E

Object Title: Lac d'Aubert (normal)

Route Type: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Time Required: A long day

Rock Difficulty: Class 3

Difficulty: F

Grade: I

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Created/Edited: Aug 10, 2007 / Jul 8, 2011

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Néouvielle Aubert  & Aumar routes

The normal route from Lac d'Aubert is very frequented but not always is easy to find.

Time to summit: 3h and a half. Total: 6h
Meters to gain: 900m

Getting There

See the main page to approach to Lac d'Aubert and the conditions of the access to the trailhead.

Route Description

Brecha Chausenque
Brecha Chausenque
Néouvielle, East face

We'll begin in the dam of the lake (Lac d'Aubert) turning in left side crossing over the wall of the same dam. In the other side it exist some signals and various paths. The path most evident turn to left to make a great curve before to turn to right and for this reason many people walk in straight direction to get the path in the other side of the curve. After some ramps among the grassy terrain we'll follow the cairns. The path turn to right in some terraces (exposed if had snow) and with many attention we'll evitate to walk under the west face of the Barris d'Aubert, rocky ridge in direction to peak Ramougn (in this case a vertical wall it's the only place to cross the ridge to the east and you need to make a rappel or descent a rock-climb of II+). The path reach a chaotic col with a lot of stones to get a new path in an area with a lot of path and cairns, all of this path go in the same direction to west. Some terraces of rock exist to walk in direction SW to the great blocks of the stone what surround the little glacier of Ramougn with the view of Néouvielle in left side. We'll have two options but it's important to know what the easy route doesn’t go directly to the peak:
a)-normal route: in right side we'll see the entry in a great gap, it's the Brecha de Chausenque, important col to traverse to refuge de la Glére. It's not necessary to reach the col, before we'll see some cairns to get the great ramp of stones (early in spring snow of 30º) to the summit. It's the area of the little glacier of Néouvielle, but generally is possible to evitate the snow in summer. The cairns go to the bottom of final ridge and turn to left side to reach the summit in a narrow terrace (exposed) and a final chimney of I. Great landscape.
b)-for mountaineers it exist a shortest route. We'll leave the path to Brecha Chausenque and we'll go in direction to a col in the shoulder NE of Néouvielle (the point of minor height in the ridge visible of the peak). Some cairns show the entry of the terraces over the glacier and the stones. The rock-climb is I+ to reach the shoulder and to get the north ramp of the peak, the same of normal route to the summit.

Essential Gear

It's necessary the use of crampons and ice-axe in May-June and probably the first days of July to the bordering of glacier of Ramougn and the entry of ramp north in the glacier of Néouvielle.

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The Orédon and Laquettes lakes from the Néouvielle normal routeThe Néouvielle normal route, looking to the Ramoun ridgeThe Lac d\'Aubert from the Néouvielle normal routeThe Néouvielle normal route, looking to Hourquette d\'AubertThe Néouvielle normal route, looking down to Les LaquettesThe Néouvielle normal route, looking down to Les LaquettesSummit of Néouvielle
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