After the hike to Breche de Roland my knee hurt so much that I decided to take the day off near Lac d'Aubert and Lac d'Aumar. Instead I slowly hiked to Hourquette d'Aubert and on to the Pic to its east. Returning I realized that moving my knee was the best cure so I added the hike to Col and Pic de Madamète. Some 100m elevation gain and my knee was back in working condition. Judith, meanwhile did the big Tour des Laquettes and returned so late that I was halfway back to Hourquette d'Aubert to look for her when she appeared on the horizon.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."