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Refuge d'Espingo
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Refuge d'Espingo

 
Refuge d\'Espingo

Page Type: Hut/Campground

Location: Hautes Pyrénées, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.73048°N / 0.50089°E

Object Title: Refuge d'Espingo

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 6453 ft / 1967 m

 

Page By: Rafa Bartolome

Created/Edited: Sep 12, 2007 / Sep 12, 2007

Object ID: 335990

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Overview

 
Cirque d Espingo
Cirque d'Espingo
 
Lac d Espingo
Lac d'Espingo
 
Lac d Espingo
Lac d'Espingo

The Refuge d'Espingo, situated in the Lake of Espingo, it's the first in the area in the approach from Granges d'Astau.

Tel: 05 61 79 20 01

Owner:
CAF de Toulouse
3 rue de l'Orient
31000 TOULOUSE
Tél : 05.61.63.74.42
Fax : 05.61.63.96.60

Official web
: CAF Toulousse

Keeper: J-François Mattesco.

Places: 80 (winter not keeped: 20)
Open: 23th April to 30th October.

Approach to Granges d'Astau:

-French: the approach to the village of Montréjeau had good highways. The access to Montréjeau is in the road A-64 (E-80) between Tarbes and Toulousse. From Montréjeau we’ll follow to Bagnères de Luchon. In Luchon we’ll follow the signals “Col de Peyresourde”. After 2-3 km in the village of Cazeaux de Larboust is the entry to the road of Granges d’Astau (1160m).

-Spanish: the access is possible at West in tunnel of Bielsa, or at the East, in the tunnel of Vielha.

-Approach to Bielsa: from Huesca to Ainsa. In Bielsa you’ll take the tunnel of Aragnouet-Bielsa to France. It’s necessary to reach the village of Arreau to turn to the east to Val Louron, the first valley of Luchon, or following across the Col of Peyresourde (1569m) and before of Bagnères de Luchon is the access (see above).

-Approach to Vielha: from the city of Lleida to village of Pont de Suert (N-230), and across the tunnel of Vielha you’ll entry in valley of Aran. Before the village of Bosost is the road to Col du Portillon (1293m) to cross the border to France. The road D-618 go directly to Bagnères-de-Luchon.

Route:
Slope: 800m.
Time: 2h.
Type: walk-up.

The route to the Refuge is not long but you can to make the approach the previous day to the climb (a mountain as Quayrat with 3060m supose a slope of 1900m from Granges d'Astau and it's the best option spend the night in the Refuge). The path is good signaled across the Lac d'Oô with bar and restaurant (no lodges) and the next Hut, the Refuge d'Espingo in the lake of same name.

Climbs:
Quayrat, Spijeoles, Belloc, Hourgarde, Tusse de Montarqué.

Walk-ups:
Lac Saussat, Refuge du Portillon.

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