The small refuge of Arrèmoulit is located in an idillic place near of the great peak Pallas and the beautiful lakes of Arrèmoulit, Artouste and Arrious. It's a perfect trailhead for the climb of Pallas, Arriel, and even Balaitous. Other mountains of interest: Pic de la Soba, Soques.
News 2011: change of gardien. You must consult the web (below) with the news.
-Propietary: CAF de Pau, tel. 0559277181
-Reservation: Pierre-Jean Pradalier, Tel: 0559920620, 0559053179.
-Open: june to september (with reservation from Holy-week, out of the season you must to contact with CAF of Pau)
-Beds: two little dormitories with berths.
-W.C.: out of the refuge.
-Service: having supper and breakfast.
This refuge does not have many comforts and it's small but it's located in a perfect and marvelous place to climb great mountains.
Time: 3h 30min.
You'll walk in east direction following the HRP (Haute Route of Pyrenees) in the ravine of Arrious with a good path. You'll pass the Cabane d'Arrious and you'll reach the Col d'Arrious (2259m, 2h30min). In the col you'll follow the signal to right side and you'll leave the nice lake of Arrious in left side (south) to cross the nice and spectacular Passage d'Orteig in the north wall of the peak of lake d'Arrious (2495m). The pass is a little stepcrossing of 1 or 2 meters wide equiped with a metallic rope in right side (grade I+) very easy. With snow and ice I think is a very dangerous walk. The view of Lake of Artouste in north side is nice. In winter is advisable the descent with precaution to lake and don't walk the passage (30 minutes more). At the exit of the pass (2370 meters) the view of Pallas and Balaitous is wondefull over the lake of Arremoulit. You'll must to descent now to the refuge d'Arremoulit (2280m, 3h30min).
To see some images of the route you must to consult the route of Geodesics ridge
External LinksRefuge d'Arrèmoulit
information of refuge of CAF.
with map and some pictures.
text in spanish but very good pictures.
lac et refuge d'Arrèmoulit