Happy you like it Roberto, thanks!
I've got just too many captures of famous Brecha from all possible angles and distances when viewed from Spanish side, to be published within next days. It was my first time in lovely Pyrenees :)
Best greetings from rainy, too rainy island!
It reminds me of the optical sight of a rifle.
-- Larry of the West
It is a real curiosity in the landscape there, amazing area with incredible rock structures.
oh yes Roland's sword must have been truly giant! :)
.. climbing Casco?
Thinking of it like about Taillon, but eventually gave it up, what appeared to be very fortunate decision as 2 heavy storms caught me soon later on my way bac to Goriz...
That originally looking pass was the main target of the day, hiking with one Australian for hours, great memories and the cave on the route just brilliantly scenic!
would be abnormal !!! :)
hehehehh these are just your beautiful mountains, that's the whole story! :)))
A really excellent photo you posted of the Brecha de Rolando, Tomek!! I remember going over it in 1993 - the first time I set my foot on Spanish soil - and the fierce wind that greeted me from the Spanish side when I reached the top, coming from the Refuge de la Brèche!
"soil", I like the word. little of it on the foot of the Brecha ! Every true mountain lover a bit supersticious pass at least once in his life.
Tomek do you know the legend of this gate ?
Yes, I do. The legend of knight Roland and his Durendal is absolutely romantic.
I'm happy to bring back your good memories here.
Have a great weekend!
Nice feature, I wonder if the border patrols had a shack there before the EU.
Have no idea :))) but the pass looks quite unusual indeed!
I am thinking of run/hiking from Torla, Spain to Gavarnie, France. Through Ordessa Canyon, Rolandos Breach and down to Gavarnie for the night returning the following day over the pass that leads through Bujaruelo and down GR11 to Torla. Can I do this with Microspikes only? Is there much exposure on the French side leading down to Gavarnie? Any advices appreciated. ken