Brecha de Rolando

Brecha de Rolando/Fra: Brèche de Roland/ pass(2807) on the French/Spanish border ridge as viewed from traverses on Spanish side

Pyrenees - Ordesa/Perdido/Gavarnie area - Spain/France

2nd September 2011

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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 7, 2011 2:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bellissima Tomek!

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!

Tomek Lodowy

lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 7, 2011 2:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Bellissima Tomek!

It reminds me of the optical sight of a rifle.

-- Larry of the West

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 7, 2011 3:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Bellissima Tomek!

It is a real curiosity in the landscape there, amazing area with incredible rock structures.

cheers!

Tomek

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 8, 2011 5:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: :O)

oh yes Roland's sword must have been truly giant! :)

Cheers Roberto!

Tomek

ojo - Sep 8, 2011 4:43 am - Voted 10/10

were you....?

.. climbing Casco?

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 8, 2011 5:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: were you....?

Hola!

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!

Tomek Lodowy

visentin

visentin - Sep 8, 2011 4:48 am - Voted 10/10

Tomek coming back without a picture of the day

would be abnormal !!! :)

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 8, 2011 5:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Tomek coming back without a picture of the day

hehehehh these are just your beautiful mountains, that's the whole story! :)))

Tomek Lodowy

EricChu

EricChu - Sep 8, 2011 9:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Great!

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!
Cheers,
Eric

visentin

visentin - Sep 9, 2011 2:32 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Great!

"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 ?

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 9, 2011 5:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Yes, I do. The legend of knight Roland and his Durendal is absolutely romantic.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 9, 2011 5:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thanks Eric,

I'm happy to bring back your good memories here.

Have a great weekend!

Tomek

Luc

Luc - Sep 13, 2011 9:04 am - Voted 10/10

;oP thou shall not pass!

Nice feature, I wonder if the border patrols had a shack there before the EU.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 13, 2011 3:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: ;oP thou shall not pass!

Have no idea :))) but the pass looks quite unusual indeed!

cheers!

Tomek Lodowy

kgordon18 - Apr 4, 2012 12:48 pm - Hasn't voted

hiking torla to gavarnie

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

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