Attacked Pic de Campbieil from Lac de Cap de Long. Lost our way during the ascent from the lake to the top of the first big terrain step. Returned to find the correct path. During the ascent to the second step my blood circulation went wild and I barely made it to the top of the step at some 2850m. After having lunch decided against the summit but rather the saddle of Hourquette de Cap de Long. Wonderful panorama at 2950m. Health returned but with all the losses before lunch we decided we lacked the time to attack the last 200m to the summit
Numerous climbs 25-20 years ago with a lot of different people (family friends)
Both 3000s tackled from the trailhead where the D 929 crosses over the little Estaragne creek. Nobody except me, my buddy, and plenty of "chamois"
and spectacullar panorama of all the peaks of the area. In the last section we used the crampons and ice-axe to climb the west face.