Climbed from Bujaruelo in two days. First day approacht to Baysellance hut over the Puerto de los Mulos and Horquette d´Ossue.Second day up to the summit over the normal route and then descend to Cabanne de Lourdes and way back to Bujaruelo. Long long route...
Normal route on Pyrenees most impressive glacier to Higest french top of Pyrenees
A century ago with Pascal and Benoit
climbed 3 times
arête petit grand vignemale (early 80's)
Normal route twice
Ski ascent by the Ossoue Glacier, after a night at the Grange de Holle refuge. Good weather before a low pressure system reached the mountian in late afternoon. The glacier was well snowed and afforded some good skiing down.
I started from the Oulettes de Gaube Refuge (2151m) with two companions at 4:00 AM to reach the rimaye of the gully in about 1:30h. There was a very thin snow bridge over it which we crossed carefully, and we could then start enjoying the climb. The snow was wet, but we made good progress, however, the final ice fall was not completely formed, and water was coming down all over it. I got all wet until I reached the first anchor, then one of my companions took the lead. We reached the col in a beautiful weather, left our equipment there, climbed to the summit and returned to the refuge the normal way.
It was a great experience!
Some summitlog for the day: Gran Vignemale, Cerbillona and Central, three important summits of the massif from Barrage d'Ossoue in the same day.
Ken, Peter (Ken's brother) and myself took the normal route from the Baysellance refuge, leaving at 7:30 am and arriving on the summit at 10:30am. There were no real difficulties although the last 100 metres was over rather loose slabs with a thin covering of snow. We took a snow gully for the descent. Weather was fine and cold, the snow on the glacier still frozen for the way back to the refuge.