Ossau from the Anayet lakes

Ossau from the Anayet lakes

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yatsek

yatsek - Nov 1, 2008 5:08 pm - Voted 10/10

Fabulous

both peak and pic; looks as if it were higher than 3,000 m

visentin

visentin - Nov 2, 2008 2:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Fabulous

This pic was made in the same moment than the one with horses. Yes, Ossau is a big mountain. Not 3000 but almost, 2884. But its size is enhanced by the fact there is no other mountain around.

yatsek

yatsek - Nov 2, 2008 12:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Fabulous

Personally, I find this one better than the one with horses (though I like horses); I'm not sure why, I guess the horses distract attention from the magnificent mount. BTW This peak does deserve its own page by Eric, right?

visentin

visentin - Nov 2, 2008 3:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fabulous

The page of the Ossau is here:
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/151187/pic-du-midi-d-ossau.html
Despite its appearance it has a quite easy route to the top with only medium level scrambling, I did it in 2002 :
http://h.visentin.free.fr/pyrenees/ossau.html
I have this picture in full size, I will try to upload it one of these days. Cheers, Eric

yatsek

yatsek - Nov 3, 2008 3:01 pm - Voted 10/10

seen both the pages

So everything's fine but the traffic's heavy in the summer, just like in the Zakopane area, isn't it?

visentin

visentin - Nov 4, 2008 2:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: traffic

The normal route to the Ossau can be crowded during nice week ends (especially this one, cause there is no other easy ruote), but for me the frequentation in the Pyrenees remains a lot smaller than what I've seen so far in Tatras. The biggest tourist traffic is perhaps in Gavarnie, but few valleys further you can hike alone a whole day...

yatsek

yatsek - Nov 4, 2008 9:52 am - Voted 10/10

Re: traffic

Aha, so it’s like the road to Morskie Oko (5,000 visitors per day on a sunny Saturday) versus the Slovak trail up the Biela Voda, just across the stream (was about 50 – I’m afraid there would be more now that the frontier post has vanished).

Noondueler

Noondueler - Apr 10, 2009 10:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Yes! Impressive peak

Nicely reflected in the still lake.

visentin

visentin - Apr 17, 2009 3:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes! Impressive peak

thanks :)

EricChu

EricChu - Jan 25, 2010 3:15 pm - Voted 10/10

Wonderful!

Cher Visentin, cette photo est absolument magnifique!

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