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ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 01:52:30 MDT Print View

A few shots from an eight-day trip my brother and I made to the High Pyrenees region this summer.

below el salto del agua

el salto del agua

the ibons de anayet: a superb open and shallow basin at around 2200m that is still pretty-much snow-filled

the ibons de anayet A superb open and shallow basin at around 2200m that is still pretty-much snow-f

embalse de respumoso

embalse de respumoso

below el puerte de bujarelo

below el puerte de bujarelo

valle de lOule

valle de lOule

ski tour route; hard going!

ski tour route

bivouac ravine du lac noir

bivouac ravine du lac noir

east down the ravine du lac noir

east down the ravine du lac noir

approaching France at the col de culaus

approaching France at the col de culaus

looking down into France valle de lutour

looking down into France valle de lutour

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 02:13:55 MDT Print View

More great pictures!!!

Peter Atkinson
(sewing_machine) - MLife

Locale: Yorkshire, England
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 05:19:28 MDT Print View

Lovely pictures! You had some great camping locations.

Did you carry 8 days' worth of food or did you have re-supply stops? And a geeky question - what is your tent? I don't recognise it!

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 05:30:48 MDT Print View

We carried a few days of food a couple of times but it is easyish to hit villages and/or refugios to resupply.

The tent is a Hex 3, with a nest on this occasion....

Hex bivvy

Peter Atkinson
(sewing_machine) - MLife

Locale: Yorkshire, England
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 05:40:43 MDT Print View

Slack Sunday's are great!

Is the hex still made? - it looks good.

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 05:47:30 MDT Print View

Yes it is still made but re-badged as the Shangri-La...

http://www.golite.com/product/proddetail.aspx?p=SH6125&s=2

Peter Atkinson
(sewing_machine) - MLife

Locale: Yorkshire, England
Pyrenees 2008 on 10/19/2008 05:55:41 MDT Print View

Thanks, I'll have a look - not that I need another tent - but since when has that stopped me....!

drew doty
(drewdoty1444) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz, CA
question on 11/20/2008 18:23:16 MST Print View

how much money was it to resupply for a 5-6 day trip in one of the refugios/trail towns? and is there wilderness camping once you get away from the huts? i am used to the sierras and am trying to grasp what it is like in parts of europe.

drew

ed hyatt
(edhyatt) - MLife

Locale: The North; UK
Resupply Pyrenees on 02/16/2009 03:58:51 MST Print View

Drew - apologies for the tardy reply

If you think about the same prices as the US and add about 20% that would be about right. You would be buying from a supermarket in small towns so be aware that dehydrated food is probably not going to be available. Refugios are MUCH more expensive to buy from and have quite limited food stocks.

You can camp with discretion overnight in a lot of places; in some it is illegal but I have never had any issues.