I made my first trip in the French Pyrenees in early July.
I started in the Vallee d'Ossau in the evening
and hiked up Val d'Arrious
Looking back whence I had come, I had my first view of the Pic du Midi D'Ossau
but an hour later, at the Col d'Arrious, a temperature inversion had developed
Above 2200m, the way ahead was still clear, this is the Passage d'Orteig
After crossing the Passage, I dropped down to camp next to the Refuge d'Arremoulit - not much grass to choose from!
Sunrise next morning on Pic d'Arriel
After crossing the Col du Palas, this was the view south into Spain, the Picos del Infierno I think
After finding the intended route obscured by deep snow, I turned around and crossed Passe de la Barane and then Port du Lavedan (2615m)
and recrossing Col du Palas
to return to the previous nights camp site. Next morning I retraced my steps down to Vallee d'Ossau and climbed the oposite side to the Pic du Midi d'Ossau
I made a detour up Pic Peyreget and then dropped down to this idyllic camp spot beside Lac de Peyreget
and went for a swim.
The next morning was my last, and I passed this more typical French hiker - definitely not UL!