I was complaining ten days back about the warm temps of late April, but right at the end of the month the weather changed, temperatures dropped and first water and then frozen crystals began to fall from the sky. The May Weekend brought Cold Spring days..and more so high up in the Pyrenees. A return to Winter almost, the five memorable days i spent at Cap de Llauset. Here’s the video:
The new mountain refuge, Refugio de Cap de Llauset, is the highest in the Pyrenees at 2425m. It opens up a vast new area until now unknown to most mountain recreationists and difficult to access especially in Winter, the SouthEast sector of the Maladeta group. That doesn’t mean it’s easy though..access from the Pont de Suert-Vielha road implies over 1100m of uphill travel, translating to several hours for most people. Real ‘backcountry’ terrain!