When I was at the base of Pic du Midi d’Osseau in 2009 I had a conversation with two climbers. Refuge Pombie was visible in the distance and I stopped to consider climbing the peak before proceeding. I don’t think it’s difficult but apparently loose rocks are a problem and a helmet is advisable. When I told the climbers I was from Britain and walking from Lescun to Gavarnie on my own they were impressed and gratified: that I’d come all that way and was making such a solitary effort to visit their mountains.

 

Pyrenees Photo Book: Pic du Midi d'Ossau

Wednesday November 6, 2013