Saturday, 3 September 2011

The Tebay Lad and Geordie Lass backpack in the Parc National D' Aiguestortes I Estany De Saint Maurici, Part 4

We continued on past the Estany de Travessani en route for the Port de Caldes.

As we gained height we looked across at the Massis de Besiberri, peaks over 3000m high.

The endless walking over granite was beginning to tell, and Dawne's foot was aching by now.

The Port de Caldes  (2568m)  hoved into sight at last.

The view down the other side into the Circ de Colomers.

We were tired by now and D's foot was hurting so we headed down quickly past the Estanh Mort.

The Circ was full of cows and we finally found a poo free site besides the Estanh Plan.

The Geordie Lass was knocking back the Ibuprofen for the foot and a decision would be needed in the morning wether to head down and catch a bus to Espot or climb the last col and walk back.


Anonymous said...

Another spectacular series of shots Greg. The final one looks like the perfect place to camp. It's the sort of place you dream of camping in but seldom do.
Alen McF

Greg said...

It was surprisingly difficult to find campsites. There were herds of cows right up into the highest corries. On entering the Parc you are given a list of rules which include "no camping". So you have to camp late and out of site of paths, and find water.

David L said...

Nice piks, thanks for sharing.

We were just there a few weeks ago, but clagged in for our day and half though on the HRP. Would love to go back and focus just on that park.

camping is 'interdit' in the sant maurici, but then it is in england too ;p

Greg said...

Thanks for your comments. I've just discovered your blog. Will link it. Your walk makes the above seem like a stroll. Excellent effort for completing it. Not sure if my knees aren't too old to try such a long trip.