Wasn't keen on getting up as there was a frost on the tents but glad I did as I caught the sunrise shining on the Pic de la Mainera 2906m.
It looked like it was going to be a cloudy day so we took the opportunity to get packed up whilst the sun shone.
We then climbed to a small peak at 2722m to look down into the Estanys dels Vidals d' Amunt.
It was an easy descent from there to the Pas del'Os and the GR11 to the Refugi Colomina.
We then headed back into the hills up the Estany Tort to camp below the Collada dels Gavatxos.
The last time I was here the place was crawling with cows and it was difficult to find a campsite that was flat, rock free and wasn't covered in cow muck.
We finally got camped up between the Estany Eixerola and the Estany de Castiesco.
The cows had not wandered this far yet but their bells could be heard jangling in the distance.
I'm airing the Z Packs double quilt in the photo. This has damp proof down and weighs less than 900g. This is approximately the weight of one sleeping bag. The tent on the left is my old Solar 2.2, which as you can imagine weigh 2.2Kg. The tent Dawne and I used was the Tarptent single skin Stratospire which has acres of room and only weighs around 1200g. Ok a bit obsessive over weight, but it is my hobby and I'm not keen of lugging huge weights up hills any more. I aimed for a base weight of 6 Kg and probably came out at about 6.5Kg.
Dawne modelling the quilt and the superb ultra light Berghaus Vapourlight jacket.