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Author: Jacqui

Tour Val d’Azun (Arrens-Marsous Estaing)

View across to the mountain range which separates Valley d Arrens from Cauterets Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Tour d' Azun (1) Distance 17 km Time 4 h 13 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 872 m Peak 1572 m Climb 1341 m Descent 1059 m (0) February 19, 2017 Jacqui A gentle hike or epic adventure? After a tough day yesterday it was Mike’s choice for today’s activity. He plumped for a hike and after driving through the Val d’Azun when we went X-C earlier in the week this was our destination. There is...

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Tour up Col d’Aoube

Mike with Col d’Aoube in the background Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Col D' Aoube Distance 7 km Time 1 h 47 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1493 m Peak 2233 m Climb 774 m Descent 638 m (0) February 17, 2017 Jacqui Now sitting in the warm back at the cottage we have rented, Mike is cooking dinner and nice to reflect on the day. Our goal was the Col d’Aoube, near Tournaboup . We did not quite make it and instead climbed an intermediate summit about 100m lower than the Col....

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Fun days in the Pyrenees

Luz Ardiden lift station Tuesday morning dawned with a smattering of fresh snow, not the massive storm that had been predicted to dump half a meter on us, however enough to provide fresh powder to play in. First day was back to Luz Ardiden. Amazing how quickly our memories from last year came back to us. Ranged across the mountain in the morning. Then time for a coffee at Bederet. On the way down noticed that no one had skied the off piste red runs under and to the right side of the lift. Spent most of the rest...

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Holiday highlights 12/02

View from top of Chottes lift (Siviez) across to ski area Link to detailed route page and map click on route title for the snowshoe in Prairon forest  Snowshoe in Prairon Distance 9 km Time 2 h 20 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1574 m Peak 1939 m Climb 729 m Descent 736 m (0) February 9, 2017 Jacqui Today we head off to the Pyrynees via Nimes for 3 weeks. Can not believe how quickly our time in Nendaz has gone. What was the highlight this week Mike asked me at dinner tonight. Well for me it has...

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Snow day – try out new touring skis 8/02

Picture of me with my old fat boy touring skis at the top of Veysonnaz (liked the photo) Fresh snow, time to try out my new Momentum touring skis which I bought last year but have only skied on one run (after skinning up Tracouet) since purchasing them. They are very light, fast easy to turn and totally different from my other skis, great for the up but was not sure about the down. Ended up loving them. As it was misty and snowing we decided to spend the day round Tracouet where the trees help provide definition in...

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