View from Col d’Bazes across the route towards Col de Cantau
Link to detailed route page and map click on route title
Decided to keep going after some more tea and examining of the map and took the black traverse route round to the Cabane de Cantau. The snow cover round that side of the mountain was far less and we decided not to push on but retrace our ski-steps and have lunch back at the Col d’Bazes. Was happy that some of the return climb was in shade and generally a bit cooler than we had expected which was really welcome.
From the Col it was all downhill back to the car passing lots of family groups all out on the mountain enjoying themselves.
A lovey day in the mountains, sun shone, wind was non existent and views were magnificent. Finished off with a very welcome beer on the deck at the XCountry ski centre.
Some photos of our day in the mountains