Brèche de Roland Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Brèche de Roland Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainPyreneesDateLate Jun
Region/PlaceHautes Pyrénées, PN des PyrénéesCountryFrance  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteAlong rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return
NotesStarting on a road which never quite went to Spain, this walk ascends to the Pyrenean Divide at the mighty Brèche de Roland. By Late June there was still quite a lot of snow, starting on the approach the Col de Sarradets. A stick / walking pole would be useful. Routes from the Refuge Sarradets to the Brèche are either along a slippery snow bank or slippery loose scree. The final approach to the Brèche on the Glacier de la Brèche was soft snow in Late Jun, and fairly easy to negotiate without crampons, but may be more difficult later in the season as ice becomes exposed.
Road to Col de Boucharo, Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP219

Refuge Sarradets and Brèche de Roland (R), Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP221

Refuge Sarradets (R) and La Grande Cascade (L) in Cirque de Gavarnie, Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP223

Brèche de Roland and Glacier de la Brèche, Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP229

View into Spain from Brèche de Roland, Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP225

Snow drifts leading up to Col des Sarradets, Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP232

Refuge Sarradets from descent from Brèche de Roland, Along rd to Port de Gavarnie - Col des Sarradets - Refuge Sarradets - Brèche de Roland - return (T), Parc National des Pyrénées, Hautes Pyrénées, France, 26-Jun-03, AP230