After two days of life inside a cloud at the barn, the weather turned and we capitalised on the opportunity to venture out. Destination Aulus and Pique Rouge de Bassies.
Parked at Coumebiere and headed south past the old gold mines to Col de las Fouzes. At the Col we turned right to follow the ridge to Pique Rouge de Bassies via Pic des Planes, Pic des Fouzies and Pic de Caumale.
From Bassies our intention was to take the ridge to Pic des Trois Comte. There are various reports on the web about the ridge so we went armed with a rope and some gear. After a 15 minute sortie we decided that it was too much adventure on an unideal day so backtracked.
Plan B was put into action to retreat via the Etangs des Lavants de l’Escale to the Refuge de Bassies, pick up the GR10 back to the van.
A long day in fab weather.