Port D’Aula Ridge Walk to Port de Salau

Early start…it was dark at 7am a bit of a shock to the system. We thought an early start was a good idea as we knew we had a longish day ahead of us.

Breakfast, sandwich making, rucksack packing and we were all out the door with kit, recycling, rubbish and water containers by 815am not bad going!!!!

Our plan was to park a van up at Col de La Pause and then hike up to Port D’Aula before attempting the ridge walk over to Port de Salau and down to the barn.

We started off in glorious sunshine all the way up to the col. We then headed off on the ridge gradually making our way towards the barn. Half way along the clouds came in and out but we got lucky with our picnic spot…out of the wind and the sun out.

Really good hike, not technical, some loose bits but all good fun. One we have been wanting to do for a while and great to share with Sauze and Patrick. Not sure what went in the butties but Patrick ran most of the way down after eating his lunch!!!

We then collected Sauze and Patrick’s van and stopped off at the auberge for a drink on the way back. Very social with a few folk about. Back for showers, a quick flung together pork curry, veggie curry and dahl a bit more wine and then sleep!!!! Pleasantly tired. FAB day.

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