Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Pic De L’Homme, French Pyrenees – 4th August

Amazingly atmospheric conditions for our climb up to the Pic De L’Homme in the French Pyrenees.   Lots of swirling cloud filling the valley as we climbed up to the sunshine on the summit ridge. 

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Leaving the valley below with the cloud following us up the valley

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The ridge ahead

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Clouds filling the valley

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Spectacular inversion as we climbed high above the clouds

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Leap frogging with this couple for most of the day

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Arriving at the Lake with the path beyond

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Time for a snack

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The cloud catches up

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Looking back to the Lake with the cloud beginning to thin out

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and finally cleared

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The summit ridge

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and the mountains all around

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Summit

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The same pair heading up as we leave the summit

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Ian heading down into the cloud

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