A helicopter passed me several times dropping supplies for the bergers at the Cabane de Barlonguere.
I got to the col after about 3 hours and it was really hot. I had planed to climb Pic de Trois Comtes to the right of the col, but the view from the col of the Etang Long was too tempting so I opted to descend. Passed some Irish on the steep névés below the col without sticks or ice axes - dragging their kids up! A slip would have been difficult to stop and could have had serious consequences - none of them looked very happy.
The Etang Long was about 80% under snow despite the heat, but quite beautiful.