vendredi 2 décembre 2016

Cour Vic

With high pressure sitting over Northern France, the weather here remains bright, calm and clear. With the Polytunnel finally finished Susie and I headed up into the snow above the Col de Pause for a break. The snow starts above the Cabane d'Areou (1700m) and we headed upto the col below Cour Vic at about 2100m where the snow is continuous and hard ice under a couple of centimetres of soft wind worked snow.

On the way up we spotted a fox, he ran up to a little flat spot on a ridge then curled up and turned his back on us. On the way to the col we took to the snow sometimes and other times to South facing slopes which were sometimes bare of snow or thinly covered.

We took lunch on the col with great views to Valier and zig-zag path descending to the Cabane d'Aula.

We thought to continue up to the Port d'Aula but the snow on the ridge leading to Cour Vic was hard ice and we hadn't brought crampons or ice axe so we descended the same way.

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