samedi 7 janvier 2017
A walk in the mountains before the snow arrives next week. We started very late so decided to climb the peak above Col de Part close to Tuc de Coucou (1894m on the map) from Pla de Lau. It's a steep haul out of the valley until you clear the timber line, then more reasonable. We left at 11.30 had lunch at the Cabane du Trapech de Milieu and were on the summit at 1.45. Lovely views in all directions. green looking East and hard and icy looking West (towards Pic des Cingles and Mail de Bulard).
Frozen falls below Pla de Lau at less then 900m
Cabane de l'Artigue with Pic de Lampau holding the only snow in the background
Cabane du Trapech du Milieu (very clean well looked after cabane)
Old rotten wind-worked snow near the summit