lundi 11 septembre 2017

Carros de Foc - day 6

Our last day was going to be the longest and toughest - back to the Refugi Restanca via the Refugi Ventosa. We set off with the sky full of clouds and high winds. Soon the heavy rain started. As we climbed towards the Collett de Contraix (the highest pass of the Carros de Foc) the rain turned to hail then snow and the winds picked up. We were determined to reach the col and did so in a blizzard. The few trekkers coming in the other direction told us the ascent to the col (our descent) was difficult and dangerous. At the col I descended to check out our onward journey - it was difficult in the fresh snow but passable. 

Susie was cold but up for continuing but Jasper and Ruby had had enough and were not at all confident about the descent. So we decided to retreat. It took 2 and half hours to return. We headed back to the refuge who told us we could get a 4x4 taxi to Boi from a place about 5 km down the track, and from there if we were quick catch a bus back to within a km or so from where our car was parked. All went according to plan and by 10pm we were home, having stopped in Bossost for ham, egg and chips!!

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