Comments of Mike C

4 climbs

Number of climbs : 4 Posts on the forum : 0
Number of summits : 4 Pictures : 10

Map of climbed passes

List of climbed passes

Name Altitude Mountain range Details
Col de Portet 2215 m Central pyrenees
Col du Tourmalet 2115 m Central pyrenees
Hourquette d'Ancizan 1564 m Central pyrenees
Col d'Aspin 1489 m Central pyrenees

02:15:00Col de Portet from Saint Lary Soulan (2215m)

Beautiful climb - especially above the clouds. Watch out for sheep and cows on the descent. The second part after it becomes a track is very challenging. Take a lamp for the tunnel (sleeping sheep in there).

03:58:00Col du Tourmalet from Sainte Marie de Campan (2115m)

A slog up the most famous col in Pyrenees - placing of Le Giant and the cycling transumance. Wonderful experience but had to stop in La Mongie for a hot chocolate and Pain a Raisin.

01:26:00Hourquette d'Ancizan from Campan (1564m)

Beautifully quite with forests and wide open spaces. Perfect to combine with the Aspin.

01:14:45Col d'Aspin from Arreau (1489m)

A classic climb, not too difficult but with a few surprises around the '5 to go' mark. Very busy with campervans and motorbikes in the summer. Gets the heat with not a lot of shade on a sunny day so leave early.