NO FRONTIERS - The Pyrenean SKI / SPA Touring Route
STAGE 5 - Refuge Oulettes de Gaube to Refuge Baysellance
Ski Touring Difficult
- 6.9 km
- 1.3 km
- 789 m
- 4-5 hrs
- Low Point
- 2.1 km
- High Point
- 3.3 km
Oulettes de Gaube to Vignemale and descent to Refuge Baysellance.
This is the Epic stage of the No Frontiers Route. Today it is possible to climb the highest mountain of the French Pyrenees, the Vignemale. However, although the summit is in the French side, the massif is in line with the border between France and Spain and recives also the name of Comachibosa in Aragonese.
The Comachibosa or Vignemale is also considered one of the most beautiful mountains of the Pyrenees. A profound admiration of many mountaineers such as Henry Russel, has become this mountain as an icon of the romanticism movement.
Refuge de Baysellance - (+33) 09.74.77.66.52
Websites of interest
Mountain Guides - https://www.aragonaventura.es/
Spanish Snow Bulletin - http://www.alurte.es/boletin.php Spanish Weather forecast - http://www.aemet.es/en/eltiempo/prediccion/montana?w=&p=arn1 French Snow Bulletin - https://www.lespyrenees.net/bulletin-neige France Weather Forecast - http://www.meteofrance.com/previsions-meteo-montagne/pyrenees/monp007pyrenees
Refuge de Baysellance
Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.
Best time to visit
- Ski Mountaineering
- Ice axe