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
NO FRONTIERS - The Pyrenean SKI / SPA Touring Route Map

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)

Websites of interest

Mountain Guides -

Spanish Snow Bulletin - Spanish Weather forecast - French Snow Bulletin - France Weather Forecast -

Refuge de Baysellance



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between February and May


  • Ski Mountaineering

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons