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Central Pyrenees - Gavarnie
Albumautoren: Walter S.
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Grand Vignemale
Normal way from the Vallée d'Ossoue
Characteristic:
  High-alpine hike to the highest summit in the French Pyrenees over a glacier
Photos
Tour destinations:
 
Grand Vignemale - Pique Longue: 3298m, summit, Central Pyrenees, Vignemale
  Highest French summit of the Pyrenees
Difficulty rating:
 
All: T5 Crevassed glacier normally free of snow, crampons necessary, do not go on if snow covered
Rock: 2 A short passage on the summit outcrop
Via Ferrata: --  
Way quality:
  Up until the turnoff to the glacier: good solid footpath. Ascent to the glacier over very tricky and often rubbly terrain. Short steep ice field (30°) as you climb onto the glacier itself. Rubbly ascent to summit with several individual climbs of up to grade 2 and in part loose rocks.
Difference in elevation (ascent), total way, total time:
 
Ascent (↑): 1470m ascend 300m over very tricky terrain on the glacier
Way (↑+↓): 13.6km there and back both 6.8km
Time (↑+↓): 10:00 6 hours up, 4 hours down
Exposition:
 
SE Ascent South East, South at top
Starting settlement, Starting point:
 
Gavarnie: 1350m, France, Hautes-Pyrénées
  Most visited mountaineering spot in the Central Pyrenees
Starting point: End of the road in Vallée d'Ossoue next to the reservoir, 1834m
Maps:
  IGN: 1647OT Vignemale 1:25000; Editorial Alpina: Vignemale Bujaruelo 1:30000
Online Maps / Map type:
  1st stage to a point around 100m below the Bayssellance refuge  / Self production - 1:30000 (Overview)
  2nd stage (ascent to the glacier) and 3rd stage (glacier + summit)  / Self production - 1:30000 (Overview)
Tour albums:
 
Central Pyrenees - Gavarnie
Author:
  Walter S.
Last visited at:
  03.09.2005
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