Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Thursday 25 July 2013 - Pyrenees GR10 - Day 41 - Stage 30 (part) and 31 - near Port d'Aula to St-Lizier-d'Ustou

Distance: 20 km (Cum: 600 km)      

Ascent: 900 metres (Cum: 33,940 metres)
                     
Time taken: 7.75 hrs including 1.5 hrs stops                                     

Weather: hot and sunny

A fairly routine day on GR10. Away by 7.30am after an 'open tent' night with splendid mountain views under a nearly full moon. 

100 metres up to a fine viewpoint. 

Graham is pictured continuing towards the east from here. 

1300 metres down to a hamlet with no facilities other than water and toilets (and of course a Town Hall - Mairie).

Lunch - at 10.45!

800 metres up, mainly through woodland, trying to avoid the horse flies. 

30 minutes on a boiling hot but fly free col with more fine views. Graham is seated here (lower picture).

800 metres down to a campsite in a small village. 

Wifi here, but battery uncertainties, one reason for the brevity - lack of time being another. 

Lovely meal at the local restaurant, but it was virtually empty. The campers prefer to cook on site. Apart from a friendly Dutch couple who are planning a high camp (their first) tomorrow. 

Good to hear from Humphrey, who I was thinking of today, knowing that he is due in the Pyrenees shortly. 

Considering we finished walking at 3.30 pm the rest of the day seems to have gone remarkably quickly! 

Sent from our GR10 trip - see here for our itinerary

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