; Walk in , ascent 1393m, length 24.7km
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David-Guenot: Track 4213 in area near France, Occitanie ()
Pic de Bastan
Length: 24.7km, Creator time taken: 11h40m, Ascent: 1393m,
Descent: 1381m

Places: Start at Lon 0.190324, Lat 42.8191, end at Start
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A long and tough journey across the E of the Néouvielle to ascend the mighty Pic de Bastan (2715m), with plenty of time allowed for photos and filming. Low energy levels due to a lack of sleep meant I had to be very cautious in the final part of the ascent, which includes an exposed ledge and a bit of easy scrambling. The summit views are stupendous, as can be seen on the photos. On the way back I stopped for a beer at the Refuge de Bastan before making my way back to the car at dusk.
The beautiful summit cairn and the views SE.
The massive views S, with the Lacs de Bastan and Lac de l'Oule lower down.
Looking NW at the Pic du Midi de Bigorre (2876m) and more lakes, most of which I passed by on the way up.
A majestic griffon vulture hovering over the summit.
The fantastic Pic de Bastan (2715m) as seen on the way down.

Uploaded on: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 (19:11:25)
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