The Vignemale at 3298m (10820ft), is the highest of the French Pyrenean summits, in the border with Spain (the highest in the whole of the range is Pic Aneto).
One of its most dramatic aspects is the North Face upon which there are a number of serious ascent routes requiring skill and commitment. Below the North Face is the impressively situated mountain refuge - the Refuge des Oulettes de Gaube. The approach from the north entails a delightful walk up to and around the picturesque Lac de Gaube giving increasingly dramatic views of the mountain.
Camera data: Two shots, 24mm, 1/125sec, f/11, ISO100
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