Highlights Winter 2013

Pyrenean Mountain Tours / Pyrenean Odysseys ski touring partnership

The end of our first season offering and managing Pyrenean Mountain Tours ski touring program has arrived, even if there is still plenty of snow out there to be skiing on!

We had some lovely clients, and we now have a solid base for the seasons to come.

In particular, we will offer the Introduction to Ski Touring and the Pyrenees Ski Safari trips from two people only next year – so very flexible and easy to book yourself in without worrying about a group being confirmed for the week. If there are two of you, we can confirm for those trips.

Snowshoeing

We are hoping to do something similar for our snowshoeing trips – allow trips based from Luz to be confirmed with only two people.  Look out for the Encantats snowshoe trek next winter, along with perhaps a Pyrenees National Park snowshoe trek.

Photo and Video Highlights

Honeymoon week in February – off piste and introduction to ski touring

Luz Fortified ChurchHotel Les TempliersUp through the forestAbove the forestOn the wayTo the topHoneymoon coupleView of the Breche de RolandWell deserved lunchOut of the windLuz under the snowNice tracks

Marcadau Hut Snowshoe Week

A mix of day trips from Luz and a three day mini-snowshoe trek into the Marcadau Valley.

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Encantats Tour (Pyrenees)

Wonderful snow and a great mixed English-French group. This is an excellent second or third (or of course 50th) ski tour!

a. Setting off b. First climb up through the forest c. Across the dam wall to the refuge d. The team e. Where are we going tomorrow Richard f. Sleeping quarters g. Morning conditions h. Under the blue blue sky i. Perfect zig zag j. For a lovely view k. Nice tracks l. Granite scenery m. Classic scene n. Happy camper o. Virgin snow p. On top q. Great view r. Another peak Richard Encantats 2013 s. Nice Traverse t. Back down through the forest u. Amiges refuge v. Morning light w. Richard guide

Pyrenees National Park Tour

The enormous quantity of snow forced a changed itinerary for this trip. They spent three nights up in Marcadau Refuge, then back down to Luz before heading out into the Neouvielle.

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Grand Combin – Matterhorn Ski Tour 13-20 April

Seven clients and two guides on this high level trip in Switzerland and Italy ….