GR10 still snowbound

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If you are thinking of walking the GR10 at the end of Spring, beware! Yesterday (2 April) 40cm of snow fell on the La-Pierre-St-Martin ski resort and Gourette was only accessible for those with snow chains. This is unusually late so snow will probably persist on the high passes well into June.

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2 Responses to “GR10 still snowbound”

  1. Adam says:

    Hi Steve,
    On 8 June 2013 I walked GR10 from St.jean towards Gabbas.
    On 14 June I hit snow around Col d’ayous (as you predicted) and turned back to Etsaut after a night at Refuge D’Ayous.
    I plan to pickup the trail again next year from Etsaut and am interested to know whether people were able to make it through from Etsaut to Gabbas and beyond in June this season? What was the earliest date in June people left Etsaut – and what walking conditions were encountered etc. Many thanks for any info you or others can share. Adam

  2. steve says:

    Hi Adam
    The winter of 2012/13 was exceptional. I was on the other side of the Pyrenees, on the Spanish GR11, a month later and still encountered lots of snow! I had crampons so I was able to keep going. Normally, if you start at Etsaut 21 June you should be OK but I’m going to start a page this winter where people can log snow reports.
    Best wishes
    Steve

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