Croix Blanche

Col de la Croix Blanche

I have been to Col de la Croix Blanche twice in the last week. The weather has been brilliant and at only 830m altitude at the summit, Croix Blanche is not too difficult. It is still a Pyreneen col and has the steep pitches expected in this part of the world. I went the easy way,…

Map Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery – New

I have a new photo gallery on the site. Not many photos at the moment but I will be adding more as time go by. The main feature is that every photo is geolocated on a map. Whenever you load a photo you will see it’s location on a map. Photos are in galleries and…

Saint-Savin

Winter 2015

Winter 2015 had been unremarkable until a few days ago when it started to snow. We have had the heaviest snow I have seen here in Saint-Savin. It has closed all the ski stations due to the risk of avalanche and is forecast to stay cold with fresh snow for the next week. Not only…

Col du Tourmalet

Is Col du Tourmalet Open 2015

Is Col du Tourmalet Open 2015? Col du Tourmalet – Col du Tourmalet Photo Map 20th November 2015 Col du Tourmalet and Col d’Aubisque have closed today and are expected to reopen in May 2016.   21st May 2015 Col du Tourmalet has reopened.   20th May 2015 Cirque du Litor, the road between Col du…

Hautacam 100

Hautacam 100 Personal challenge to climb Hautacam 100 times in 2014. 4th December 2014 Finished with a few weeks to spare. The first 97 were the hardest. It got easier after that. 3rd December 2014 Ride 98. Change in the weather, it was -2.9c at the top and +2c at the bottom.   1st December…