Crete du Lys

Crete du Lys

Crete du Lys is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.421m (7,942ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department and the region of Occitanie in south-western France.

The road to the summit, located in the heart of the Pyrenees National Park, is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail of the Station de Ski Cauterets-Le Lys. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%.
Pic: Vincent

 

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