Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Touring away from home:


I said goodbye to the N260 at Ripoll, although I caught a Daliesque glimpse of it in the centre of Figueres and headed off in the opposite direction from my home to the north-west by going south-east to bag Turo de l’Home in Macizo del Montseny/Montseny Nature Parque. It may be only 1706m high, however it is P1125 and number 19 in the JMH Iberian prominence list, so had to be done and, hence justified the odd way of setting off home.

There are various routes to the top – a popular one starts from Font de Passavets (1230m) N41.77979 E2.45234. However I did the lazy thing of driving up to the carpark under Puig Sesolles at (1495m) N41.77133 E2.44065 and walking the final kilometre up the barricaded paved road to the summit with a raised trigpoint N41.77649 E2.43484.

  To make up for my laziness I semi-jogged to and from the alternative and more interesting summit of Les Agudes N41.78938 E2.44393  – which in some lists is given the same height, in others it is a metre or two lower.

Les Agudes
The views were good enough.

6.75km 495m total ascent

Overnight at Col de Pou, Le Perthus, France ( 1051m)

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