Destination today is Refuge d’Ilhéou. Uphill all the way. 1600m total ascent, via Col d’Ilhéou (2242m).

Came across this cabane on the way, just out of the forest from Lac Estaing. Aireoussec. Def a good overnight stop of I were to do this route again.

Aireoussec
Today’s walking companion
Today’s mountain
Germans

Long hard day. The top never comes. The down to Refuge d’Ilhéou is just as hard, narrow and steep but finally see it!

Refuge d’Ilhéou