X-Pyr 2016 Turnpoint 5: Céciré (2,403m)
Endurance starts to play a bigger role than flying skill now: fatigue, dehydration, frustration can all wreak havoc. If you’re touring, take the ski-lift or road up to Superbagnères, then fly up to the turnpoint overlooking the (much greener) French ski resorts.
Expect climbs to be lower on this side, with a cooler and more moist air mass. Take your time to get a good weather assessment. You need light winds to progress into the narrow channel that leads east towards La Seu.
Aaron Durogati jumped directly S after tagging Céciré, to link up with the more reliable XC conditions of Castejon: worth doing.
Photo: Marc Boyer / Facebook
From the 2017 Travel Guide’s ‘Pyrenean Adventure’. Find the other turnpoints here.
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