Well, officially it’s only the start of “Day 2″ but hey. It’s another long climb to start with, but this one doesn’t feel quite so relentless, or maybe we’re just getting fitter. The coll at the top opens up into a beautiful valley, and then it’s climb after climb after climb all the way to the Andorra/Spanish border at Port de Baiau.

The relief at being at the top is surpassed by the realisation of what we have to go down, a very steep scree slope. It’s not as bad as it looks though and when you can just slide a lot of the way it makes it a bit quicker. Eventually start the more gentle descent down to Vall Ferrera.

Lots of cows around, but we eventually manage to find a few square metres free of cow pats to pitch the tent.