Stories, information and comments from Col du Portillon climbers
Story by Lloyd Evans from Brighton, UK, submitted on 07/07/2006
This is a lovely climb. Challenging enough because of the 7-10% gradient, but steady enough for you to get in a good rhythm to tap it out all the way to the top. Nice and shady as well for most of the way. Did this one in 2005 as the first of four in a day of 3000m climbing; a nice way to get the first 500m out of the way. Good descent down into Luchon, as well.