Verified Outdoor Recreation Specialist
- Jun 9, 2013
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I haven't seen anyone who has posted that there is such a ridge route, and certainly no hiking path marked on any map I've looked at. IMHO she could not have done this with 1 hour of good hour of daylight and 1 hour of failing light left and with a heavy pack - she was a hiker and not a mountaineer. This link gives an idea of distances walking the French side (the blue route she was predicted to take and the difficult pink shortcut via Lac de la Montagnette with good kml visual link) GRPdesBF 331-333
IMO we have to rule out any direct route between Port de V and PortdelaG. There's no trail and it's impassable.
I think the "shortcut" is too difficult and doesn't really go to the PortdelaG which seems to have been the goal. Plus, LE says there's no evidence ED was at the RdeV.
Here you go for Cabane de Besurtas to PortdelaG to PicdelaG. There is no trail on the map for the last leg, but this blog indicates (as I understand it) it's obvious at the Port. Montesymasdebucuesa: 42-14. PICO DE LA GLERA POR LA ARISTA SUDOESTE. 6-6-14.