We hadn't realised the pass was closed until just before we arrived.
We took 9 hours walking from Pico do Arieiro and back which included lunch and a number of stops to take pictures and catch our breath.
There is a 600m section were the ground is very loose with sand and scree. We took over an hour to traverse this section. June feels very unsteady over such terrain. I persuaded her to shuffle on her bottom on the way back. This shaved 20 minutes off the time. There are some serious ascents during this section too so the time taken wasn't all down to the nature of the ground.
We managed to do the entire walk in shorts and T-shirts. It was a very cloudy day but they were all beneath us.
I've ticked stairs/lift below as there are actually flights of stairs to climb some sections.
A very varied walk.
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