Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Shepherd Jean-Pierre Pommiès
Jean-Pierre Pommiès (1965) works as a shepherd in Coarraze, in the province of Pyrenees Atlantique, herding béarnaise cattle and sheep.
Over the summer period he follows the age-old method of transhumance, grazing his animals in the valley of the Ouzoum, a small and wild little-known Pyrenean valley. Nestled in the heart of the western Pyrenees, Ouzoum Valley is a mountainous country located between the Ossau valley and the Val d'Azun. Pastoralism is still alive.
Jean-Pierre holds the state certificate of mountain guide. He is passionate about his work and the mountains, besides his daily work enjoying mountaineering and skiing.