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2-day Climb on Cresta del Diablo, in the Pyrenees

Follow IFMGA certified mountain guide Fede and climb the Balatiús, in the Pyrenees Mountains, crossing the gorgeous Cresta del Diablo!

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Climb the impressive Cresta del Diablo ridge.

  • Reach the summit of the Balatiús, a high mountain in the Pyrenees.

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of an unforgettable alpine landscape.

Description

The Balaitús (3,144m) is a popular massif in the Pyrenees, located on the border between France and Spain. This awesome mountaineering trip is your chance to climb one of its most popular ridges, Cresta del Diablo, and reach its summit. Join me!

Also known as Pico de los Moros (Spanish for Moor’s peak), this mountain marks the starting point of the High Pyrenees, and was first climbed in 1825. One of its most amazing ridges is Cresta del Diablo (Spanish for Devil’s Ridge), named for the particular shape of its rock formations, which look like flames and tridents.

We will start this mountaineering adventure in Embalse de La Sarra. From there, we’ll climb to a charming mountain hut where we will rest surrounded by fabulous alpine landscapes. On the following day, we will head up to Cresta del Diablo and Cresta de Costerillou, to finally reach the summit of The Balaitús.

Keep in mind that you need to have some mountaineering experience and a good fitness level! Of course, I will be there to help and guide you. 

So, if you are up for this 2-day mountaineering tour in the Pyrenees, please contact me. Let’s climb  Cresta del Diablo and reach the summit of the Balatiús!

And if you are looking for a day ascent in the Pyrenees, take a look at my Pic de Neouvielle trip.

Details

Accommodation

Mountain Hut

More info

Required equipment: Suitable shoes - Ice axe and crampons - Harness - Optional cat feet - 2 carabiners - Anchor - Waterproof jacket - Polar fleece - Cap - Backpack 30 l - Gloves - Sunscreen - Telescopic poles - Camera - Canteen - Snacks - Sunglasses - Winter jacket

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Itinerary

Day 1: Mountain Hut

Approach to the mountain hut (2hours 30min).

Day 2: Cresta del Diablo - Costerillou

Mountain hut – Diablo (4/5 hours)

Diablo-Costerillou (7/8 hours)


About the guide

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Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol, Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
- Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
- Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
- Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
- Instructor for the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
- Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
- Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 413 each

Group of 2

EUR 248 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Not included: accommodation, transports, meals, personal equipment, guide's accommodation and meals.


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