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2-day Monte Perdido ascent in the Spanish Pyrenees

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Climb one of the highest peaks in Europe. Join IFMGA-certified mountain guide Javier on a 2-day mountaineering trip to Monte Perdido (3,355m), in the Spanish Pyrenees.

Pyrenees

2 Days

Jun - Oct

Intermediate

Intermediate


Description

Monte Perdido is the highest limestone massif in Europe. It is located within the southern slope of the central Pyrenees, north of the province of Huesca, in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park, in the Spanish autonomous community of Aragon. Since 1997, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The massif’s highest peak, also named Monte Perdido, stands at 3,355 meters and is our trip’s aim. Its high elevation and the stunning views of the green Ordesa Valley and surrounding rugged mountains make Monte Perdido ascent the top mountaineering destination within the National Park.

There are numerous trails to Monte Perdido’s summit. We will ascend via the famous Escaleras route, traveling for over 20 kilometers with a cumulative elevation gain of 1,516 meters. While this is not a difficult ascent, it displays several challenges along the way.

Our trip will begin with a 1-day ascent to the Goriz mountain refuge (2,160m), on Monte Perdido massif’s southern slope, where we will spend the night. We will reach the refuge via the Faja de las Flores, a 2,400m-high narrow ridge trail that crosses the Ordesa Valley. On day two, we will climb to Monte Perdido’s summit via the Escaleras route, and then descend back to Goriz and to the valley. 

Monte Perdido is a must for mountaineering fans. Don’t miss this fascinating journey! Book your trip now!

If you are looking for other summer/fall mountaineering outings in the Spanish Pyrenees, check out the guided ascents to the Posets Peak, Mount Bisaurin, and the “The Pyrenees Roof”, the Aneto.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please note that the price doesn’t include mountain refuge fees for participants and guide.


Itinerary

Day 1: Climb to Goriz

We will climb to Goriz mountain refuge via the Faja de las Flores trail. Overnight at the refuge.

Day 2: Monte Perdido ascent and descent

We will ascend to Monte Perdido’s summit via the Escaleras route, and then descend back to Goriz and to the valley.

 

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Aragüells Benasque Spain
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Hotel La Coma Benasque Spain
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About the guide

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Javier

5.00

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide

My name is Javier. I'm from Jaca in the Aragon Pyrenees. I'm an IFMGA certified mountain guide. I have also a special certificate for climbing and canyoning. I'm also a ski instructor.

What I like the most in my job:
- ski touring during the winter
- mountaineering in the Pyrenees during the summer
- trekking in the Himalayas during the autumn

Please get in touch with me and let me guide you across these beautiful mountains of the Pyrenees ! I know every corner of them. I will be happy to show you the beautiful secret spots here.

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

AEGM

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What people are saying about Javier

5.00

A HUGE thank you for all your help in the build up to our Monte Perdido attempt yesterday! Our guide Luis (from Javier's team) was absolutely brilliant and helped us reach the summit unscathed (despite the snowy conditions - which were apparently not ideal for amateurs!).

Tony

5.00

Luis was the guide Javier organised. He was very professional, guided us to the top (and back) seamlessly, set a pace that suited both of us. He also pointed out various points of interest. Would definitely recommend Luis. Also, Javier was very helpfull in providing information for another area I was visiting.

J

4.00

Great 2 days - better communications would be nice

Klaus

5.00

We had a guide named David he was very very good and everything worked perfect. Can only recommend climbing Aneto :)

B�i

5.00

We had a fantastic trip. Our guide, Fernando, was amazing - he was very knowledgable about the area, extremely helpful and overall a great guy. Even though the weather was quite bad, this was one of the most amazing hike I´ve ever been on. Higly recommened the guide and the trip.


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