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4-day Northern Carros de foc ski touring route

Come try this 4-day North Carros de Foc route experience. And enjoy this legendary route with Jon, a IFMGA mountain guide.

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration4 days
Offer periodMar, Apr
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Northern Carros de Foc ski touring route is the perfect program for those who want to get to know this legendary ski touring route but in a shorter amount of time!

Whether you think 5 days is too much or don’t have the availability, this is a shorter version of Carros de Foc itinerary.

So, during this program, we’ll devote ourselves to the northern area of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. This way we’ll cut down the number of days. But we’ll still get to know the most interesting part of this beautiful national park!

This magical route was created in 1987. A group of mountain hut keepers decided to go across the park visiting the other eight mountain huts. From then on, this route became more and more popular. Today it is one of the most popular routes in Europe. It is possible to travel around it in many different ways. In this occasion, we’ll go through seven of the nine mythical mountain huts while enjoying the best ski runs in the park!

So please contact me to explore this wonderful Northern Carros de Foc route and get ready for an amazing adventure!

And if you want to try the classic 5-day program, check it out here.

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Accommodation

We'll stay in 3 different mountain huts: Refugio Ventosa Refugio Estany Llong Refugio Saboredo

Disclaimer

– The program could be changed due to climate conditions, mountain conditions or if the group desires it.

More info

Group equipment included: - transceiver, probe and shovel - Ice axe and crampons - Harness, 2 safety carabiners and 2 meters tape. Personal equipment recommended: - Complete ski equipment. – 40L backpack, with ski stripes. – Thermal underwear. – warm jacket. – GoreTex jacket and pants. – Hood, gloves (2 pairs) and googles. – Snacks (on the mountain huts we'll only have breakfast and dinner). – Warm sack if desired (on the mountain huts there will be blankets). – Sunscreen and lip balm. – Basic toilet kit. – Personal first aid kit. – Thermos. – Cash (many mountain hut don´t take credit cards). – Mountain federate card.

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Pyrenees.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arties to Ref. Ventosa

Hike from Arties to Refugio Restanca (2010 m). Then we continue to Refugio Ventosa (2220 m).

Possible peaks to ascent: Tuc des Monges 2690 m.

Day 2: Ref. Ventosa to Ref. Estany Llong

Hike to Refugio Estany Llong (1980 m).

Possible peaks to ascent: La Creu de Colomers 2896 m.

Day 3: Ref. Estany Llong to Ref. Saboredo

Hike to Refugio d’Amitges (2367 m). Then we continue to Refugio Saboredo 2310 m.

Possible peaks to ascent: Pic de Portarró (2736 m) and Pic de Ratera (2863 m).

Day 4: Ref. Saboredo to Arties

Hike to Refugio Colomers (2138 m) first, then to Refugio Restanca (2010 m) and we finish at Arties.

Possible peaks to ascent: Pic de Montardo (we can descend through the east side).


About the guide

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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain

I’m a mountain guide and alpine ski instructor and trainer.

Since many years ago I enjoy transmitting the enthusiasm that I feel for the mountains, in any of the possible mountain disciplines: alpinism, ski, climbing…

I’ve always had a special interest for sports and teaching sports at all levels, from beginners to complex guiding in all kind of mountain terrain.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1702 each

Group of 2

EUR 851 each

Group of 4

EUR 516 each

Group of 5

EUR 475 each

Group of 6

EUR 423 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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