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5-Day Carros de Foc Ski Tour in the Pyrenees

Carros de Foc

Join IFMGA-certified guide Roger ski touring the Pyrenees on this epic 5-day journey through the incredible Carros de Foc in Spain.

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Pyrenees

5 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Follow me on this unforgettable ski tour of Carros de Foc in the Spanish Pyrenees! I will take you to some of the best untouched powder throughout the most scenic reaches of northern Spain as we traverse a classic circular tour in northern Catalonia.

Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park (St. Maurici) is the only Spanish national park in Catalonia. It has gorgeous alpine pastures and forests, and hidden within them are a plethora of mountain lakes.

Because of its location in the Pyrenees, there are various altitudes throughout the park that offer an equally diverse selection of nature. While the aesthetics can be pleasing all year round, it is perfect in winter.

The Carros de Foc circuit is home to some impressive summits, and the mountain huts dotting the backcountry add to the culture of the landscape. This translates to more intimate treks and adds the crucial ingredients for an epic snow country experience.

And we will be doing just that as we traverse the best snow available over our 5-day tour. I will give you the opportunity to try local cuisine as we shred from hut to hut and lookout over the vast beauty of St. Maurici.

We will have an assortment of remote trails to explore, so be prepared to take some of the best photographs of your life – just in case your friends don´t believe how amazing this trip is!

Book the most classic 5-day ski tour now and let this Pyrenees adventure change your life!

If you are looking for a shorter adventure climbing to the top of the Pyrenees, I have you covered! I can also take you on a heli-ski tour in Val dÁran!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price does NOT include transportation to / from Vall d’Aran, accommodations in Vielha, or your personal gear. Lunch / food during the day is also NOT included.


Itinerary

Day 1: Ventosa i Calvell Hut

We will set out for Arties and then make our way to Montardo. We will finish the day at Ventosa i Calvell Hut (2,220m).

Day 2: Estany Llong Hut

In the morning, we leave for Collado de Contraix. We will then see Gran Tuc de Colomers (2,933m), and finish the day at Estany Llong Hut.

Day 3: Amitges Hut

This day we will traverse to Pic de Subenuix (2,950m) and the surrounding country. Our day ends at Amitges Hut.

Day 4: Saboredo Hut

Today we will explore Bassiero (2,904m) and Col del Lac Glacat, with some unbelievable views. The evening will be spent at the Saboredo Hut.

Day 5: Banhs de Tredos

Our last day takes us to Serra de Sendrosa and Bahns de Tredos before our return.

 

Details

Accommodation

Mountain huts throughout the circuit. Accommodation in Vielha not included.

More info

Recommended equipment includes, but is not limited to: a light backpack with a ski-carry system, ski touring gear, avalanche safety kit, helmet, personal/technical clothes (i.e. Gore-Tex pants, light and heavy jackets, etc.), gloves, hat, sun protection gear, hydration appliances, headlamp, and first aid kit.

A longer option including transfers and accommodation in Val d'Aran is available. Please, contact me for more information.

Meeting point

Vielha.

About the guide

I love what I do and love to transmit my passion while guiding.

After touring the world fulfilling my dreams, I have put together all the knowledge gained and a strong background as a mountain guide to become one of the most versatile, dedicated and professional guides in the Pyrenees.

My resume has technical training in mountain medicine, snow studies, search and rescue complete training, meteorology and botany.

I spend the winters enjoying the unique snow conditions in the Aran Valley, as a ski touring and freeride Guide, and summers climbing the countless areas of excellent rock, either granite, limestone or conglomerate in the Pyrenees. I also spend a lot of time in Iceland during the summer guiding my friends and clients across these incredible landscapes.

While traveling the world, I make every effort to show the beauty of the landscapes, the quality of the rock and the best snow in the Pyrenees to everyone who wants to check them out.

Please get in touch with me if you want to discover the Pyrenees!

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Val d'Aran, Pyrenees


What people are saying about Roger Martorell

Paul Woods

5.00

August, 2022

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Joseph Curran

5.00

July, 2022

Trip of a lifetime. As with all things mountains, things didn’t go exactly according to plan, weather forced changes, us tired and slow clients forced changes and roger handled these in stride and adjusted the plans seamlessly. He knew when to push and when to back off. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the mountains, history and the local plants and wildlife. I had high expectations for the trip and it was even better than I had imagined, if you’re thinking of doing a trip with Roger, I highly recommend him as a guide in whichever discipline you prefer.

Marcus Clausager

5.00

August, 2021

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Kevin van Reenen

5.00

August, 2020

Awesome trip! Thanks to Roger for guiding me to the summit on a really extreme day of wind and rain. Unique and epic day out on the mountain. Also thanks to Maca at Explore Share for helping with the booking to ensure everything went smoothly, especially during these uncertain times. Great service!

Harrison Scott

5.00

February, 2020

Absolutely brilliant trip - would high recommend Roger and Chur they are fantastic, responsive and extremely helpful people!

Ian Bywater

5.00

June, 2019

It's a long slog of a climb, but doable as long as you're reasonably fit (but you don't need to be an Olympic athlete). The views are stunning. The Puente (bridge) de Mahoma is mentally tough with steep drops either side and some uncomfortable climbs. I'd strongly recommend using a local guide as they help you with the planning, kit and techniques, they share knowledge of the surrounding area that you wouldn't get otherwise and they help you over the more challenging stretches

Hancong

5.00

July, 2018

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david reitz

5.00

June, 2018

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Stan Beraznik

5.00

March, 2018

We had a very good trip — thank you!   Roger was really a great guide and we were very pleased working with Nacho as well.  The itinerary went well and Roger did a good job adjusting the itinerary as needed. Thanks again!

Willy

5.00

April, 2017

The helicopter was a surprise and it was awesome, it was a great first time experience in the backcountry. Our guide, Roger, was really helpful and patient with us and we found really good snow.  The hiking up was especially tiring when it was really hot but the skiing was epic.

Sarah

5.00

April, 2017

Roger, our guide, really made the trip memorable for us. He had a challenge every day to plan the route according to the snow conditions, temperatures (it was quite warm), the skills and endurance of our kids and keeping it fun for all of us. It really showed that he put thought into planning each day and wanted to find the best route for us to enjoy the backcountry and get some good skiing!  He knows the area so well and every day he planned was awesome. The helicopter trip. It was planned by Roger and something we never would have thought of doing for our children's first backcountry experience but it was absolutely the best. "Double thumbs up" according to Willy, our son. The location that Roger picked out for the skiing and the hotel, Bahns de Tredos, was perfect for being in the backcountry all day and then returning to the hotel for a delicious late lunch, thermal hot tub soak and then a gourmet dinner all in a hut/backcountry setting.  We felt very spoiled!

Maddy

5.00

April, 2017

If I had to describe the trip in 4 words : 'It was epic-ally awesome

Sofia

5.00

January, 2015

Roger has the 3Ps, Passionate, Professional and Prudent. I did tour skiing in the Pyrenees (Beciver 2660 m) and the tour was amazing. He adapted his rhythm to the rhythm of the group and he is prudent something that I really appreciate. Going up was hard but then once you get to the top you enjoy the view and you forgot your name. I would totally recommend him. Is not that easy to find trustful guides. He is your man!!!


 

 

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