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Ascent to Monte Perdido in The Pyrenees

Join a certified mountain guide on a mountaineering activity in Monte Perdido with different ascent routes for all levels.

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

  • Discover one of the highest limestone peaks in Europe.

  • Explore the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.

  • Contemplate breathtaking views from the summit.

Description

Monte Perdido is the highest limestone massif of Europe with an altitude of 3.355 meters. The massif is composed by Monte Perdido Peak, the Cilindro and the Añisclo (also known as Soum de Ramond on behalf of the first climber of that peak).

The massif of Monte Perdido lies in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park. In that area, you can find 22 more summits of 3.000 meters, including the beautiful valleys of Ordesa, Añisclo, Escuaín and Pineta.

Part of the massif is located in the French territory as part of Parc National des Pyrénées. The most famous peak in that area is the Gavarnie, an awesome cirque with the highest waterfall at its top.

On the North face of Monte Perdido, there is one of the few glaciers still existing in The Pyrenees despite of its slow regression. It is a tongue with a deep slope, which has a front of about 750 meters and ranges from 2.700 to 3.250 meters high.

Monte Perdido is a good ascent option for many reasons:

  • It is one of the highest limestone peaks in Europe
  • It’s inside the attractive Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park
  • The viewpoints from its summit are amazing
  • When the sky is clear we can even see the Posets, the Vignemal and The Moncayo
Ascending Monte Perdido via the normal route

OPTION #1: We can reach the summit in 1 and a half day, spending the night in Goriz Hut.

We park the car in Torla Parking and we ascend through the way of Goriz. The following day we leave early in the morning towards Monte Perdido summit (1.2000 meters of altitude change). We return to the car.

OPTION #2: We can ascend leaving from Parador de Pineta (2 days).

It is an intensive hike up to 1.800 meters high. It is a trail for people with a very good physical condition as well as mountaineering knowledge and experience. After reaching the summit, we’ll descend to Goriz Hut where we’ll spend the night. The following day, we’ll continue our way to the car.

The ascent to Monte Perdido is an all-year activity. All you have to do is contact me so we can start planning the following departure.

Ask me any question you want or call me to talk about prices, booking and custom trips depending on your skills. I will be waiting for your contact! 

I can also lead you across the iconic Vignemale, Balaïtous and Ossau peaks. Check this 6-day program out!

Accommodation

Mountain hut (not included in the price)

Disclaimer

This program may suffer some variation according to the criteria of the guide, by meteorological conditions, physical-technical conditions of the participants or any unforeseen situation.

More info

-Price includes the rental of ice axe and crampons. -Medical insurance in the mountain is not included in the price (recommended Mountain and Climbing Federation Card for the current year). -It is also possible to ascend Monte Perdido via the Escaleras route (stairways) and return by the normal route. Please ask about this option, which has an extra 20 € cost divided between all the participants.

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IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide from Les Hautes-Pyrenées (France)


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 490 each

Group of 2

EUR 212 each

Group of 3

EUR 142 each

Group of 4

EUR 106 each

Group of 5

EUR 85 each

Group of 6

EUR 78 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Personal Insurance

• Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)


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