The Posets Peak, also known as “Punta de Llardana” is the second highest summit of The Pyrenees. It is located in the Benasque Valley in the province of Huesca, Aragon.
The Posets lies within The Posets-Maladetas Natural Park, in the north of the Ribagorza shire and in the northwest of Sobrarbe. The park’s height varies between 1.500m and 3.404m (at the Aneto summit, the highest peak of the Pyrenees). There are many important peaks in there, such as our today’s objective, The Posets of 3.371m, and Punta d´Astorg, Pico Maldito, Pico del Medio, Pico de Coronas, Pico de Tempestades or Pico del Alba.
The moraines and mountain lakes are amazing, in addition to the flora and fauna of high mountain climate. That’s why it will be a full day trek with a varied ascent thanks to The Posets‘ special geomorphology. You will live different stages on the way and volcanic rocks eroded into large pieces quartered by ice.
We will meet in a previously agreed place (we can discuss it once you get in touch with me).
Ascent to The Posets from Angel Orus Hut:
From the Espigantosa Waterfall we must hike up to the Forcau or Angel Orus huts. From Angel Orus Hut (at 2.095 meters) we will head towards the northwest following a very good marked trail. About an hour later, we will cross the stream and reach to a small sheepfold.
A little further up the road forks. We will take the right route and enter to a narrow valley. That valley is snowed most part of the year, so we should take crampons and piolet. After 3 hours we will be at the foot of “Llardana Tooth”. Following the stone quarry first and the the easy blocks crest second, we will get to the summit in about 4 hours.
The descent will be by the same route and it will take us other 3 more hours to the hut. From the Angel Orus Hut to The Posets summit there are in total 1.280 meters of altitude change.
Physical and Technical Level required:
Besides the significant altitude and slopes, the ascent to Posets is not overly technical, but requires good physical condition and a habit of moving in different high mountains terrains, outside the established trails.
Although it is a 1-day mountaineering trip, you can ask me for the option to extend it by a surcharge. I have available dates during all the year. All you have to do is contacting me right now. I will help to live an unforgettable experience in the ascent to Posets Peak.
Price per person
- Guiding fee