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Heliski and ski touring Pyrenees crossing

Heliskiing Pyrenees - Aneto peak
Hospital de Benasque
Skiing in the Pyrenees

3-day ski touring and heliski Pyrenees crossing, with Miriam, AEGM certified mountain guide. Starting from Val d’Aran, discover the Pyrenees skiing!

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Pyrenees

3 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr


Description

In this 3-day ski touring and heliski Pyrenees crossing I propose to start with a helicopter flight from Val d’Aran. From there we will start a crossing that will take us to the French side of the range.

I like this program because you can save some energy and altitude difference with the helicopter. It's a great opportunity to reach Aneto and the Natural Park of Posets-Maladeta. So we start from Catalunya and do the crossing to France through Puerto Viejo pass. We will be sleeping in refuges and the very charming and beautiful mountain hotel ‘Hospital de Benasque’.

We will start in Val d'Aran, and ride in a helicopter to enjoy great runs, and sleep at La Renclusa refuge. The second day includes the ascent of Aneto (3404m), the highest peak of the Pyrenees. Then we spend the night at Hospital de Benasque. Finally we will go up to Puerto Viejo, and ski down to Val d'Aran.

If you prefer, we have the option of doing this itinerary without the helicopter flight, starting from Benasque.

A moderate level and previous experience in ski touring is desirable to enjoy this trip. The best season to enjoy this program is spring.

Get in touch with me if you are interested in doing this heliski Pyrenees crossing, discovering beautiful valleys and going up Mount Aneto! I would love to be your guide in this region I love. Another great ski touring program in the Pyrenees is in Mt Perdido and Ordesa park, check it out!

Prices per person, per day

Group of 1

EUR 1600 Each

Group of 2

EUR 800 Each

Group of 3

EUR 533 Each

Group of 4

EUR 400 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: La Renclusa refuge

Starting from Val d’Aran, in the north face of the Pyrenees and easy to access from Toulouse, we take a helicopter flight up to 2300 metres. From there we do several runs and then skin up to La Renclusa refuge.

Day 2: Aneto

We go up Aneto (3404m). From there ski down all the way to Hospital de Benasque, a former refuge that has been refurbished as a hotel. It’s located in the middle of the mountains, in the entrance of Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. The total altitude difference is of approximately 1800 metres.

Day 3: Puerto Viejo

We go up to Puerto Viejo, a former frontier pass connecting Spain and France, and from there ski down to Val d’Aran. This takes around 6 hours.

 

Details

Accommodation

In mountain huts and mountain hotel.

More info

If we go without helicopter the maximum number of clients is 6.

Meeting point

In Val d'Aran.

About the guide

The story begins when your parents put you the skis when you are still wearing diapers, when you discover every summer the lakes of the Pyrenees, and after that you start going for the summits. When climbing and the feeling of freedom that comes with it gets you hooked, and there's nothing you can do about it.

It continues when you choose your career following the name: Technical Mountain Engineering, in Lleida, close to the Pyrenees, and you start working as a ski instructor during weekends. And year after year, trip after trip, run after run, you start getting together with young mountaineers, and closer to the formation as a mountain guide.

Expeditions, trips, some award and the constant formation and evolution are what built this long journey, which allows me to share the world that I love with others. And thanks to the works as a guide I can enjoy everything: the great moments that the mountain gave me, in the snow, rock or ice, and above all the moving feeling of realizing how small we are in the immensity of the summits.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Val d'Aran


What people are saying about Miriam Marco Sanchez

Mathias Sjoervad

5.00

November, 2019

Had a wonderful week with Miriam in the beautiful Catalonia! Miriam was a fantastic guide and was very good at keeping everything safe, fun and sufficiently challenging. I only had minor experience with rock climbing prior to this trip and by the end of it I felt comfortable being lead on multi-pitch routes. I was very impressed by the beauty and diversity of Catalonia. In just a few hours of driving could the whole landscape can change completely. A perfect place for trying different rock types and to just enjoy the spectacular views!

Jasmine Liu

5.00

March, 2019

Climbing in Catalonia was filled with a lot of sends and copious amounts of laughter. Mirium is a bad ass woman guide!! She is simply amazing! I had a wonderful time checking out diff crags in Catalonia and would def recommend this trip. If you want to explore diff crags in Catalonia this is for you!! Mirium worked around my climbing ability and recommended climbs that was fun but challenging at the same time. I had an amazing time and I loved Mirium as my guide!!

Karima Zedan

5.00

December, 2018

Miriam was a fantastic guide for me, and I felt completely safe with her. We had an amazing time climbing over two days, and she was patient, kind, and energetic. Go Miriam, keep climbing always! Also, Miriam is one of the few women guides in Spain, and I felt great about supporting her. Ladies - let's help each other continue to build our networks and businesses by investing in each other.

Constance Lafleur

5.00

June, 2018

Miriam was the best guide I could have asked for. I did the 1 week Rock Climbing in Catalonia and had a fantastic time! Miriam is friendly, fun and supportive. She catered the trip to my abilities and I am so glad I went off the beaten track and decided to do this trip as I saw a beautiful side of Spain that I had never seen before. Thanks Miriam!

Christopher M.

5.00

November, 2017

We had a really amazing day thanks. Miriam was a really great guide. Friendly, fun, and patient! Riglos was an amazing location. It really pushed me and my friends ability which was a fun challenge. Thanks to Gauthier too for organising and making the whole process smooth and easy. If I’m back in Spain again I’d love to climb with you again Many thanks Chris

Kevin Ind

5.00

June, 2017

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