We leave the “Casa de Piedra” hut towards the Bachimaña Hut. There we will make a brief stop and we will then cross for the icy and blue Bachimaña Glacial Lake, until the “Collado del Infierno”. From here (if the team feels good) we will ascend the Tebarray Peak (2916m) and descend towards the Respumoso Refuge (2208m) by the “Collado de Tebarray”.
We will depart from Respumoso in direction towards the “Collado de la Facha”. From here we will ascend to Punta Aragón (2918m) and we’ll descend in a magnificent skiing down to the Walon Hut (1800m) on the French slope.
From Wallon we will head towards the “Collado de Arratille” (2528m). To our left we’ll have the Pico Alofonse Meillon of 2930 meters of height. If our energies and climatic conditions are good we can ski on its west face. From Collado de Arratil we’ll cross the Ara valley to the “Collado de los Mulos” (2594m) and then descend to the Oulettes de Gaube Hut (2150m), at the foot of the impressive Vignemale’s north face.
Today we will make the Oulettes – Vignemale – Oulettes circuit. We’ll ascend to the Pique Long del Vignemale (3298m) and then descend to the hut. Stunning mountain and magnificent skiing!
We will ascend again to Collado de los Mulos and then descend through the Ara valley until we turn west to ascend Collado de Letrero. From here we will head to the “Dientes de Batanes” and we will descend directly to the thermal baths of Panticosa in one of the best ski runs of the Pyrenees.
Panticosa Thermal Baths
Equipment Needed: Skis and hiking boots; Backpack of 30 liters; Sticks suitable for our stature; Skins adapted to our skis; Helmet; Piolet and crampons; Arva, shovel and probe; Sunglasses; Sun cream and cocoa; Bottle of water and picnic food for the day. Clothing suitable for the activity: cap, buff, 2 pairs of gloves, spare socks, trousers and gore-tex jacket.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Spain
Mountains have always been attractive to me. I started going from a young age, to spots close to Pamplona, and at 17 I discovered climbing.
Since then, I got completely hooked, and started going to the Pyrenees, the Alps, and then the Himalayas. For many years my life was to gather some money to go climbing challenging and remote mountains.
I was part of 33 expeditions out of Europe, to Nepal, India, Pakistán, Tíbet, Patagonia, Tierra de Fuego, Groenlandia and Antártida. But I love the Pyrenees: there’s where I did the toughest technical climbs, and I opened more than 100 routes. Ordesa has been my best alpine school.
I've been also the Director of the Spanish Alpine Team for the past 6 years.
The mountains are the perfect place to feel alive, share with friends and dream. But instead of remembering what I did, I rather think in all what I’d like to do, the places to discover, and mountains and walls to discover!
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