Panticosa to Vignemale 3 day ski touring traverse

A fantastic 3 day ski tour from Panticosa to the Vignemale in the border between France and Spain. Discover the Pyrenees on skis with Fede, IFMGA guide

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Vignemale is a mountain shared by Spain and France and the highest peak in the French Pyrenees. It offers one of the best skiing tracks of the region. It is a very alpine summit and hosts one of the largest glaciers in the Pyrenees: the Ossoué glacier. The ascent to this glacier is done looking onto the peaks that crown the Cirque de Gavarnie. As you can imagine, this itinerary has spectacular views.

    This elegant 3-day ski touring traverse I offer starts at the thermal baths of Panticosa, on the Spanish side (in Huesca). Along the route to the Vignemale, we will cross the best powder terrains and ski on incredible runs.

    If you want to join the adventure, keep in mind that it is necessary to have previous experience in backcountry skiing, medium-to-high knowledge in ski descents and a good physical shape.

    Come take the best turns in such an amazing landscape. I’ll be happy to guide you there! Send your request and book the trip now.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1000 EUR

    Group of 2
    500 EUR

    Group of 3
    333 EUR

    Group of 4
    250 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     Not included in the price: transfer to the starting point, hut accommodation (both personal and the guide's), cable car tickets, meals, personal material, accident insurance.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Puerto de Bacías - Collado de Oulettes

      Approach to the Oulettes de Gaube Hut from Panticosa. Then, we will ascend to the Puerto de Bacías and we will go up the Ara Valley to the Collado de Oulettes, from where we will have a great descent with views to the North face of the Vignemale. Night at the Oulettes refuge.

    • Day 2Vignemale by the Hourquette d'Ossoué

      Ascent to the Vignemale by the Hourquette d’Ossoué. It will be a great day of skiing in which we will get the summit, passing through the Baysellance hut, the Ossoué Glacier and the final climb to the summit. The descent is one of the best ones in the Pyrenees. Night at the Oulettes refuge.

    • Day 3Back to Panticosa

      Return to Panticosa. Another day of skiing with good descents, especially the last one to the thermal baths. Night at the Casa de Piedra refuge or in a hotel.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Advanced

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Panticosa Thermal Baths

    Accommodation

    In the Oulettes Hut (remember to bring: earplug; personal hygiene stuff -toothbrush, tampons, soap-; bed sheet; spare shirt and underwear)

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    Equipment:

    You can rent equipment on site. I do include the

    avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel

    and probe).

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Fede was born in1983 in the Basque Country, northern Spain, where he started climbing and visiting the Pyrenees. After studying Business Management, he finally moved to the Pyrenees to be closer to his passion.

    Fede has been working for more than 13 years in the outdoors industry, as a Ski Patrol, Mountain Guide, Canyon Guide and Ski Instructor.

    Nowadays, he is a full-time IFMGA Mountain Guide, sharing with his clients all sorts of activities in the Pyrenees, the Alps, Canada, Norway, Morroco, Peru, and others.

    He has lived in both Canada and France, so he will have no trouble in speaking French, English or Italian.

    Apart from his private trips with his clients, he also works for several well recognized companies, for the filming industry and writes for specialized magazines, for example:
    - Filming safety Consultant for BEAR GRYLLS'S survival shows, such as Running Wild...
    - Ski guide for ICE CREEK LODGE, BC, Canada
    - Instructor and guide for the FRENCH ALPINE CLUB (CAF)
    - Instructor for the MOUNTAIN MEDICINE INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (IMMED)
    - Instructor for Mountain Training School (MTS), based in Alaska
    - Writer for different Spanish magazines, such as DESNIVEL and GRANDES ESPACIOS.

    Enjoy his human skills and the finest guiding quality. Guaranteed!

     
     
     


     

     

    What People are Saying about Fede San Sebastián

     

    Fantastic climb! We were the only people climbing the normal route so we had the mountain to ourselves. Fede was great, highly professional, and he assessed the risks very well. Highly recommended!
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    Maris Paurs
    1st class guide. Excellent scramble.
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    Giles Austin
     

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