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Climbing Peña Foratata in the Aragonese Pyrenees, 1 day

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Ascend the beautiful Peña Foratata in the Aragonese Pyrenees with Fede, an IFMGA mountain guide, and discover impressive views.

Private

Pyrenees

1/2 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

All Levels


Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Aragonese Pyrenees.
  • Discover the iconic photographic landmark of Alto Gállego.
  • Enjoy a perfect mountaineering day in Spain.

Description

Join me for a spectacular day ascending Peña Foratata in the Aragonese Pyrenees.

Peña Foratata is a calcareous mass located in Sallent de Gállego and El Formigal. It is the iconic landmark for Alto Gállego. Even though it is not the highest peak in the area (it reaches a height of 2,320 meters), it offers stunning views of all the important surrounding mountains: Infiernos, Algas, Palas, Telera y Sierra de Partacua, Culibillas, Ferraturas and Picos de Soba.

We’ll meet at El Formigal and slowly ascend through mountain meadows, the karstic landscapes of O Forato and black pine forests. Then, the road will give way to a rocky landscape as we get closer to the summit and then we’ll go through an impressive cornice on the south wall. Finally, a little climbing will take us to the peak.

The whole route is 700 meters long. Though it is not necessary to have previous experience, it is recommended. You will need to have a good fitness level. Also, make sure to review the list  of necessary equipment for the trip below.

So send your request and spend an amazing 6 hours ascending the impressive Peña Fortata. I would love to be your guide!

For more mountaineering trips, check out the trips I offer to The Eiger and to Monte Cervino.

Details

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Make sure to bring: -25 liter backpack -Hiking boots -Thermos -Sun glasses -Sunscreen -Waterproof jacket -Fleece -Photo camera -Hat.

Meeting point

Formigal, Sallent de Gállego.

Photos


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 and AEGM 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!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 310 Each

Group of 2

EUR 186 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price does not include transport to the start of the trip, accommodation, lifts or personal equipment.




 

 

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