Pic du Midi d’Ossau guided climbing day

Climb the Pic du Midi d'Ossau, in the Pyrenees, with the help of Fede, an IFMGA certified mountain guide from Valle de Tena. An unforgettable alpine day with a breathtaking landscape!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Pyrenees

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Pic du Midi d’Ossau is the most singular peak in the Pyrenees. In fact it is usually compared to the Matterhorn in the Alps. Furthermore, it’s a very attractive peak with a sharp silhouette which offers a fun climb to everyone that attempts to reach its summit.

    Today I propose you to climb the Pic du Midi d’Ossau by its normal route. It consists in 3 crux sections of 20-meter steps where we must scramble and climb. It will be an intermediate difficulty wall so we’ll need to use safety ropes.

    The views from the top of the Pic du Midi d’Ossau are some of the best in the Pyrenees thanks to its monolithic shape.

    Our starting point will be at Col du Portalet, at 6 AM. After checking the gear we will start the approach through the Aneu Valley, passing through the iconic emplacement of the Pombie Hut. We will probably see many climbers starting their routes in the huge Pombie Wall.

    Now it’s climbing time. It will be a unique experience for those classic mountaineers or trekkers that are looking for a bigger challenge. Basically, the climb has 3 chimneys that will make us use our hands.

    They are not technically difficult and the scenery gets more and more amazing as long as we are gaining altitude. Before getting to the summit of the Pic du Midi d’Ossau we will enjoy a beautiful ridge section with really stunning views.

    Did you find this climbing day program tempting? So get in touch with me. Fill out the form and I will help you organize your next alpine adventure in the Pyrenees. It will be my pleasure to be your guide!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    440 EUR

    Group of 2
    220 EUR

    Group of 3
    147 EUR

    Group of 4
    110 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Open to everyone

    Meeting point

    Col du Portalet

     

    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!

     
     

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    What People are Saying

    • 2 reviews

     

    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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