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Pic Long 1-day alpine climb in the Pyrenees

Reach the top of Pic du Long, the highest mountain of the Néouvielle massif, with Fede, IFMGA certified guide. Enjoy an alpine adventure in the Pyrenees!

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Climb the the highest mountain of the Néouvielle massif: Pic du Long

  • Try yourself with a challenging mountaineering route

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Pyrenees mountains

Description

Pic Long (3,192 m) is the highest peak in the Néouvielle massif, and one of the most mythical peaks of the Pyrenees. This is your opportunity to reach its summit with an expert guide. Join me!

The Néouvielle massif is famous for is heavily glaciated granite peaks, wonderful lakes and nice microclimate. It lies almost entirely within the Néouvielle National Nature Reserve, created in 1936. The Pic Long-Campbieil group stands south of the massif, outside the reserve, in the commune of Saint-Lary-Soulan (Hautes-Pyrénées department).  Furthermore, the Néouvielle hosts a wide variety of flora (including beautiful mountain pines) and fauna (more than 300 species of animals). If we are lucky, we may even see a golden eagle or an isard!

Pic Long is the highest mountain of Néouvielle and the hardest to climb. All the routes are challenging and require previous mountaineering and rock climbing experience. Be ready to head up impressive ridges and steep slopes! The route that I propose does not have really difficult climbing sections (III + or IV at some point), but it is 2 km long and 3,000 meters high, so you need a good fitness level!

So, if you are up for an awesome mountaineering adventure in the French Pyrenees, please get in touch with me. Let me take you to the top of Pico Long, the highest point of the Néouvielle massif!

And if you are looking for a multi-day ascent, I recommend my Tena Valley and my La Meije programs.

More info

Required equipment: Suitable shoes - Ice axe and crampons - Harness - Helmet - Waterproof jacket - Polar fleece - Cap - Backpack 30 l - Gloves - Sunscreen - Telescopic poles - Camera - Canteen - Snacks - Sunglasses - Winter jacket

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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 495 each

Group of 2

EUR 279 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Not included: accommodation, transports, meals, personal equipment, guide's accommodation and meals. Private trip: €360


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