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Ski mountaineering in Carros de Foc

Carros de Foc, in the Aigües Tortes National Park, is usually visited in the summer. But Xavi, IFMGA certified guide, can take you skiing in the winter!

Mountain RangePyrenees
Duration6 days
Offer periodFeb, Mar
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Why should we limit ourselves to enjoy a historical journey around the Aigües Tortes National Park only in summer? In fact, we can enjoy Carros de Foc throughout the year!

That’s right, the well known Carros de Foc (Charriots of Fire) hike can also be accomplished during winter and spring. And even more, ski-mountaineering along the National Park gives the journey a completely new experience filled with excitement!

The journey remains the same. We travel along the Park, from hut to hut, getting to know the classic Nine Huts which complete the journey. In each of them we will have a reliable and comfy refuge where to rest, have nice meals, and of course, try splendid Catalonian wine!

The Pyrenees have a different magic during spring and winter. A magic we can savour while skiing super fresh powder snow in a trail 55 km long and with 9000 m of vertical drop.

Due to the great slopes and continuously changing trails, we can reach some great summits with our skis!

Do you find this trip interesting? Then please contact me and let’s start planning your next holiday! And if you are in Catalonia in the warmer months, we can also go hiking around the Pyrenees.

Accommodation

Super cozy huts and warm meals help us enjoy a satisfying journey.

Disclaimer

Prices and number of days will depend on the snow conditions and huts opening dates.

More info

- Equipment: For safety you need to have ski-mountaineering equipment, winter clothing, ice axe, crampons, helmet, 40l rucksack, ARVA device, shovel and probe. - If necessary, I will give you a hand booking your hotel in Vielha or Barcelona, and in case you are planning to fly form Barcelona to the mountains by plane, I will also help you arrange that trip. - Meals: Satisfying meals and exquisite Catalonian wine offered! The huts will make sure you are delighted, and in case you are vegetarian or allergic to any specific food there is no need to worry, the personal at the huts will adapt the meals for your safety and satisfaction. - Free water: There’s plenty of water available for us in the huts. Furthermore, there is the possibility of buying water bottles if necessary. - For your tranquility, there are no dangerous animals nearby the trails. - Powder snow: Unlike other seasons, during March there is an 80% chance of getting good climate conditions, as well as fresh snow! - In case you forgot something essential for your journey, we can always get those things at Vielha village before starting the expedition. We will stay in Vielha a night before the expedition begins and a night after it ends. An enjoyable village to get prepared and rest once the journey finishes!

Meeting point

We will start in Arties, where we can leave our car!

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About the guide

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Xavi (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually I’m living in Prullans.
During several years I have been practicing my two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. Actually I’m a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.
In 1982 I did became a member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya, a specialized mountain library. And from 1998 I’m working as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).
After working 6 winters as a lifeguard patrol in a Catalan ski resort, I spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest peak, the Aconcagua.
Since 2005 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide. From September 2007 I manage the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc. I have take part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.
I’ll like to show you “my” mountains, “my” Pyrenees and of course, other mountains around the world. I’ll like to guide you till de top of Aconcagua, Ararat, skiing down from Elbrus, or Kola’s peninsula in Russia.
I propose here few activities, but not all what I can show you!
Contact with me and go together to your dream!
Xavi


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1753 each

Group of 2

EUR 1109 each

Group of 3

EUR 923 each

Group of 4

EUR 784 each

Group of 5

EUR 712 each

Group of 6

EUR 660 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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