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Vignemale 1-day ascent in the French Pyrenees

Vignemale mountaineering
Vignemale expedition
Vignemale expedition
Vignemale expedition
Vignemale expedition

Ascend to the impressive Vignemale peak, the highest in the French Pyrenees, in an incredible day with a certified mountain guide.



1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Extremely Fit

All Levels


  • Ascend the highest peak in the French Pyrenees.
  • Discover different mountaineering techniques.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise in the mountains.


Get ready for an unforgettable experience ascending the French Pyrenees’ highest peak, the Vignemale. At an altitude of 3,298 meters, we will reach this impressive summit in a day, no prior experience necessary. Join me for an unbelievable adventure!

We’ll begin with an easy walk along the GR10 to get used to the altitude and pace. This will give us the chance to enjoy an unforgettable sunrise at the gap between Roland, Taillon and Marboré. After climbing to Ossoue, we’ll reach the Bellevue caves. Then, we’ll reach the Ossoue Glacier and use crampons to cross it and reach the Vignemale peak. We then begin our descent.

Even though you don’t need to have previous mountaineering experience for this ascent, you do need to be physically fit for it. The route presents an altitude difference of 1,500 meters and the path is not always smooth. One of the best things about this trip is that you’ll be able to experience many aspects of mountaineering such as rock climbing and walking on glaciers.

So join me for a unique adventure in the French Pyrenees. I would love to be your guide.

For more mountaineering experiences in the area, join me to ascend the Aneto and/or the Pic du Midi d’Ossau.


More info

Make sure to bring: -Hiking boots (with cramponable sole) -Bottle thermos -Comfortable clothes -Pic nic.

About the guide

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!

Niklas Warren


Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan


Aug 17, 2022

Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!

Lesley Weber


July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener


July 20, 2022

Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard

Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster


March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.

Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 361 Each

Group of 2

EUR 181 Each

Group of 3

EUR 121 Each

Group of 4

EUR 91 Each

Group of 5

EUR 73 Each

Group of 6

EUR 60 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee



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