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Vignemale 3-day climb with a guide

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Climb the Vignemale's north face, the highest point in the French Pyrenees. Your guide will be IFMGA-certified Fede. An unforgettable 3-day climbing experience!

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Pyrenees

3 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Advanced


Description

Welcome to this 3-day climbing adventure in Vignemale.

As you may know, Vignemale is the highest point in the French Pyrenees and probably, the most impressive alpine wall in the region.

Ascending through the Gaube Valley we'll find the great 900-meter rock wall, the Vignemale's north face. The direct route leads to the Petit Vignemale Glacier (Oulettes). From there we'll have to take the Gaube Corridor. In the final section, when arriving at the glacier, the corridor closes in a vertical and stunning ice wall.

Undoubtedly, it's a must do for a Pyrenean climber. The maximum difficulty grade of this itinerary is V (intermediate-sustained). That means there will be large technical sections of scrambling. However, its multi-pitch route makes it one of the best climbs in the whole Pyrenees!

If you're a confident climber with some prior alpine experience, join me on this 3-day trip! At the bottom of this page you'll find more details of the day by day itinerary.

I also lead another climbing program in the Pyrenees. Please take a look at my one-day program in Pic du Midi d’Ossau

Contact me for further details before starting with the reservation process. I will be waiting for you message! Let's climb together the highest wall in the French Pyrenees. 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 800 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Cauterets - Oulettes Hut

Meeting at Cauterets (France) and approach to the Oulettes hut. We will do some technical review practices during the evening.

Day 2: Vignemale north face

Climbing day. We will head to the wall very early in order to approach through the glacier and start to enjoy the first pitches. Descent by the normal route and return to the hut to enjoy the views of the wall we just climbed!

Day 3: Cauterets

Return to Cauterets, France. End of the program.

 

Details

Meeting point

Cauterets (France)

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!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Valle de Tena


What people are saying about Fede San Sebastián

Maris Paurs

5.00

June, 2019

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!

Giles Austin

5.00

August, 2018

1st class guide. Excellent scramble.




 

 

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