A demanding walk and scramble to a pyrenean summit in amongst dramatic and beautiful scenery.
Spanish maps included within these descriptions are provided courtesy of the Spanish IGN and remain © Instituto Geográfico Nacional
The grade of this walk is VS/C/Scr, which means
VS – Very Strenuous: More than 800 metres ascent and/or more than 20km in length with steep, loose or heavily vegetated sections.
C – More than half the route on rough ground.
Scr – Scrambling: This implies the need for handholds to ascend steep rock pitches with a sense of exposure to vertigo and where a slip could lead to a serious accident.
|Directions to start||
From Vielha drive E on the C28. Drive over the Puerto de la Bonaigua and descend to where there are some severe bends with a large car park on either side of the road. Park in the lowest of these on the W side of the road at 1900m. Drive to the end of the car park nearest the ski lift.
|Start point (Lat/Long)||42.654059, 0.999535
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|Walking time (hours)||5.00|
|Total time (hours)||8.50|
|Recommendations or Restrictions||Only for experienced navigators and mountaineers|