Mar – May
Dates
Advanced
Level
4 Days
Duration
18+
Age

A ski touring adventure to the highest mountains of the Pyrenees

INCLUDES Transfer from Toulouse
4 days guided ski touring
2 nights half board in Luchon
3 nights half board in refuges
NOT INCLUDED Flights Picnic lunches
OPTIONS Ski equipment hire Extra nights accommodation

This is the ultimate ski touring adventure holiday in France, taking you deep into the Pyrenees backcountry and up to the two highest peaks of the Pyrenees, Pic d’Aneto 3404m alt and Pic des Posets 3371m alt.

This guided winter ski touring adventure will provide the fit and experienced ski tourer  with an exceptional experience in a spectacular natural environment.

Ski touring in the high mountains of the Pyrenees requires the confidence and ability to ski in all conditions from deep fresh powder to icey slopes. A knowledge of ropework and abseiling would also be useful.

Accommodation for this ski touring adventure will be in guarded mountain refuges where you will sleep in dormitories. Most have hot showers and all provide excellent food.

 

The final itinerary for this ski touring/ski mountaineering adventure will be dependent on snow and meteorlogical conditions at the time.

1

Day 1

You’ll be collected from Toulouse airport from agreed flights and transferred to your overnight accommodation in Luchon
2

Day 2

After a good night’s sleep your adventure can begin. You’ll be transferred through into Spain and the starting point for your ski tour. Your climb today will take you up to the Refuge d’Estos where you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a good meal before retiring to bed in the bunk room.
Total ascent 600m
3

Day 3

Today you’ll make a ski tour ascent of the second highest peak in the Pyrenees, Posets, followed by descent to Eriste via the refuge d’Angel Orus. You’ll spend the night at the Hospital de Venasque which, contrary to what you may think, is not a hospital but a mountain refuge!
Total ascent 1325m
4

Day4

After yesterday’s exertions, today is an easier day in which you’ll enjoy le Tour du Pic de Paderna. You’ll spend the night at the refuge de la Renclusa.
Total ascent 700m
5

Day5

Today is the day you have been waiting for. The ski tour ascent of Pic Aneto. You’ll have an early start from the Renclusa refuge and skin up steep slopes to the Portillon Superior (2870m alt). There, you’ll remove your skis and have a short abseil which takes you down onto the wide glacier slopes. You’ll then put your skis back on and head across to the Coll de Coronas (3200m alt). For a short spell, crampons will replace your skis for the ‘mixed’ rocky arete known as Mohamed’s Stairway before the final climb up to the summit of Aneto (3403m alt). The descent route back to the Hotel de Benasque is via the Barrancs valley.
Total ascent 1300m
Ski touring Pic Aneto
View from Pic Aneto ski tour
Ski touring up to Pic Aneto
Ski touring final push to Pic Aneto

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