The Pyrenees range extends over 800 km from East to West, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. This natural wall rises 3404m high, reaching its highest point in Spain at the top of Aneto. On the French side, Vignemale soars above all the other French peaks. Among all these summits, the summits above 3000m are particularly symbolic.
If all our "first times" remain memorable (whether it be for good or bad reasons), the climbing of a 3000m peak in the Pyrenees is no exception. Every Pyrenean walker or climber remembers the first 3000m peak he/she climbed in the massif. It is the guarantee of a mountain adventure that will lead you from green forests to hostile stony slopes, from lakes of an intense blue to sharp ridges, each time ending with a spectacular view that you will remember for a long time.
The months of July, August and September are ideal for tackling such a challenge. Together, we will choose the one that best suits your desires and your physical and technical abilities. I will help you optimize your equipment and guide you safely for this ascent.
These high mountain hikes are possible as day walks or over two days with a night in a refuge or in tents for an even more intense experience...
A long walk up to the multitude of lakes in the Glère valley leading to a splendid 360° panorama of the Neouvielle Nature Reserve. Possible as a very tough day-hike, one and a half days with a night in a refuge, or over 2 days if sleeping in tents.
Height gain: 1500m
The Taillon, a splendid summit next to the Cirque de Gavarnie whose north face will dazzle you from the first steps of the hike. To get there, there is an obligatory passage, the incredible Breach of Roland carved in the Pyrenean rock. At the top, a splendid view of the lunar landscapes of the Cotatuero valley in Spain. This summit is usually done as a day-hike but it is also possible to do it with a night in a refuge if you wish.
Height gain: 1000m
The smaller brother of the roof of the French Pyrenees, the "Petit" Vignemale offers a splendid view of the Glacier of Ossou, the Gaube Valley and of course its big brother. A steep and intense mountain trek from the start to the top! Possible as a fairly tough one-day hike, or over one and a half days with a night in a refuge.
Height gain: 1350m
An expedition over 1 day / 2 days / 3 days sleeping in refuges or in tents nearby Ordesa and Monte Perdido (3355m) (full board in the refuges is around 50-60 Euros). We have the possibility to climb this legendary summit and even sleep at the top. We start all hikes from the French side. Please contact me for more details!
Almost the whole hike takes place on the Spanish side of the border. We will see waterfalls and have the chance to go to the summit. We could also visit the legendary "Faja de las Flores", see the Cirque de Gavarnie from above and walk through the spectacular Breach of Roland. Also available: the tours of Néouvielle, Vignemale, and Balaitus! Or....the summits of Petit Vignemale (3032m), Turon de Néouvielle (3035m) or the Taillon (3144m)! Contact me for more details!
Height gain: 1800m (out and back) but will vary according to the options chosen
Distance: 26km if out-and-back