A modest and extremely accesible “tresmil” with epic views of Ordesa/Monte Perdido: Pico Robiñera (3004m)

Our last Fall-ish hike of the year. We snuck Pico Robiñera in literally the day before our first big snow fall. HALLELUJAH. These Pyrenean canyons, ravines, gullies and valleys are in dire need of a healthy blanket of frozen H20. I slept great the night before, no stress or worry. We got a late start, … More A modest and extremely accesible “tresmil” with epic views of Ordesa/Monte Perdido: Pico Robiñera (3004m)

For some of the best views of Tena Valley, climb these peaks: Pico Arriel (2824m) & Petit Arriel (2684m)

How we ended up climbing these two peaks is a simple story. Jorge pulled out the map of Valle de Tena and said, “this one.” We looked it up on the internet and were instantly allured. Then I read a blog post (in Spanish) about someone else’s experience and this hiker so appropriately described Pico … More For some of the best views of Tena Valley, climb these peaks: Pico Arriel (2824m) & Petit Arriel (2684m)

Pico Perdiguero (3222 m) by way of Literola Valley, Posets-Maladeta Natural Park

This was our most challenging peak thus far in my short time as a mountaineer. 1600 meters of cumulative elevation gain, 9 hours in movement. Somehow I had managed to get a decent night’s sleep before starting out pre-sunrise the next morning. I’m always looking for an excuse to use my headlamp; headlamp = instant … More Pico Perdiguero (3222 m) by way of Literola Valley, Posets-Maladeta Natural Park