Pico Vallibierna 3067 m & Tuca de Culebras 3062 m from Refugio Cap de Llauset

When we have the time to visit Benasque Valley, we really try to make it count. This is the furthest valley in the Aragonese Pyrenees from home and we still have a lot of summits to bag in this area. In the early summer of 2017 we crested two beauties in Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. They … More Pico Vallibierna 3067 m & Tuca de Culebras 3062 m from Refugio Cap de Llauset

Embalse de Llauset: Pyrenean reservoir, no hiking necessary!

In the Pyrenees there are a select number of (glacial) lakes in which you can swim. Obviously this depends on each explorer’s tolerance to freezing cold water. It’s easy science that at higher altitudes and no matter how strong the sun is shining, the creek/basin/spring/pond/river/lake/lakelet/lagoon/tarn/loch water is going to be cold AF. Like many mountaineers, … More Embalse de Llauset: Pyrenean reservoir, no hiking necessary!

360º Views from Pico Salvaguardia in Posets-Maladeta Natural Park (Spanish Pyrenees)

October 2016: Posets-Maladeta Natural Park Pico Salvaguardia is a super typical hike if you’re in and around Benasque. There’s a lot of human traffic, and the 360º views of the most legendary peaks and summits in the park are the culprits. THE VIEW IS EFFING SPECTACULAR. I can’t really think of a more epic place to … More 360º Views from Pico Salvaguardia in Posets-Maladeta Natural Park (Spanish Pyrenees)