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
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!
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)