AIGUAMÒG VALLEY

Day 1:

Transfer to Montadi parking lot - Drag on snowmobiles to Borda de Lacreu (1700m) - Climb to Tuc de Salana (perfect pyramid) (2483m) - Beautiful views to Montardo from the top – Pure joy descent to Balneario de Banhos de Tredós - Snack / drink at the Bar - Thermal bath at moonlight, time stops - Dinner at the Hotel restaurant

Duration: 2,5-3h

Elevation gain/loss: + 783m / - 783m

 

Night at Hotel Banhs de Tredós www.banhsdetredos.com

 

Day 2:

Breakfast at Hotel - Drag to Montanheta - Ascent to Tuc Gran de Sendrosa (2703m) - Beautiful panoramic to “Circ de Colomers”- Descent both on open slope and between trees to Montadi parking lot - Lunch at Eth Cerer de Montadi (optional) - Transfer to Salardú - Snack / beer

Duration: 3-3,5h

Elevation gain/loss: + 813 / - 1243m

 

This program is conceived to have a beautiful experience, but of course, the ascents can be modified according to the client wishes and will be adapted according to weather and snow conditions.

Included:

  • 2 day UIAGM/AEGM mountain guide services
  • Advices prior the start
  • Security equipment for the whole group
  • Reservations management assistance
  • 1 night stay at Hotel Banhs de Tredós (guide expenses included): half board, thermal baths

 

Not included:

  • Snacks and drinks during the day of both assistant/s and guide/s
  • Drag on snowmobiles to the route starting point (between 10 and 25€/pp)
  • Client/s and guide/s extra expenses due to unexpected program variations

 

General Information:

  • Each group member taking part in the ski route is required to possess an at date license issued by the Mountaineering Federation valid in the Pyrenees. 
  • Mountain skiing is an extraordinary pass time but it involves risks. Each member of this journey takes full responsibility of what could happen.
  • The mountain guide reserves the right to modify the program depending on snow conditions, weather, group factor or any other cause that in his opinion may be decisive.
  • Touring skis (adjusted bindings)
  • Touring ski boots
  • Telescopic ski poles
  • Skins
  • Ski crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Snow shovel
  • Probe 240cm
  • DVA (charged batteries)

 

  • Ski carry backpack
  • Helmet

 

  • Sunglasses
  • Goggles
  • Thin ski gloves
  • Thick ski gloves
  • Buff
  • Hat
  • Sun cream 50+
  • Lip balm 50+
  • Touring pants/Thin Gore-Tex pants
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Primaloft
  • Fleece
  • Thermal t-shirt
  • Medium thickness socks

 

  • Snacks (sandwich, cereal bars, nuts,...)
  • 1.5l. bottle of water

 

  • Mobile Phone
  • ID/Passport
  • Cash
  • Mountaneering Federation License valid for the Pyrenees

 

  • Bathing suit
  • Flip-flops

For the outdoor activity that you plan to be successful it is very important that it accommodates to your level, both physical and technical. Here we present some guidelines so that you can get an idea of what your level is according to the programs we propose. However, we recommend reaching to us so we can help you personally and adapt the program to your conditions.

 

Ski touring & Freeride

 

    TECHNICAL level

  • 1 = Beginner. Never ski toured before. Is a regular ski resort skier that occasionally goes off-piste. Black runs are not a problem for its level.
  • 2 = Starter. Has experienced ski touring, climbing with skins (skinning). Is familiar with all the ski touring gear. Capable of uphill kick turning on not very steep terrain. Knows how to place and use ski crampons. Ski climbs safely through all kinds of snows on a trace. Skies down efficiently on ungroomed terrain, even on steep but wide slopes.
  • 3 = Intermediate. Regular touring skier,  . Trained on the basic techniques of skinning and uphill kick turn. Can change directions on slopes of 35º. Able to place ski crampons and crampons in an autonomous way. Skies down effectively on all kinds of ungroomed terrain and steepness.
  • 4 = Advanced. Masters the technique of skinning on slopes up to 40º - 45º. Moves safely with skins on steep and icy slopes. Basic knowledge of mountaineering, use of crampons and ice axe as well as rope work. Skies down safely on every snow condition and steepness.
  • 5 = Very advanced. Extensive experience in touring and mountaineering ski. Moves effectively changing direction on all kind of terrain, even on exposed places. Very good skier on every snow condition and steep terrain, as well as in exposed passages. Goes frequently on one-day or multi-day ski tours, spending the nights in huts. Familiar using the ice axe and crampons on all types of mountain domain. Knowledge and training on rope work, protection and self-arrest.
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    FITNESS level

  • 1 = Able to ascend 600 meters of elevation gain skinning for 3 hours carrying a light backpack of about 5 kg.
  • 2 = Able to ski tour for 4 or 5 hours overcoming 800 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 5 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 3 = Able to accomplish 5 to 7 hours routes and 1000 meters elevation gain with a backpack of about 7 kg at a 300 meters an hour pace.
  • 4 = Able to succeed on alpine routes of up to 8 hours and 1200 meters of elevation gain with a backpack of about 8 kg at a 400 meters an hour pace.
  • 5 = Able to carry out alpine routes of more than 8 hours long and between 1500 and 2000 meters elevation gain with a 10 kg backpack at a 400 meters an hour pace.

Next Dates :

January to April

Description

The Aiguamog Valley is a really special place. One of its distinctive is that it has sulphurous waters and, therefore, it was traditionally a place frequented by Aranese people to enjoy healing baths. From Salardú, it runs for 8km before reaching Banhs de Tredós, where nowadays we can still experience bathing in hot springs in an absolutely wonderful environment. We will not have anything better to wish for after a fantastic day of mountain skiing than a thermal bath at moonlight surrounded by nature covered on snow and a rest at the fantastic Hotel of Banhs de Tredós.

Another distinguished characteristic is that at the end of the valley we find the “Circ of Colomers”, almost 3000m high peaks that surround hundreds of lakes in an incomparable granitic landscape. If you really want to spend two unforgettable days in the mountains, this is the program, do not hesitate.

LEVELS :

FITNESS
2
TECHNICAL
1

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