THE ANETO IN 2 DAYS

Day 1 :

Meeting at Benasque (1138m) - Llanos del Hospital (1750m) -Tubos de Paderna - Pico Paderna (2628m) - Renclusa Hut (2140m)

Duration : 4-5h

Elevation gain/loss : + 878m / - 488m

 

Short and easy ascent to Pico Paderna that will allow a good acclimatization to face the Aneto the day after. However, the views and scene will meet the expectations.

 

Day 2 :

Renclusa Hut (2140m) - Portillón Superior (2908m) - Aneto Glacier - Coronas Ridge (3198m) – Paso de Mahoma - Aneto Summit (3404m) – Plan de Aigualluts (2074m) - La Besurta (1900m) - Llanos del Hospital (1750m)

Duration : 8-9h

Elevation gain/loss : + 1264m / - 1654m

 

Will crown the Aneto by the classic route to then take maximum pleasure in the long descent. We will ski down by the impressive and well-known chasm of Aigualluts to continue the descent to Besurta and Llanos del Hospital.

Included:

  • 2 day UIAGM/AEGM mountain guide services
  • Advices prior the start
  • Security equipment for the whole group
  • Reservations management assistance
  • 1 night half board stay at Renclusa Hut for both assistant/s and guide/s

 

Not included:

  • Snacks and drinks during the day of both assistant/s and guide/s
  • Assistant/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
  • Snow shovel
  • Probe 240cm
  • DVA (charged batteries)
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons

 

  • 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

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 :

February to May

Description

The Aneto is often described, or even constantly, as the highest peak of the Pyrenees. What we sometimes forget is everything around it that makes it so exclusive. It is located in the “Macizo de la Maladeta”, where the largest cumulation of summits over three thousand meters high is found, 106 in total. Situated in the beautiful Benasque Valley (Huesca), it is part of the “Parque Natural Posets-Maladeta”, protected area, hence its great beauty and interest. On its North face is the most extensive glacier of all the Pyrenees that in contrast to its granitic nature well shown at its top explain his striking appearance.

The eye-catching scenery makes the long ascent much more enjoyable plus the stunning views from the summit will make the effort well deserved. In addition, the over 1200m constant descent is considered one of the best of the whole mountain range.

LEVELS :

FITNESS
3
TECHNICAL
3

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