SKIMO: 1 WEEK BASIC PROGRAM
Enter a new way to enjoy the mountains in winter. The white Pyrenees beneath your feet are waiting for you. Take advantage of the continuity in learning to advance firmly in your skills. Discover in five days the basics of ski touring, through routes that gradually increase their technique and difficulty. Learn how to progress on untreated snow, the different techniques of ascent and descent. Discover the safety tools and their protocol (ARVA, SHOVEL and PROBE), essential in the snowy mountain.
What do we offer you?
Day 1: Sierra de Chía (2.515 m): 3 Valleys Viewpoint
- Slope: ±800 m
- One of the interior mountain ranges of the Pyrenees, made of limestone displaced from the massif of Monte Perdido, with wide, medium and easy slopes. The panoramic view over the whole Benasque Valley is unique, as well as the Gistain Valley and the Cotiella area.
Day 2: Ardones Valley and Castanesa Peak (2.861 m)
- Slope: ±1100 m
- One of the peaks with the best views of the south face of the Maladetas Aneto massif. In addition to having a panoramic view of the Benasque Valley and Castanesa unique for its location. Without being a 3000 honors its height and its slopes give options for all levels of ski mountaineering, with a descent of over 1000 meters.
Day 3: Sacroux Peak (2.678 m)
- Slope: ±925 m
- Physical border with France, the Sacoux has the beauty of a varied ascent, black pine forest, open slopes, frozen lakes and panoramic view, the Maladetas massif in the foreground and the Benasque Valley and the Luchon valley (France), the contrast of both sides makes it especially striking.
Day 4: Maladetas Glacier (3.000 m)
- Slope: 1240 m+ y 900 m-
- One of the few remaining homogeneous glaciers in the Pyrenees. Due to its height and orientation, it is perhaps one of the places with the best snow quality during most of the winter and spring. Its physical situation makes the landscape of the French Pyrenees and Aranes spectacular, as well as the spectacular Maladeta Peak that watches over it from the verticality of its name. The amplitude of the slopes makes it a medium-easy level.
- We will sleep in the La Renclusa Refuge to link with the summit the next day.
Day 5: Diente de Alba (3120 m)
- Slope: 980 m+ y 1370 m-
- Uno de los 3 mil más oriental del macizo, junto al Pico de alba. Su ascensión no tiene nada que envidiar a los más altos, pues se engrandece con el bosque de pino negro por el que haremos gran parte del descenso, siendo el ascenso más técnico de la semana, en la parte final. Sera el premio a una progresión en técnica y física sobre los esquís de montaña Su llegada a cima es una pequeña trepada en roca o mixto con un espacio reducido para la foto final. Un pico en toda regla.
What will you need?
- Backpack minimum 30l
- Skimo clothing
- Gloves (thin and thick)
- Mountaineering skis
- Sun cream
- Water and food for 8 h.
- Sleeping bag (refuge)
- Headlamp and spare batteries
- Ice axe
We provide you with…
PRICES (VAT include)
1-2 persons: 1595 €
3-4 persons: 615 €/person
5-6 persons: 465 €/person
THE PRICE INCLUDE:
- Certified guide
- Insurance of the activity and RC
- 1 night at La Renclusa refuge with half board
- Security material (ARVA, shovel, probe, harness and rope)