A WEEK WITH SNOWSHOES
Five days with a lot of fun! Enjoy a different kind of week learning and progressing with snowshoes. Start with easy (and at the same time incredible) hikes and complete the fifth day with one of the 3000s of the massif that has nothing to envy to the best known.
Lots to explore, lots to discover and lots to enjoy! Find a different way to move through the snow, snowshoeing may be the sport that catches your fancy.
What do we offer you?
Day 1: Sierra de Chía: viewpoint of the three valleys
- Maximum altitude: 2.515 m
- Slope: ±800 m
- One of the interior mountain ranges of the Pyrenees, 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: Ardonés Valley and Castanesa Peak
- Maximum altitude: 2.861 m
- Slope: ±1000 m
- One of the peaks with the best view 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 it honors its height and its slopes give options for all levels to progress with snowshoes, with a descent of more than 1000 meters.
Day 3: Hospital de Benasque and Sacroux Peak
- Maximum elevation: 2.678 m
- Slope: ±925 m
- Physical border with France, the Sacoux peak has the beauty of a varied ascent, black pine forest, open slopes, frozen lakes and panoramic view of the Maladetas massif in the foreground, the Benasque Valley and the Luchon Valley (France), the contrast of both slopes makes it especially striking.
Day 4: from Llanos del Hospital to the Maladetas Glacier
- Maximum elevation: 3.000 m
- Slope: 1240 m+ y 900 m-
- One of the few glaciers that remain today 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 and Aranese Pyrenees spectacular, in addition to the spectacular Maladeta Peak that watches over it from the verticality of its name.
- Overnight stay at La Renclusa refuge.
Day 5: from La Renclusa refuge to Diente de Alba
- Maximum altitude: 3.120 m
- Slope: 980 m+ y 1370 m-
- One of the easternmost 3000 of the massif, next to Pico de Alba. Its ascent has nothing to envy to the highest ones, as it is magnified by the black pine forest through which we will make much of the descent, being the most technical ascent of the week, in the final part. It will be the reward for a technical and physical progression with the snowshoes. Its arrival to the summit is a small climb on rock or mixed with a reduced space for the final photo. A peak in every sense of the word.
What will you need?
- Minimum 30l backpack
- Winter activity clothing
- Lining or primalof
- GORE-TEX jacket and trousers
- Gloves (thin and thick)
- Sun cream
- Semi-rigid boots
- Walking sticks
- Water and food for 10-12 h.
- Sleeping bag (refuge)
- Headlamp and spare batteries
We provide you with…
- Ice axes
PRICES (TVA include)
1-2 persons: 1595 €
3-4 persons: 610 €/person
5 persons or more: 465 €/person
THE PRICE INCLUDE:
- Certified guide
- Insurance of the activity and RC
- Security material (harness, rope, ARVA, shovel, probe)
- Progression material (ice axe, crampons, snowshoes, poles)