The Pyrenees National Park is one of the six national parks in France. It stretches for 100 km and runs along the French-Spanish border. The highest peak in the park measures 3404 m high Pico de Aneto. It is also distinguished by considerable diversity, as some of the peaks in the park are limestone, some are conglomerate, and most are granite. Due to the harsher climate and older rocks, the peaks are not sharp, it is quite flat and smoothed by abundant rainfall, among them stretch long valleys full of granite boulders and lakes: the park has 230 high-altitude lakes. The area also has beautiful spruce forests and glacial waterfalls.
PYRENEES SKI TOURING
The Pyrenees ski touring is combination Mediterranean flair and peaks up to over 3,000 m, Spanish hospitality and local culinary specialties. We will spend this ski touring week in two regions. The first three days in a high valley in northern Catalonia around the town of La Vall de Boi. And then we continue north-west to Benasque, where we will climb the highest peak of the Pyrenees, the 3,404m high Pico Aneto.
The Pico de Aneto is very popular as a ski tour because it is the highest peak in the Pyrenees. But it is the high-altitude ski tour wich leads over moderately steep slopes and finally over an exposed rock ridge to the sumit. The last few meters to the summit over the rock ridge (II) make the tour an alpine adventure. And the ski descent over the wide, never-ending slopes on the northeast side is unique!
If, after the first days of skiing, the ascent of Pico Aneto proves to be too demanding for us, we have great alternatives here. There are many ski peaks with an altitude of about 3000 m around us.