A few of peaks of this area are very interesting in winter because they’re no harder climbing with skies or snowshoes. The four most popular are Cuyalaret (2,291m), Anéou (2,364m), Peña Blanca (2,365m) and Pico Canal Roya (2.231m). Obviously you need also crampons and ice-axe for final ramps in cold days. On summer they’re easy green hills surrounded for nice rocky ridges and nice aiguilles walking-up without difficulties enjoying of the great sights of the area.
Getting ThereYou have two possible routes:
-in winter the most advisable is from Cabane de l’Araille 1km at N. of Portalet entering across North face using the saddle with Peña Blanca. It’s the normal route in all the seasons. (trailhead C in google map)
-in summer you have another possibility from Col du Portalet across the saddle with Cuyalaret. In this case the access to summit is crossing a hard slope in West face (dangerous with rain or snow). (trailhead B in google map)
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Red TapeAt South of Portalet is the ski-resort of Formigal with a lot of people and skiers in some months of winter when it's open.
External Links-Formigal, ski-resort at South of Col de Portalet.
-Sallent de Gallego, important village at South of Portalet.
-Turismo Alto Gallego, the Spanish area.