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John ClimberGuiding up to the top of the Pyrenees  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007

John Climber

Doctor Ulloa, almost finishing his project of the 17 tops (climbing the highest summits of each of the 17 Spanish Autonomous Communities / Regions) asked me to guide him to the top of the Pyrenees, the highest summit of Aragón region. Intersesting for being what it is: the roof of the range, and beautiful for having one of the last glaciers of Spain. Not very quiet weather on ascend but, surprisingly getting better in the afternoon. 'Paso de Mahoma' was an easy boulder-work at 3400 m. The people of Renclusa hut (Antonio and his team) were very friendly and helpful with us.

August, 1st 2009...climbed again guiding a team of 4 men. Good conditions and clear day.

July, 7th 2010: Climbed again guiding a groep of 3 people. Very good conditions of snow (from 2.500 meters all and all the way up to the top! except by the Portillon Superior). Clear weather and no wind. "Paso de Mahoma" was snow-free.

June, 25th, 2011: climbed again (giding) over the normal route. Snow from the 2.500 m (except some small sections), and Paso de Mahoma free of snow. At least 250 climbers on this hot hot day.
Posted Sep 12, 2007 9:41 am

Trevor CardNormal Route - Portillon Superior  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Trevor Card

A slog over the big boulders after the Portillon Superior
Posted Jul 18, 2007 7:31 am

igneouscarlVia Coronas lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007


Via coronas lakes with 2 friends on a misty day. Crampons would have been nice (or at least some sturdier boots) for the glacier, but the rope wasn't needed. I guess that if there was wind on the final ridge it would have been usefull.

Views cleared on summit - perfect climbing. Whats up with the helicopter hovering around the summit?
Posted Jul 18, 2007 4:24 am

Angel PobilEstasen Couloir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006

Angel Pobil

Solo Climb via Estasen Couloir. I took the south approach via the Coronas lakes and bivouac at the Ibon medio de Coronas. Snow at the couloir was in perfect condition. Not a difficult route but the right gear should be used: a second ice axe helps a lot, as well as a helmet (at least for the ice chunks that fell down from time to time).
Posted May 28, 2007 7:43 pm

kabernicolaSeveral routes  Sucess!


My first high mountain when I was 17 in 1984. We climbed up by Coronas glacier. Then in 2004 I climbed the same route with my wife, incredible the lose of ice in this "glacier"!!!.
I've done it by the north ridge too in solo during winter time, very hard.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 5:35 pm

Joker Vkgood climb  Sucess!

Joker Vk

I gone with my girlfrind and we doit a climb for the Barrancs wall even glacier
Posted Jan 24, 2007 4:23 pm

pabloAneto - normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


My brother Gabi and me started from La Besurta at 4h30am and reached the Aneto's summit at 9h30am. Passage of Mahoma was done without rope and with decisiveness. We were back in La Besurta at 13h20pm. Weather was excellent during all the adventure. We celebrated with Suso in Benasque this excellent climb. Our second 3000m.

See more details in Trip Report: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/200665/Aneto-Peak-The-Highest-in-Pyrinees.html
Posted Jun 12, 2006 11:10 pm

Rafa BartolomeCorredor Estasen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

Rafa Bartolome

spectacullar route to climb this peak far of the rest of the people. The coulouir Estasen it's probably one of the most beautifull routes of the area. The impressive view of the ridge of Aiguilles of Llosás and the south face of Aneto over the great coulouir is wonderfull.
A day difficult to forget...
Posted Jun 4, 2006 7:20 pm

Greg GarrardRoute Climbed: Normal route via the glacier. Date Climbed: 18 September 1997  Sucess!

Greg Garrard

I climbed Pico Aneto as a member of 'Pyrenean Ram', a 15 man British Army expedition hiking through the Pyrenees. It was a fantastic climb. We left Benasque in the early hours of the morning, and started the ascent. We arrived somewhere around midday, with a spectacular view as a reward. As we started up the glacier, we looked up and saw two guys parachute off the top, and within about 15 minutes, they had arrived at the base of the mountain. They were watched by all on the mountain side with much envy! Thanks, JT, for all your inspiration and leadership, and the chance to be part of an awesome team.
Posted Nov 14, 2005 8:33 pm

urbanauticRoute Climbed: normal (from ref.Renclusa) Date Climbed: 30.July 2005  Sucess!
The worst part was the middle section between Portion Sup. and the beginning of snow. Long part of big blocks of rock where you must look for right way all the time. I found the glacier much smaller than 1996, when I visited this area for the first time.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 5:58 am

Thomas GurviezRoute Climbed: maldito ridge Date Climbed: 19 july 2005

Thomas Gurviez

cross of the maldito ridge (punta astorg, del medio) after a bivouac under the maladeta glacier. very nice ridge, rock is awful between the glacier and the first summit (punta astorg), 1 rappel of 15 meters at the middle
Posted Jul 26, 2005 9:33 am

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Salenques-Tempestades Ridge - Date Climbed: June 30th to July 1st.
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2005


A beautiful climbing experience. We bivi just before the first tower. A recomended one.

MORE INFO (Sorry only in Spanish)
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:25 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Normal Portillon Superior (Guiding) Date Climbed: June 4th. 2005  Sucess!


Bad weather. Busy day !
Posted Jul 13, 2005 2:18 pm

KrisisRoute Climbed: Normal route from La Renclusa via Portillions, glaciar etc. Date Climbed: 19 September 2004  Sucess!
A beautiful day to climb Aneto. We started off from La Renclusa where we left our unnessecary luggage. By the time we reached Portillion Inferior we were above the clouds. But that didn't keep us from taking the wrong direction and so we walked a bit lower on the wrong side of the ridge to the bottom of the Glaciar. This was our first glaciar but it wasn't too hard. Promised myself better crampons for future glaciars, though. The Mahoma-pas wasn't difficult at all, unlike what we had read in advance. We were lucky to be the only ones on the summit of Aneto. A great feeling to stand on the highest peak of the Pyrenees. The view was beautiful even though most of the mountains were cloud-covered. We stayed at the summit too long, so that we arrived at Renclusa in the dark.
Posted Jun 20, 2005 9:23 am

darklyghtRoute Climbed: North East Date Climbed: December 2003


I were in Benasque for a winter climb in Aneto, but after we start our way up it starts snowing and the route was it very deep snow, the sky with dark clouds and lots of fog. So we reach the renclusa hut at 2100 m and the next morning returned to Benasque.
Posted Mar 29, 2005 8:49 am

Thomas GurviezRoute Climbed: corredor Estasen Date Climbed: 07 june 2004  Sucess!

Thomas Gurviez

Beautiful day, good icy snow on the morning

We've met more ski-hikers than climbers, snow began at around 2000 m. on north slopes
Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:03 am

LobeliaRoute Climbed: Portillón Superior Date Climbed: 25 July 1998  Sucess!


Fué mi primer tresmil. No hice el paso de Mahoma, había mucha gente y tuve miedo. Fuimos los últimos en abandonar la cima. Pasamos el glaciar sin crampones ni piolet. Eran los tiempos de inconsciencia montañera.........
Posted Sep 2, 2004 4:17 pm

kmjonesRoute Climbed: Portillon Superior (normal route) Date Climbed: 27th August 2004  Sucess!
Good route in good weather, basically very easy - the narrow rock ridge at the top adds some interest and character to the route, but it's straightforward easy scrambling; nothing to worry about though I saw at least one pair roped up for it. The "glacier" seemed more like a very big snowfield, also it was getting a bit scabby with bald ice at the earlier part of the route across it (the track went above and round that part). it adds a "big mountain" feel to the route, though, and looks good. We found the descent quite a pain, a long plod down through broken rock, picking your way all the time and hard work on the knees. On a practical level, we parked at the Hospital de Benasque and found there were frequent buses to the Plan de Besurta, also the Renclusa hut was nice but very busy. There were people camping close by; this seems to be tolerated so long as the tents are put up late in the evening and taken down before you go out (up) for the day. The main start from the hut was around 6am, quite late for this sort of thing, and we met some people plodding up through the softening snow who must have started much later, presumably from the valley. Not sure I'd recommend that. Overall good and worthwhile but you've been warned about the descent.
Posted Aug 31, 2004 8:31 am

Rafa BartolomeRoute Climbed: Portillón superior-Normal Date Climbed: 26th june 2004  Sucess!

Rafa Bartolome

At last in the summit. A team of three starting at 6:20 am in the Llanos de Besurta and after 4 h finally we reach the summit of Aneto after surpassing to a large quantity of people. Only there was 10-15 persons waiting in the bridge of Mahoma, but more than 150 near the top (and I've see many more climbing while I descent). A tedious wait for the descent of the bridge. Many persons climbing this day without adequate material neither prepararion , ...I don't like the environment and the overcrowding but the mountain does not have the fault and continues being beautiful. Probably I will delay many years in returning. I think that this great mountain itself does not deserve to be visited by so many tourists without experience but it's due to being the "Everest" of the Pyrenees. The mountaineers that seek the tranquility in the mountains should never climbing this mountain in summer to be not that they have a lot of patience (or you must start to climb in the night).

In spite of all I am very happy for having been in the highest point of the Pyrenees that I love so much .
Posted Jun 26, 2004 2:54 pm

ezaRoute Climbed: Portillón Superior, Normal Date Climbed: 14th may 2004


rbartolome has already said about everything. A really tough day rewarded by incredible sights and unforgettable photographs. Though rbartolome made it to the Portillón Superior, I withdrew from about 2300 meters altitude. Maybe some other time...
Posted May 17, 2004 9:07 am

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