Because we have climbed Aratz in other ocasions we didn't climbed it from Araia. We left the route under the west face following to Imeleku, Allaitz, Allaitz Txiki, Umandia, and Aizbel. We returned to Araia across the track of the antenna of Azparri.
I climbed alone in a winter day with beautiful images with a lot of snow. The wind was strong on the summit and the day was cloudy but it was very interesting. In the last meters to the summit it was necessary the use of crampons in the steepy ramp with snow.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe