Monte Perdido Climber's Log
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|Liba Kopeckova||lovely day|
|ran from Ordessa to the top and back in 9 hrs, including a rest on the top for about 30 min and 2 stops in the refugio (for drinks and late lunch).|
|Posted Aug 2, 2012 8:47 am|
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2012
|My Girlfriend and I took two days to climb Perdido in mid-july. The first day we hiked into Goriz and camped outside the refuge. The second day we took 2h45m to reach the summit from Goriz. The route was clear of snow except on the final ridge. The same day we hiked down to Goriz and out to the parking lot to get the bus. It was an incredible sight and it's my favourite place in the pyrenees.|
|Posted Jul 18, 2012 8:29 pm|
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 1988
|after camping at Lago Helado we climbed the N-face straight above the lake. according to my old notes rated III+, 50°. nice climb|
|Posted Jan 17, 2012 1:04 pm|
|Tomek Lodowy||Corredor de Lago Helado - Normal route from Goriz |
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2011
|I started quite late from Goriz expecting some more convenient weather to come, nice and relatively long route with some slippery rock sections on the way making the whole project more interesting. Unfortunately no views from the summit as it disappeared in running clouds just a few minutes before my final ascent. On the summit, in the cloud up there one yellow-nosed raven met and fed straight from hand with some dried apricots which he loved simply too much... Poor visibility from the highest places totally recompensed in the descent where I was lucky to enjoy absolutely stunning sunset moments with all colours of the world on rocky cliffs of the massif. Marvellous views. Taking pics a bit too long and coming back to Goriz in complete darkness what was not that evident in that rock structure conditions there, luckily experiencing one fall only and enjoying some great encounters in the hut later in the night. Though not truly fit for the big mountains at the time, fully satisfied and happy with that great trip.|
|Posted Sep 6, 2011 4:03 pm|
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010
|Fresh snow on final approach stopped us. Will try NE face early September 2011. has anyone been up that route thsi summer? Snow condition? Is the reported fixed rope in place on the first step?|
|Posted Aug 16, 2011 10:35 am|
|ojo||Ricardo's First |
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2007
|Bad weather the night before in the Albergue in Nerin. Had supper with 2 guys who hadn't been able to make the summit.|
Got the bus to the mirador and walked-in to the Goriz Refuge in about 2 hours, with a very heavy ancient tent. Spent the afternoon people-watching and lazin' around. (Fun watching a group of Japanese ladies doing tai chi exercises to warm-down as they arrived at the hut).
Day of the ascent, it was raining heavily at 06:00h. We stayed in bed until 08:00 when it got slightly better. Left Goríz at 09:00 two hours behind schedule. Now it was sunny.
Easy and fun ascent. No snow whatsoever. Hazy views.
The late start meant we had the summit virtually to ourselves. Got down late. Ricardo still a bit of a novice and slow "downer". Packed up the tent and walked out to the "stop" on the Cuello Arena.
I arrived at the "stop" at 07:55 only to see the bus about 15 minutes ahead of schedule, driving down the windy track. It had left early. Without us!
Only option - walk 3 hours down the track to the car at Nerin. NOT recommended.
Still, a superb-ísimo day, unforgetable.
|Posted Aug 25, 2010 6:19 am|
|PereRamon||My first three-thousandth |
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 1975
|Climbed it along the normal route of the north face. Did it in one day, ascending and descending a difference of level of more than 2000 meters. Was an unforgottable day as it was my first three-thousandth and made me very happy.|
Repeated in August of 1984 from Pineta again.
|Posted Apr 28, 2010 6:02 pm|
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009
|My son and I, together with a Spanish climber/hiker called Jon (where are you today Jon??) took the Balcon / N-E route up Monte Perdido in early August. It was my second attempt, having tried from Refugio Goriz four years earlier in mid-May. This is a far more scenically attractive but harder route than from Goriz. Camped on the Balcon on way up - cloud cleared for a few sweet minutes at the top!|
|Posted Feb 15, 2010 11:46 am|
|EricChu||Monte Perdido, September 1993|
|I went up Monte Perdido the "normal" way from Refugio Goríz. The weather was fairly good on that day and I had a good view to the french Pyrenees, the Lago de Pineta, the Pineta valley and the rounded mountains on the spanish side. As I went back down to the Goríz hut, the sky covered up and the bad weather of the previous days came back.|
|Posted Dec 18, 2009 4:10 pm|
|Mountain_girl||Route from Rif. Goritz |
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2003
|A long but exciting ascent, great views on top. On the way down we joined a group of British hikers who `skied' down on their backpacks on a steep snowfield. It was awesome.|
|Posted Aug 9, 2009 12:29 pm|
|John Climber||Amazing top |
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009
|Climbed with a group (guiding). Good weather, wind near the top, a some snow a the left side of the couloir before the 'escupidera'. This part free of snow.|
Climbed on july, 10th, 2010, with a group of clients. Some clouds in the morning but the day became better and better. Snow from 2.600 meters and a lot of snow round 'Lago helado' and till the top. The 'Escupidera' passes were just free of snow (a small line of rocks started to appear to the right of the climb) and it was possible to go through even without crampons.
|Posted Aug 2, 2009 3:21 pm|
|visentin||failed in April (wind), Ibon Helado|
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2003
|Posted Aug 29, 2008 7:00 am|
|FrançoisJ||Climbed 5 times |
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2003
|Twice by normal route (north face and col du cylindre)|
Also twice by normal route from ordesa and refugio Goriz
normal route from brèche de Roland
First climb august 1983, last climb august 2003(days unknown)
|Posted Jun 23, 2008 12:02 pm|
|DrJonnie||2nd Time Lucky |
Date Climbed: May 12, 2002
|After a failed attempt the previous June with Colin, Ken & I made it from the Goriz refugio via the Lago Helado (normal route). Brilliant clear conditions with frozen snow all the up to the summit from the Lago.|
|Posted Mar 6, 2008 4:31 pm|
|Andino||Normal route |
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2002
|Nice hike up.|
A massive thunder the night before ascending (we had to hurry in the Hut to avoid lightnings). And a final part of the ascent in the fog. A certain atmosphere despite the lack of view and landscape.
|Posted Oct 23, 2006 9:06 am|
|pablo||Route Climbed: Corredor del Lago Helado (Normal Route) |
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2006
|I climbed with my brother Gabi from Goriz Hut. We had a quite exciting time from Lago Helado to the summit going through the famous and dangerous "Escupidera" which was completely covered with clouds/fog.|
We reached the summit at 12h30pm with very poor visibility. We took a hot tea, a picture and hurried back to celebrate our first 3000m.
See for more details Trip Report: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/189484/Monte-Perdido-Lost-Mountain-Our-first-3000m.html
|Posted Apr 10, 2006 12:15 am|
|menestras||Route climbed:Corredor del Lago Helado - Normal Route |
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2001
|Monte Perdido was the first 3000 of the Pyrenees for me.We slept on a little shelter next to the "cola de caballo",started walking early and reached the summit at about 2 p.m. We climbed the normal route.|
|Posted Mar 3, 2006 12:39 am|
|Greg Garrard||Route Climbed: Normal route via the Corredor del Lago Helado Date Climbed: 13 September 1997|
|I climbed this mountain as a member of 'Pyrenean Ram', a 15 man British Army Expedition hiking in France and Spain. The weather was foul, with visibility down to less than twenty feet. We summited, then attemped a descent down to the town of Bielsa, in Spain. Due to a team member injury, we took longer than expected, ran out of daylight, and had to camp on the side of the mountain. Woke up the next morning and made the descent down to Bielsa. The weather had cleared up, so we got a spectacular view of the mountain. Great hike, just pity about the weather.|
|Posted Nov 14, 2005 2:06 pm|
|Krisis||Route Climbed: Northface via Collado de Marboré Date Climbed: 23 September 2004|
|We took off in beautiful weather (though with quite a lot of wind) from the surroundings of Lago de Marboré. The path is quite easy and there's only a few parts where you need to climb a little. On the glacier we decided to take the route via Collado de Marboré from where we had a splendid view over the Ordesa Valley. On our way down to the Lago Helado the weather suddenly changed dramatically and for the last hour we climbed in clouds through storm and rain. It was a great climb, but the view from the summit of Monte Perdido(approx. 1,5 meters:) was not as good as we had hoped for.|
|Posted Jun 20, 2005 9:00 am|
|Krisis||Route Climbed: SW via Góriz Hut & Lago Helado Date Climbed: 17 September 2001|
|I climbed Monte Perdido the first time with a good friend during a six-day Ordesa hike. Started off from our camp, a few hundred meters above the Góriz hut in stormy miserable weather. Not a difficult route but the weather made it pretty tough. We were lucky to climb out of the clouds close to the summit so that we still had a nice view from there. People before us had been so nice to build a windshield out of rocks so that we managed to make us some coffee on the top. We hurried down to Pradera de Ordesa in the afternoon, picking up the tent underway, to take the bus to Torla, where we celebrated our first ascent of a 'summit of name'.|
|Posted Jun 10, 2005 11:06 am|