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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 42.91897°N / 0.50503°W

Object Title: Sesques

Activities: Mountaineering

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 8550 ft / 2606 m


Page By: Rafa Bartolome

Created/Edited: Jul 6, 2011 / Jul 9, 2011

Object ID: 726633

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Massif of Sesques

Sesques is an important massif at North of Somport and Portalet, with a main summit very far of the deep valleys. The Pic de Sesques or L'Escarpu (2,606m) is the highest point of the massif but it’s not a very popular climb because the trailheads are below 1,000m high and the routes are long. In this case the summit is presided by an antenna but the routes are prettier than the summit with green valleys and nice lakes. In spite of it the landscape from the summit is very wide.

You have two options to climb Sesques from Bitet and it’s advisable to use one to ascent and the other one to descent. I don’t know that’s better, I think it’s not very important the election because you can visit the nice Lac d’Isabe, in the ascent or in the descent.

Getting There

The forest track of Bitet is between Gabas and Eaux-Chaudes in the road D-934 at North of Portalet.

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Red Tape

The forest track is not always in good conditions and it's only open from june.


You have a lot of posibilities in Spanish or French side. I show only a few of it.

Refuges / Lodges:
-Chalet-Refuge du CAF (Gabas)

-Camping des Gaves (Laruns).
-More Campings Laruns/Ossau: list

-Hotels and restaurants in Laruns's area: list

External Links

mendikat.net, it's my page in Spanish about the peak.
Nire Mendiak: Sesques, it's a very interesting description with images (Text in Spanish).
Pirineos3000: Sesques, more pictures, text in Spanish.
vallee-ossau information (French).
petit train d'Artouste the small train to Lake of Artouste.


Montagnon d\'IseyeCrête de SesquesSesquesCrête de SesquesPic de la Tenèbre (2,344m)Sérous & Capéran de SesquesPic de Sesques
SesquesSoum de MoundautPic de la Tenèbre (2,344m)Lac d\'Isabe y Pic de la TenèbreFinal ridge of sesquesSesquesPic d\'Isabe
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