Really nice hike, two days hiking from Isaba (Spain) to Lescun (France) climbing both peaks: Mesa de los Tres Reyes & Anie.
A great mountain.
A sunny and hot day.
Incredibles views to "Agujas de Ansabere"
Spectacular day in La Mesa. Normal route from Linza to col W de La Mesa and climb across the west ridge (F.sup.). Snow only in a few of sections to reach the Col W of La Mesa in good conditions with sun.
Me and two mates went up to La Mesa by the 'normal' route from Linza, but we started from the Small metallic hut of the Hoya de la Solana. It took us about two hours to reach the summit (walking not very hard) ascending over the West ridge. Good weather. Not to much wind. Freezing at the top. Not too much snow. Snowshoes or skiing was not necessary as long as not walking out of the path.
Descend over the Western ridge towards Budogia Peak, with a delicated section to reach the Budogia rocky block from the West Col of La Mesa.
Spectacullar day in the nice ridge W., the best itinerary to reach the summit of La Mesa across the peak Budogia and an easy rock-climb (I+, F.sup.) to descent to the col west of La Mesa.
My first winter climb to my loved Mesa de los Tres Reyes. Very hard day with fog (as usual). The snow was very hard and the use of crampons was very necessary. In the last section in the col of La Mesa the walk in south face to reach the easy rock-climb of F+ was very dangerous (exposed, a lot of snow) and for this reason the best option was the west ridge with a rock-climb of PD- (II-) with one exposed step-crossing to reach the narrow summit.
I'll return to see the lanscape in the summit another day!
After 1 year we've returned to this route of Lac de Lhurs with some views (no fog). After a very complicated slope of snow (60º in two places) with the fall of one person for the snow (painfull but not vital risk),...we reach the col of Lhurs with a nice view of La Mesa. Finnally we climb the forgotten and far PeneBlanque (2385m) before a dangerous descent to the lake. I was taken pictures for the illustration of this route.
I enyoyed very much in this mountain, the highest in the Navarra's Pirineos
We were both young rookies without anything like a mountain experience, and got LOST in the hottest day of that summer. Out of water, out of strength, out of almost everything. It was the beginning of our love-hate relationship with the Mesa de los Tres Reyes
Very bad and hard day with rain and fog and a lot of snow. After the Lake of Lhurs the fog surrond us and don't see the peaks and the correct channel to reach the col. After a dangerous step-crossing with crampons and ice-axe, we desist at 2300 meters in a very complicated place near the col of La Table with fog. In my first visit of this route I have not been lucky but is a nice place. The little Lac de Lhurs is a quiet and beautiful place. I'll try another day in this route (I hope with sun).
I climbed Mesa de los Tres Reyes with 3 of the 6 mates that would come to Mont Blanc the next month: my father, my younger brother and his wife. We started at Refugio de Linza after having past the night in it. There were many people in the whole route but we could reach the top after crossing those big limestone fields. It was a long hike in a sunny day so the next day we climbed Chinebral de Gamueta, another 2,000er in the area.
Finally reached the highest mountain of my region, after pursuing it for over ten years. Not that it stopped to be unlucky for me... dense fog and no views at all. Will have to get back there to take some photographs.
A hard and long day with a lot of fog but La Mesa is great! (very special for the people of Navarra).