Pico de los Monjes / Pic des Moines Climber's Log

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ChristianRodriguez - Mar 14, 2011 10:09 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2011

Awesome views  Sucess!

Very nice winter experience, lot of snow and ice, and almost time with a beauty sunny day, fascinating views of Midi d'Ossau. At the summit many dark clouds coming so we descent quickly, while returning over the Ibon del Escalar area the sky turns completed dark, strong winds coming and the cold feeling was great. For us was a great trip using crompons and/or snow rackets. But many people looking for problems everyday, we find a couple of turist using normal shoes, and jeans pants... they were very frightened, cold and clothes totally wet. We try to bring them help but they refuse it all time with angry behavior.

ojo - Aug 23, 2010 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Mist over los Monjes.  Sucess!

Arriving at 9am in Astun in thick mist, we weren't very hopeful. But what might have been a wasted day was saved by Pico de los Monjes. .......................The weather has been so crazy this year. The guy in the bar later told us that it had registered 0ºC at 9am a few mornings before. Astun is at 1,700m - but in mid-August?!
We did Punta L'Escalar at the same time.


eza - Aug 7, 2007 9:33 am

Re: El retorno

No se merecen, disfruté como no lo había hecho en bastante tiempo...

cpanizo - Aug 7, 2007 6:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

El retorno

Después de ¿5 años? sin hacer ninguna cima de los Pirineos he vuelto. Mucho mejor tolerado de lo que esperaba. Gracias, Enrique, por hacer de guía.


eza - Aug 6, 2007 9:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

What a day!  Sucess!

Enjoyed a wonderful summer day together with two of my best friends, and we summited Pico de los Monjes and nearby Pico del Escalar


Lobelia - Sep 30, 2004 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: Astún. Ibón del Escalar. Date Climbed: 13 January 2003.  Sucess!

It was a very nice climb in a winter day with snow an fog at the summit. Lobelia.


eza - Nov 26, 2003 9:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2003

Finally on the summit  Sucess!

Finally made it to the top, in a beautiful sunny day after a couple of attempts in lousy weather. I absolutely agree with Rafa, climbing Midi d' Ossau can become an obsession after seeing it from the Pico de los Monjes.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Nov 25, 2003 11:08 am

Route Climbed: Astún-Pico Astún-Pic des Moines Date Climbed: 11 oct 2003  Sucess!

After 2 years I returned to this mount in a sunny day to enjoy the landscape, specially of the vision of the Midi d'Ossau that is majestic from here. I was thinking 2 years ago when I contemplated the Midi from the top that some day would raise this grand mass. I warn you that if you raise the Pic des Moines you was obsessed in climb the Midi d'Ossau some day with what it bears (for more information consult SP's web page on this mount before you passes at least for the mind to raise it without rope, harness...).

Spanish: Después de 2 años volví a este monte en un día soleado para disfrutar del paisaje, especialmente de la visión del Midi d'Ossau que es majestuosa desde aquí. Poco pensaba hace 2 años cuando contemplé el Midi desde la cima que algún día subiría esa grandiosa mole. Os advierto que si subís al Pic des Moines acabareis obsesionados con ascender el Midi d'Ossau algún día con lo que ello conlleva (para más información consultad la página web de SP sobre dicho monte antes de que se os pase siquiera por la mente subirlo sin cuerda, arnés,...).

Rafa Bartolomé

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Nov 25, 2003 10:53 am

Route Climbed: Ibón del Escalar Date Climbed: 15th august 2001  Sucess!

Fast ascension to this flirtatious mount with nice views of the ibón and of the Midi d'Ossau and great storm in the decrease.

Rápida ascensión a este coqueto monte con bonitas vistas del ibón y del Midi d'Ossau y gran tormenta en el descenso.

Rafa Bartolomé

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