Great days hike from Hospice De France via Port De Venasque, returned same way,
On the day afrer climbing Perdiguero, fancied a shorter route. Lovely half day trip, up and down in under 4 hours, with superb views of the Maladeta massif.
one day after Aneto
The views to Maladeta massif from the summit are impressive
Climbed more than 25 years ago with my father and brother....
From a literal point of view we didn't set foot on the highest point, but we were within a few metres, our altimeter said 2715m. We were in total whiteout and reached the summit ridge just after two Spanish mountaineers. In a discussion with them, we agreed that the cornices between our high point and the summit were too dangerous to cross.
Update: Made the top on June 14th 2010. Cornice was there but visibility good so Ken, Peter and I arrived there safely at 11:43am.
After the very long climb of Perdiguero-Crabioules of the day before we searched a short climb in the area of Benasque. This peak it's a very good option with a normal route of 2 hours and the landscape in the summit it's great with views of Aneto-Maladeta, Perdiguero, Posets,... really a perfect week-end!
Very advisable peak for all the people in summer and the experts in winter (warning: cornises frequents!)