Mountains of Freedom

Paths with history
Paths with history

High Pyrenees and Ariège

June September

Paths with history

Te presentamos un trekking de cinco días por el Pyrenees en un emocionante recorrido entre el Parque Natural del Alt Pirineu in the Pallars Sobirà in Catalonia y del Parque Natural Regional de los Pirineos Ariégeoises in France.

Un trekking entre refugios con paisajes y naturaleza maravillosa y con una emotiva historia. Estos caminos fueron recorridos por los judíos en su huida del holocausto y por los republicanos españoles. Una historia dramática y humana que también en muchos casos les libró de una muerte segura en su escapada hacia la Vida.

Desde siempre, the Collados del Pallars han sido un punto de paso desde ambos lados de la frontera. Desde el paso de rebaños en busca de los mejores pastos estivales, a proveerse de azúcar , harina u otros alimentos, ir a la búsqueda de un trabajo temporal o el más trágico en la evasión por un conflicto bélico.

Un emocionantes viaje por para enlazar los cuatro refugios de la zona: he camping Bordes de Graus, Certascan, Le Presbytère y la Escolanía.

Destiny:

High Pyrenees and Ariège

In the map:

Summary Program

Day 1. Camping Bordes de Graus a Refugi de Certascan

Distance 12,5 km Elevation +1570 m Desnivel -670 m Estimated time 6 hours

Day 2. Refugi de Certascan-Le Presbytère, Aulús les Bains

Distance 16,9 km Elevation +550 m Desnivel -2020m Tiempo estimado 8:30 hours

Day 3. Le Presbytère-l’Escolan (Bidous, Ustou)

Distancia 16km Desnivel +950 m Desnivel -940m Tiempo estimado 5:30 hours

Day 4. L’Escolan-Camping Bordes de Graus

Distancia 17km Desnivel +1620 m Desnivel -1025m Tiempo estimado 7:30 hours

Detailed Program

Prices

525€
Grupo de 4 a 10 people
590€
Grupo de 3 people

Our Prices Include:

Mountain guide throughout the day
Accident insurance
3 nights in mountain huts / gites in MP
1 noche de llegada en Camping Bordes de Graus en AD
Gestion of reservs

Our Prices Do Not Include:

Transport (consult the option of sharing travel expenses with other participants who travel from your area).
Lunches. They are made in the mountains by means of a sandwich, picnic, etc (option to buy at the refuge.
Drinks not included in the dinner menu.
Showers if they are paid
Arrival night and night after finishing the trek (can be managed if you wish).

More information

Necessary material

It is important to carry little weight in the backpack to walk comfortably, so it is recommended to bring only the essential material and clothing. Every day you can wash some clothes by hand and also do not have to carry food. We will inform you so that the backpack does not weigh more than 6-10 kilos.

  • Backpack (between 25-35 liters).
  • Trekking boots or mountain shoes (we recommend not wearing running shoes in the mountains).
  • Technical clothing:
    • Lightweight trekking shorts and long pants.
    • Thermal T-Shirt (first layer). A spare.
    • Polar lining the similar (second cover).
    • Lightweight and fine feather or primaloft jacket.
    • Gore-Tex type jacket (third layer).
    • Sun hat.
    • Sunglasses.
  • Frontal (spare batteries).
  • Sack sheet and very small light towel.
  • Minimum Camelback water bottle or water bag 1 liter.
  • First aid kit and personal toiletry bag.
  • Sun cream and lip protection.
  • Photo camera.
  • Telescopic poles.

Dates flexibility

We always propose several departures with various dates but we also adapt the trips to your availability. Therefore, Do not hesitate to contact us if the dates do not suit you and we will schedule an outing for you.

Transportation to the area where the trekking takes place

If you want to share transportation from the area where you reside, when you make the reservation and send us your information, you can indicate your availability. You will have to allow us in writing to share your name and telephone number with other participants who reside in your area and who are also willing to agree.

Accommodation the night before and the final night after finishing the trek

We can manage it for you if you wish.

Meeting time and place

Between 10 a 5 days before the start of the trip we will send you information on the meeting place and time as well as the name and telephone number of the guide who will accompany the group. We will also send more useful information that will facilitate the final preparations.

Backpack during trekking

It is important to carry little weight in the backpack to walk comfortably, so it is recommended to bring only the essential material and clothing. Every day you can wash some clothes by hand and also do not have to carry food. We will inform you so that the backpack does not weigh more than 6-8 kilos.

Shelters

It is recommended to travel with very little attack food since you can buy in the shelters you pass through.

It is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag but a silk or cotton sheet bag. Important to note that it is not a bag, It is a very light sack-shaped sheet that, when stored in its cover, does not occupy more than the fist of one hand. It is not cold in the shelters and they provide us with blankets.

There are slippers so it is not necessary to carry extra shoes.

Another questions

The selection of the itineraries may be subject to changes due to meteorological reasons or for any other reason that makes the route unsafe. In that case the travel guide will look for the best of the possible alternatives.

Once the trip has started, any change to the itinerary outside of Muntaneu (for example, meteorological causes) that generates an unbudgeted expense will be assumed by the participants.

Activity insurance

Activity has accident and rescue insurance included, but without any doubt, we recommend a travel insurance and if you also hire "with cancellation”Will have a more complete coverage. You can hire the travel insurance for the period of time that the activity or the annual insurance (start date the day you decide) that will cover you not only the activity you do with Muntaneu but also many other sports activities you do during the year.

With cancellation, if you or a family member has any mishap before or during the activity, You will have the right to a refund of the amount paid (or a part if it is already in the period of time that the activity is developed) both on the tickets and on the trip itself. further, Through travel insurance you will have covered the expenses for an early return.

*We manage these additional insurances with Interworld and the cost is lower through MOUNTAIN that if you manage it directly.

**MUNTANEU ACCIDENT INSURANCE INCLUDED: GALIA-PREBAL- NO POLICE 4020006195 Muntania Outdoors. Email: siniestros@galia.es / Telephone: 972 401 016

** It is the client's responsibility to report the accident to the insurance company as soon as possible. In the last information email we will give you again the policy number and assistance telephone number so that you can take it with you.

**** Accident insurance works with reimbursement of expenses, for which the client presents the invoice and later the insurance company will make the payment. The client will have to advance the payment if the insurance company indicates it, being returned by it later within the limits of the policy. In any case Muntaneu is not responsible for advancing any required ransom or assistance payment.

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Destiny:

High Pyrenees and Ariège

In the map:

Summary Program

Day 1. Camping Bordes de Graus a Refugi de Certascan

Distance 12,5 km Elevation +1570 m Desnivel -670 m Estimated time 6 hours

Day 2. Refugi de Certascan-Le Presbytère, Aulús les Bains

Distance 16,9 km Elevation +550 m Desnivel -2020m Tiempo estimado 8:30 hours

Day 3. Le Presbytère-l’Escolan (Bidous, Ustou)

Distancia 16km Desnivel +950 m Desnivel -940m Tiempo estimado 5:30 hours

Day 4. L’Escolan-Camping Bordes de Graus

Distancia 17km Desnivel +1620 m Desnivel -1025m Tiempo estimado 7:30 hours

Detailed Program

Prices

525€
Grupo de 4 a 10 people
590€
Grupo de 3 people

Our Prices Include:

Mountain guide throughout the day
Accident insurance
3 nights in mountain huts / gites in MP
1 noche de llegada en Camping Bordes de Graus en AD
Gestion of reservs

Our Prices Do Not Include:

Transport (consult the option of sharing travel expenses with other participants who travel from your area).
Lunches. They are made in the mountains by means of a sandwich, picnic, etc (option to buy at the refuge.
Drinks not included in the dinner menu.
Showers if they are paid
Arrival night and night after finishing the trek (can be managed if you wish).

More information

Necessary material

It is important to carry little weight in the backpack to walk comfortably, so it is recommended to bring only the essential material and clothing. Every day you can wash some clothes by hand and also do not have to carry food. We will inform you so that the backpack does not weigh more than 6-10 kilos.

  • Backpack (between 25-35 liters).
  • Trekking boots or mountain shoes (we recommend not wearing running shoes in the mountains).
  • Technical clothing:
    • Lightweight trekking shorts and long pants.
    • Thermal T-Shirt (first layer). A spare.
    • Polar lining the similar (second cover).
    • Lightweight and fine feather or primaloft jacket.
    • Gore-Tex type jacket (third layer).
    • Sun hat.
    • Sunglasses.
  • Frontal (spare batteries).
  • Sack sheet and very small light towel.
  • Minimum Camelback water bottle or water bag 1 liter.
  • First aid kit and personal toiletry bag.
  • Sun cream and lip protection.
  • Photo camera.
  • Telescopic poles.

Dates flexibility

We always propose several departures with various dates but we also adapt the trips to your availability. Therefore, Do not hesitate to contact us if the dates do not suit you and we will schedule an outing for you.

Transportation to the area where the trekking takes place

If you want to share transportation from the area where you reside, when you make the reservation and send us your information, you can indicate your availability. You will have to allow us in writing to share your name and telephone number with other participants who reside in your area and who are also willing to agree.

Accommodation the night before and the final night after finishing the trek

We can manage it for you if you wish.

Meeting time and place

Between 10 a 5 days before the start of the trip we will send you information on the meeting place and time as well as the name and telephone number of the guide who will accompany the group. We will also send more useful information that will facilitate the final preparations.

Backpack during trekking

It is important to carry little weight in the backpack to walk comfortably, so it is recommended to bring only the essential material and clothing. Every day you can wash some clothes by hand and also do not have to carry food. We will inform you so that the backpack does not weigh more than 6-8 kilos.

Shelters

It is recommended to travel with very little attack food since you can buy in the shelters you pass through.

It is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag but a silk or cotton sheet bag. Important to note that it is not a bag, It is a very light sack-shaped sheet that, when stored in its cover, does not occupy more than the fist of one hand. It is not cold in the shelters and they provide us with blankets.

There are slippers so it is not necessary to carry extra shoes.

Another questions

The selection of the itineraries may be subject to changes due to meteorological reasons or for any other reason that makes the route unsafe. In that case the travel guide will look for the best of the possible alternatives.

Once the trip has started, any change to the itinerary outside of Muntaneu (for example, meteorological causes) that generates an unbudgeted expense will be assumed by the participants.

Activity insurance

Activity has accident and rescue insurance included, but without any doubt, we recommend a travel insurance and if you also hire "with cancellation”Will have a more complete coverage. You can hire the travel insurance for the period of time that the activity or the annual insurance (start date the day you decide) that will cover you not only the activity you do with Muntaneu but also many other sports activities you do during the year.

With cancellation, if you or a family member has any mishap before or during the activity, You will have the right to a refund of the amount paid (or a part if it is already in the period of time that the activity is developed) both on the tickets and on the trip itself. further, Through travel insurance you will have covered the expenses for an early return.

*We manage these additional insurances with Interworld and the cost is lower through MOUNTAIN that if you manage it directly.

**MUNTANEU ACCIDENT INSURANCE INCLUDED: GALIA-PREBAL- NO POLICE 4020006195 Muntania Outdoors. Email: siniestros@galia.es / Telephone: 972 401 016

** It is the client's responsibility to report the accident to the insurance company as soon as possible. In the last information email we will give you again the policy number and assistance telephone number so that you can take it with you.

**** Accident insurance works with reimbursement of expenses, for which the client presents the invoice and later the insurance company will make the payment. The client will have to advance the payment if the insurance company indicates it, being returned by it later within the limits of the policy. In any case Muntaneu is not responsible for advancing any required ransom or assistance payment.

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TABLE OF DIFFICULTIES

HIKING AND TREKKING: NF / TT

PHYSICAL LEVEL

Unevenness + accumulated

Physical condition

*

until 700 m

Normal: sporadic sports practice

**

until 1200 m

Good: practicing sports regularly

***

until 1500 m

Very good: practicing sports regularly

TYPE OF LAND

*

Forest tracks or trails in good condition

**

Trails in good condition. Presence of rocks and roots that requires attention during the tread

***

Obstructed trails, quarries and out of the way

MOUNTAIN SKIING: NF / NE

PHYSICAL LEVEL

Unevenness + accumulated

Physical condition

*

until 700 m

Normal: sporadic sports practice

**

until 1200 m

Good: practicing sports regularly

***

until 1500 m

Very good: practicing sports regularly

SKI LEVEL

Blachere Scale and Traynard Scale relationship

Ski level

*

EM / S1-S2

Inexperienced or inexperienced in mountaineering skiing that although they go down in parallel on the piste have difficulties in the off-piste descents

**

EB / S2-S3

Already started with mastery of the parallel on slopes up to 35 º

***

EB-EMB LOW / S4

With experience who ski on any non-extreme slope (up to 35º-40º) using different descent techniques

****

EMB / S4-S5

With experience who ski on any slope (up to 45º) mastering the queue jump

Blachére scale according to the technical level of the skier

IN

Average skier who can handle moderate and wide slopes of up to 25º

EB

Good skier, able to face slopes of 30º-35º and difficult snows

EMB

Very good skier, up to slopes of 40-45º, with exposed steps and snows of all kinds

EE

Excellent skier: able to face slopes of up to 50º, with obligatory passages somewhat exposed and with snows of all kinds

EX

Extreme skier, able to face slopes of more than 50º, with highly exposed obligatory passages and snow of all kinds




Traynard scale

S1

Low slopes with ease for turning. Very suitable areas for off-piste initiation

S2

Low slopes or moderate slopes (up to 25º) but with room for turning and without obstacles.

S3

Moderate slope (up to 35º). No difficulty in all types of snow. Downhills that can be considered accessible to good or very good skiers

S4

Slope maintained higher up to 45º in terrain with little exposure and between 35º-40º in exposed terrain, narrow and bound.

S5

Very strong slopes, inclination greater than 45º-50º, very obligatory terrain and with exposure. Forbidden to fall!

S6

Maintained incline greater than 50º on exposed terrain or more than 55º on little exposed terrain.

S7

More of 60 º, very exposed

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CLIMBING: NC / NT

VIAS FERRATAS: NC / NT

COMMITMENT LEVEL

Commitment level

Description

*

Short itinerary, not far away, easy descent.

**

Longer itinerary with certain objective hazards, easy descent.

***

Wide itinerary in need of a good experience in the mountains. Long approach and tricky descent.

****

Long itinerary on a great wall; delicate course and exposed to objective dangers on the ascent and on the approach. Difficult withdrawal, track not equipped, difficult descent. The rope must have an excellent level of competence.

  • The escala Hüsler divide in 6 the levels difficulty in a range from easy to extremely difficult.

TECHNICAL LEVEL

Difficulty graduation

Description

K1

Easy

K2

Little difficult

K3

Something difficult

K4

Hard

K5

Very difficult

K6

Extremely difficult

* Additionally, the French scale could be added:

The French scale, inspired by the graduation mode of the classic alpine routes, dispose of 6 different levels of difficulty of F a ED on a scale of easy a extremely difficult. The main difference with the escala Hüsler is that intermediate levels are also accepted here indicated with the symbol (+) superior o (-) inferior, like in the climbing.

Easy

Little difficult

Quite difficult

Hard

Very difficult

Extremely difficult

F

PD

AD

D

TD

ED

*Clarifying that the extremely difficult level does not mean that it is so difficult as to put the human capacity to the limit, but it defines the most difficult itineraries that exist.

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MOUNTAIN CLIMBING: NF/ NT

PHYSICAL LEVEL

Unevenness + accumulated

Physical condition

*

until 700 m

Normal: sporadic sports practice

**

until 1200 m

Good: practicing sports regularly

***

until 1500 m

Very good: practicing sports regularly

TECHNICAL LEVEL

Difficulty graduation

Description

F: Easy

Slopes (of rock, snow and / or ice) with moderate slopes, always lower than 45%, that are promoted progressing (in snow sometimes with ice ax). Easy climbs up to grade II. Some sections of glacier with crevasses. Experienced mountaineers can ascend without rope.

PD: Little difficult

Slopes (of rock, snow and / or ice) with steep slopes always higher than 45%, although they walk up. Narrow, aerial ridges and ridges. Climbing of some difficulty, up to III degree. Cracked glaciers. The use of the rope may be necessary on more than one occasion.

AD: Something difficult

Long earrings (of rock, snow and / or ice) with steep slopes always higher than 50%, although they can walk up. Narrow, aerial ridges and ridges. Climbs of moderate difficulty even on vertical terrain, grades III and IV. Very cracked and complicated glaciers. Mandatory use of rope. Only for experienced mountaineers.

D: Hard

Maintained climbing, so much in rock (frequent IVº), ice or snow

MD: Very difficult. (TD in France)

Difficult technical ascents and climbs on any type of terrain, being able to reach up to the Vº degree of classic climbing. Considerable length. Limit graduation slopes. Very high exposure. Required a lot of technique. In remote places.

ED: Extremely difficult

Extreme difficulty with huge exposure, long-lasting, in remote places

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CANYONS: ND

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Denomination

Description

*

Familiar

Drops of a small length, and comfortable approaches. Possible some small rappel. Existence of playful elements to allow the little ones to enjoy themselves in the company of adults. Eventually existence of some optional adult progression elements.

**

Initiation

Runs of moderate length, and comfortable approaches. No more than three small rappels. Existence of playful elements that will allow us to discover the activity in a pleasant way. Generally without forced jumps. Eventually existence of some more challenging optional progression items.

***

Sports

Moderate length descents and moderate approaches, eventually some return or approach with good unevenness. Presence of rappels in greater numbers, or someone taller, in general without going beyond 20 m. Progression elements like jumps, slides, living waters, most challenging, but with controlled risk.

****

Technical

Drops between moderate and long length, possibly long approaches or with sections of steep slope. Presence of rappels, some with distance greater than 30 meters. Progression elements like jumps, slides, living waters that require knowing the correct execution of the technique.