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10 amazing photos climbing Pedraforca – Pyrenees


10 amazing photos climbing Pedraforca – Pyrenees

Pedraforca (2,505 m) is one of the most attractive mountains in Catalonia, an also one of the most famous for mountaineering. It is located into the Cadi Moixero natural park, in one of the most emblematic parts of the Catalan Pyrenees, the High Bergueda (read more about this county here), with a great biological wealth within a unique geological context.

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Pedraforca: eastern face

Pedraforca is easily identified by its abrupt and spectacular landscape as well as by its two-summit shape which reminds us a fork.

The north face is a hazardous yet beautiful spot for rock-climbing, with a sheer drop of 600-800 m over the Gresolet valley, where you can find one of the most interesting woodlands of this natural area; its microclimate is particularly dump so it is mostly populated by silver fir and beech trees.

The height of the massif means two different climatic zones:

–   Up to 1,500 – 1,700 m à typical, rainy mid-mountain climate
–   Above this limit, the subalpine mountain climate dominates

Precipitation is concentrated mainly in the summer months, with annual averages of over 1,100m. There’s not a great deal of snow, although the peaks are snow-covered during the winter, with ice on the north face slopes.

During our tour Peaks of the Cadi Moixero Natural Park we climb Pedraforca.

If you want more information about this massif (flora, fauna, accommodation, etc.) please do get in touch: info@trekpyrenees.com

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On the crest line before reaching the summit. Trekking poles are no use in this part

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Break in the Verdet pass (2,244m)

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On the way to Verdet pass

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Scrambling through the first chimney

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Descending the steep endless scree of Pedraforca

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Pedraforca: southern face. Saldes in the bottom-right corner

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This day the summit was covered by fog and mist

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On the Pedraforca summit. The Cadi range in the background. An excellent day in June

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Views from Verdet pass. Gosol at the bottom of the valley


Founder of TrekPyrenees and Mountain Guide, Miguel has a diploma in Computer Sciences and MBA. Passionate about mountains and about meeting and leading people, he loves photography, languages, Romanesque architecture and wine. There are many magnificent hidden spots in the Pyrenees and the other mountains of Catalonia that are hard to discover on your own. Miguel loves finding them and then showing them to visitors.

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