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10 amazing photos climbing Puigmal – Pyrenees


10 amazing photos climbing Puigmal – Pyrenees

Puigmal (2,913m) is the highest peak of the Nuria valley, on the crest line between France and Catalonia. Although it does not have an especially striking summit and is not particularly attractive to look at, it attracts many mountaineers because it has far-reaching panoramic views.

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100m before the summit. In the background, the peaks around Núria valley

From the summit, you can see most of the peaks of the Spanish and Frech Cerdanya

But Puigmal enjoys much respect due to the famous and dangerous wind of this area, named the ‘Torb’. In winter conditions, this wind reaches more than 100km/h and has been the cause of most of the mountaineering deaths in this area, because it whips up the snow and you see nothing, losing your bearings and the heat of your body very quickly.

The Nuria valley is located in the Ripolles, a region of Catalonia between High Bergueda – La Cerdanya and La Garrotxa.

As well as reaching the Puigmal summit, if you follow the crest and descend to Nuria sanctuary by Finestrelles pass, you can reach Pic del Segre summit and Puigmal de Llo summit, the latest in France.

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Puigmal summit

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The group in silhouette

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Funny shot when most of us start walking after a break at Coma de l’Embut

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Chamois. We saw lots of them during the ascent

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Leaving the summit. On the way to Pic del Segre (2,843m)

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Descending to Finestrelles pass

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View of the summit after reaching the Puigmal south slope

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Descending to Nuria’s sanctuary. Can you see it in the background?

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Puigmal de Llo (2,767m) from the crest line


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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