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10 Amazing Photos Climbing Tristaina – Pyrenees


10 Amazing Photos Climbing Tristaina – Pyrenees

Tristaina (2,878 m) is a peak located between France and Andorra. I will show you 10 amazing photos climbing Tristaina – Pyrenees.

The easiest way to reach the summit is from the south slope, in Andorra. You will only need half a day to do it. You can park the car at 2,200 m, so the cumulative ascent is reasonably low.

If you want to find out more about Andorra read this article.

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On the crest line 50 m before reaching the summit

I want to point out three features of this peak:

–   The summit, high and solitary, has a beautiful and distinctive shape from the south. When you reach it a beautiful view is spread out in front of you. The summit is small, barely enough room for 10 people, and its sides drop off steeply so you have the feeling you are on top of a needle. It is not dangerous, but you have the sensation of flying.
–   The awesome lakes you see during the ascent. Take a look at the pictures, where you’ll see all of them.
–   The north view from the summit. You see beautiful intense-blue French lakes: the Estany Forcat and the Estany de l’Ossada, among others. All of them belong to the Parc Naturel Régional des Pyrénées Aregeoises.

 

There are different ways to descend and come back to the car. One of them is around the Més Amunt lake from the left so, the descent is a bit longer than the ascent, but not too much.

Another possibility is descending along the ridge between Tristaina peak and Tristaina pass, and then continuing to the Primer lake. This option is far longer and you need to be fit.

From early July until the end of October you do not need crampons, ice-axe and snowshoes/skis. Outside this period, you need them as well as good navigation and avalanche experience and knowledge. These mountains in winter conditions are nothing like the way they are in summer.

If you want more information about this peak please do get in touch: info@trekpyrenees.com

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Més Amunt lake on the way to the Tristaina Summit

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Sempervivum montanum

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The Més Amunt and Del Mig lakes

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On the right you can see the Tristaina peak; in the bottom left corner, the Més Amunt lake, which reflects the slopes around it like a mirror.

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The group on the way to the summit

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The group on the pass between Andorra and France. In the background, Forcat and l’Ossada lakes. Behind, a sea of clouds covers France.

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Views from Tristaina summit

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Views from Tristaina summit: Forcat Lake, and France covered by cloud.

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The steepest section on the route to the summit. Més Amunt lake at the bottom


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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