PYRENEES: The 9 three thousand peaks traverse in Panticosa

The Balaïtous-Infiernos massif encompasses the 18 westernmost three thousand meter peaks of the Pyrenees. Of these, half can be linked through the magnificent ridge that unites them on an aerial and surprisingly beautiful route. Garmo Blanco, Central and Eastern Infierno, Arnales, Aguja de Pondiellos, Garmo Negro, Algas North, Algas and Argualas follow each other between climbs and aerial sections of easy climbing.

There are many sensations we will take from this tour, but perhaps one of the most beautiful may be crossing the razor-sharp marble edge that separates the Western Infierno peak from the Central one, in a place with so much geological value known as “La Marmolera de Los Infiernos” 

Although, for the strongest teams, it is possible to do it in a very long day, we recommend doing it in two magnificent days of the most classic Pyrenees activity with a bivouac in one of the most beautiful places in the range, Col de Pondiellos, just where the very same Count Rusell, accompanied by his guide Sarretes, bivouacked before the final attempt in 1867.

This magnificent high mountain activity can be carried out starting from several different points, thus becoming one of the most beautiful ridges in the entire Pyrenees.

  • 1 day activity:
    • 1 person: 420 €
    • 2 persons: 245 €
  • 2 days activity with vivac:
    • 1 person: 590€
    • 2 persons: 320€

This budget is closed for the circular route that begins and ends at the Panticosa Spa. We can integrate this long ridge traverse in a longer route, starting and ending in different places.

Remember that we love designing the perfect activity for you: TAILOR MADE GUIDED ACTIVITIES
  • Guiding fees.
  • English speaking AEGM Certified Mountain Guide.
  • Liability and accidents insurance.
  • All gear needed for the ridge.
  • Previous advice of the activity directly with the guide.
  • Transport. We can help you to arrange it. Ask us.
  • Vehicle transfers if retreat from the route.
  • Accommodation if needed.
  • Meals and drinks.
  • Personal climbing Gear.
  • Anything not listed in the “Includes” section.
  • Maximum 2 participants per guide.


  • 1 day: It can be done in a single day that can last from 12 to 14 hours. This option will only be possible with people in very good physical conditions and proven experience in climbing and long days activities.
  • 2 days with bivouac on the ridge: The most common option, preferred by romantic spirits.
  • From May to October. Although it can be done at any time of the year, depending of snow conditions.
  • According to the Guide book of the 3000 peaks of the Pyrenees, this ridge is listed as PD+ (Little Difficult).
  • It has numerous climbing sections of grade IIº and IIIº. If it is carried out entirely on its edge, sections up to grade IVº can be found (avoidable).
  • Very good physical condition. Been able to do up to 12 hours mountain activities.
  • Previous experience with crampons and ice axe.
  • Basic climbing skills and rope management.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to follow guide’s instructions.
  • Summer mountaineering boots.
  • Gaiters at the beginning of the season.
  • Properly adjusted lightweight crampons.
  • Classic light ice axe.
  • Climbing harness.
  • Climbing helmet.
  • Belay device.
  • three HMS type carabiners.
  • Mountain backpack. 45 litres approx.
  • 1.5 litre or 2 x 1 litre bottle.
  • Sunglasses, beanie and cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Clothing suitable for mountaineering.
  • 2 pairs of gloves.
  • Light down feather sleeping bag.
  • Bivouac cover.
  • Lightweight sleeping mat.
  • Headlamp.
  • Thermal blanket.


MEDIUM (Grade IIIº sections)


HIGH (Big ascents/ Long days )


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