The snow is disappearing from the peaks quickly under the Spanish sunshine here in the Pyrénées, meaning we were able to scramble up to the impressive Foratata Peak for the first time on Tuesday.
After a tough and somewhat steep ascent from the town of Formigal, we sat and admired the magnificent peaks ahead of us from the col at lunchtime. We perused the final section of technical scrambling to come with nervous excitement! At 2341 metres Foratata is by no means the biggest peak in the area, but it is one of the more spectacular limestone formations and its high point offers an unmatched vantage of the local area.
High Level Walking in the Pyrenees
The summit was well worth the effort! The views of the Val de Tena were outstanding; some of the best we’ve experienced yet. To the south we were looking down on Panticosa (the town in which we are based) and the brilliant azure waters of the Embalse de Bubal. To the north we had impressive views into France and off toward the iconic Pic du Midi.
Many thanks to Claire and Will, two of our local hosts and walk organisers in the Pyrenees, for the photos and blog.