Midi-Pyrénées peaks

979 peaks

Highest peak

Massif de Vignemale

10,820 ft / 3,297 m

Most summited peak

Massif de Vignemale

7 summits

Most prominent peak

Pico de Estats

4,202 ft / 1,280 m prom

Midi-Pyrénées summits

100 summits

First Ascent Awards

62 of 979 peaks 6%

Top climbing months

July 36%

August 31%

June 14%

Midi-Pyrénées mountains highlights

"Friday 3rd August 2018. An ascent of Pic de Tentes 2322m/114m, from Col de Tentes, Hautes Pyrénées, France. 1.4km, with 120m of ascent. 40mins. The ridge of Pic de Tentes forms the northern flank of Vallée des Pouey Aspé, a side valley of the famous Cirque de Gavarnie (see at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirque_de_Gavarnie) in the High Pyrenees, close to the Spanish border. From the Cirque, it appears as an elegant crest, defended by limestone crags. From the Col de Tentes, the 2208m col that connects the peak to the main ridge, it has a quite different aspect – a grassy and easily ac" - Pic de Tentes, marktrengove, Aug 3, 2018
"Thursday 2nd August 2018. An ascent of Pic du Midi de Bigorre 2877m/757m, from Col du Tourmalet, Hautes Pyrénées, France. 14.3km, with 770m of ascent. 4hrs 30mins. Pic du Midi de Bigorre (see at https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic_du_Midi_de_Bigorre) is one of the most notable of the peaks in the Pyrenees, for a number of reasons. It sits on the northern extremity of the range, close to the low-lying plain to the north, and therefore dominates the view from that direction. In the days before the techniques for mountain surveying were developed in the 18th Century it was considered to be " - Pic du Midi de Bigorre, marktrengove, Aug 2, 2018
"Tuesday 31st July 2018. An ascent of Crête de la Serre 1595m/52m, Pic de Cantau 1642m/109m and Pic de Berbeillet 1633m/58m, Val d’Azun, Hautes Pyrenées, France. 20.0km, with 490m of ascent and 950m of descent. 7hrs 20mins. The weather forecast for today was not the best, with hill-fog predicted to quite low levels. Nevertheless, no rain or thunder was forecast. I resolved to carry out my plan to complete all the remaining summits on the main ridge that runs north-east from Col de Soulor (1474m) for some 23 kilometres. I had three left to reach. ALT dropped me off at the Col de Soul" - Pic de Berbeillet, marktrengove, Jul 31, 2018
"Monday 30th July 2018. An ascent of Pic du Grand Jer 948m/373m, near Lourdes, Hautes Pyrénées, France. 5.8km, with 505m of ascent and 60m of descent. 1hrs 55mins. In order to make a day of visiting the nearby town of Lourdes, ALT and I decided to scale this peak, which dominates the view south-east from the town. By the standards of Pyrenean mountains it is merely a foothill, but it rises some 550 metres from the plain below on which Lourdes is located. Its east face is rugged and precipitous. It is only ‘grand’ in relation to its subsidiary top to the north – the Petit Jer 709m/c.44m" - Pic du Grand Jer, marktrengove, Jul 30, 2018
"Sunday 29th July 2018. An ascent of Mont de Gez 1097m/163m, Val d’Azun, near Argelès-Gazost, Hautes Pyrénées, France. 11.0km, with 600m of ascent. 4hrs 5mins. My wife and I were staying, for the second time, at a beautiful gîte in the village of Gaillagos, in Val d’Azun, south-west of the famous town of Lourdes in the French Pyrenees. Our stay gave me the opportunity to complete what I had begun in August 2016 – to visit all the summits on the ridge that runs along the northern side of Val d’Azun. One of the main tributaries of the Gave d’Arrens river, which runs through this dramati" - Mont de Gez, marktrengove, Jul 29, 2018

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