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near Vall de Núria, Catalunya (España)
Climb to Pic de l'Àliga (2.428 m). It's an easy hike that lasts no more than 40 min (one way), starting and ending in the Núria Xanascat hostel. We did it to see the sunrise from the peak.
We woke up at 5 am, dressed in warm clothes, and grabbed the headlamp. Once equipped, we ventured outside. Around us, it was pitch dark. Only the light of the full moon illuminated the peaks surrounding the hostel. We started the climb, which didn't present any difficulty. It was a steady climb, and it took us around 30 min to get to the peak. The only challenging thing was not to freak out every time we saw the eyes of a cow glowing in the dark!
Once on the top, we waited until the sky turned from black to orange and then pink, purple, and light blue. It was so peaceful up there!
The first rays of the sun appeared, and the light slowly bathed the highest part of the mountains around. It was time to return to the hostel for breakfast.