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  • Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal

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    Backcountry Ski
    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.99mi
    Elevation +
    3241f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal Photo of Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal Photo of Sorteny - El Forn - Pic de la Sal

    [EN] Trail head at the parking of "Vall de Sorteny" Natural Park. We warm up in a first nice section along the creek to arrive to the shelter. We turn left and up the south face of "El Forn" direction to Pic de la Sal at...

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  • Volcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal

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    near Refugio Llaima, Araucanía (Chile)
    Distance
    13.00mi
    Elevation +
    4961f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Volcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal Photo of Volcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal Photo of Volcan Llaima - Travesia Invernal

    Get ready for an epic day! What we are going to attempt is something that only few people have done before. We’ll climb the northeast face of the most active volcano in Chile, Llaima 3.125 mts; after reaching its crater,...

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  • Lmria. Ushguli, Svaneti

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ushguli (Georgia)
    Distance
    4.51mi
    Elevation +
    2726f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Lmria. Ushguli, Svaneti Photo of Lmria. Ushguli, Svaneti Photo of Lmria. Ushguli, Svaneti

    28.03.2018 We start the ascent with skis and skins from the guest-house's door, where we are going to spend the next night. We cross a short flat part near the village and after less the 1 Km the slope begins to be stee...

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  • near Bordes d'Envalira, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    2425f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Pas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets Photo of Pas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets Photo of Pas de la Casa - Port de Fontnegra - Portella de les Valets

    From Pas de la Casa to the Port de Fontnegra, traversing around the back of Pic del Port de Fontnegra and Pic l'Esquella.Then a steep ski descent and another skin to get down and round the back of Pic Occidental de Fontn...

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  • Bourg-D'oueil to Mont Né

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    near Bourg-d'Oueil, Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    4.59mi
    Elevation +
    2615f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Bourg-D'oueil to Mont Né Photo of Bourg-D'oueil to Mont Né Photo of Bourg-D'oueil to Mont Né

    An easy tour from the Bourg-D'oueil ski resort (near Bagnères de Luchon) up Mont Né 2147m, via the Port de Pierrefite 1855. Lower down our descent line went through some steep ground with tightly spaced trees, it would b...

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  • Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Canillo, Parròquia de Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.38mi
    Elevation +
    1965f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards Photo of Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards Photo of Ski Tour to Cap del Serra dels Isards

    A pleasant half-day ski tour from the Coll d'Ordino road (Borda de Janramon) up to the summit of Cap del Serra dels Isards 2469m. An easy climb, with beautiful views and a lovely ski descent down the SSW face. Once at th...

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  • Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ransol, Canillo (Andorra)
    Distance
    3.98mi
    Elevation +
    2612f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col Photo of Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col Photo of Ransol to Pic Coma Varilles col

    15 Feb 2019. Ransol valley up to the col between Pic de la Coma de Varilles and Piques de la Pourtaneille. Lovely tour, not terribly steep, can be done without too many kick-turns. Fun open skiing down undulating terrain...

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  • Pic de Thoumasset 2741m

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    Backcountry Ski
    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    3681f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of Pic de Thoumasset 2741m Photo of Pic de Thoumasset 2741m Photo of Pic de Thoumasset 2741m

    An enjoyable outing from the Sorteny car park, up the Rialb valley, turning right near the Cabana dels Planells de Rialb and climbing up the Port de Siguer 2397m. Traverse right and then ski down to Estany Blau. Skins go...

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  • near Le Tour, Rhône-Alpes (France)
    Distance
    15.21mi
    Elevation +
    3619f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Haute Route 2012 2/7 (Ref. Argentière - Champex) Photo of Haute Route 2012 2/7 (Ref. Argentière - Champex) Photo of Haute Route 2012 2/7 (Ref. Argentière - Champex)

    This may be the most difficult stage of all the Haute Route both for its profile and being the first real stage of the route. You have to leave early for 2 reasons: 1/usually there are some other groups travelling on the...

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  • Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Tredós, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    5.53mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking Photo of Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking Photo of Refugi Colomers from Aiguamòg valley parking

    The normal route in to the Colomers Refuge from the parking (where the road closes due to snow) in the Aiguamòg valley, accessed by a turn-off the main road in the village of Salardú (follow national park signs). Follows...

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  • Norway Day 2 Abdamagaissa

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Spildra, Troms og Finnmark (Norge)
    Distance
    9.01mi
    Elevation +
    4495f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Norway Day 2 Abdamagaissa Photo of Norway Day 2 Abdamagaissa Photo of Norway Day 2 Abdamagaissa

    We went slowly up on two lakes and then up a valeey on the left. Made a long plateau to summit. Then great powder snow slope. We took a second round on the peaks ahead. Incredible day!!

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  • near Le Pied du Col, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
    Distance
    9.03mi
    Elevation +
    5919f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of La Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard Photo of La Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard Photo of La Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard

    La Grande Ruine from Refuge de l'Alpe to Refuge Adele Planchard via Glacier de la Plate des Agneaux and Col des Neiges. Big day out in spectacular mountain country. Highly recommended! Needs a party confident with alpine...

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  • Estats-Montcalm skitour

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Marc, Région Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    12.75mi
    Elevation +
    6647f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Estats-Montcalm skitour Photo of Estats-Montcalm skitour Photo of Estats-Montcalm skitour

    Pic d'Estats (highest peak in the Eastern Pyrenees) is a magnificent ski peak. If you are lucky enough to have snow to the car park, you have a 2000 metre descent, most of it superb ski country. The views from the summit...

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  • Font Blanca with SW face descent

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    Backcountry Ski
    near El Serrat, Parròquia d'Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    4.87mi
    Elevation +
    3465f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Font Blanca with SW face descent Photo of Font Blanca with SW face descent Photo of Font Blanca with SW face descent

    Iconic ski peak in Andorra. This follows the most popular line, up the Riu del Comis Vell valley towards Portella de Riabl, turning left just past the Coma de Varilles, up on the shoulder of Font Blanca and then climbing...

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  • Ski tour: Cap de la Cometa del Forn

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    Backcountry Ski
    near L'Hospitalet-près-l'Andorre, Midi-Pyrénées (France)
    Distance
    6.98mi
    Elevation +
    4012f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Ski tour: Cap de la Cometa del Forn Photo of Ski tour: Cap de la Cometa del Forn Photo of Ski tour: Cap de la Cometa del Forn

    Lovely circular ski tour with magnificent views. Start from the car park bend in the N-20 to Andorra, above the Tunel de Puymorens and below the Andorra - Col de Puymorens junction. Ski down to the river, walk up the riv...

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  • Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Les Sobiranes, Ordino (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.02mi
    Elevation +
    2267f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn Photo of Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn Photo of Sorteny valley to Clots del Forn

    From the Sorteny valley car park, up past the Refugi Borda de Sorteny, and left up the wooded slopes to the Clots del Forn. This is a great choice if you want an easy outing, if you are trying to avoid wind up high,if y...

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  • Les Augudes ..

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Gouaux-de-Larboust, Occitanie (France)
    Distance
    5.32mi
    Elevation +
    2326f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Les Augudes .. Photo of Les Augudes .. Photo of Les Augudes ..

    Great hike up to the top lift at Peyragudes.. with snowboard.. Such a shame with all the problems going on ..station is still shut.Not sure when will open. But a few like my self enjoy the sunshine and empty slopes. S...

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  • near Siviez, Canton du Valais (Switzerland)
    Distance
    15.36mi
    Elevation +
    5374f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Ski touring Valais: Rosablanche 3336 m from Siviez Photo of Ski touring Valais: Rosablanche 3336 m from Siviez Photo of Ski touring Valais: Rosablanche 3336 m from Siviez

    Long, beuatiful and safe tour in genuine alpine atmosphere. Usually no rope, crampons nor ice axe needed. Little crowdy due to the proximity of Verbier/Mont Fort lifts. But if you are soloing (like me), you may appreciat...

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  • Prat primer

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    Backcountry Ski
    near les Escaldes, Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra)
    Distance
    5.75mi
    Elevation +
    3074f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Prat primer Photo of Prat primer Photo of Prat primer

    Great, low angle tour. Could have used a bit more snow as the beginning still had a lot of rocks showing through. Managed to skin most of it but had to walk a fair bit on the way down. The tour follows a summer hiking t...

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  • Norway Svalbard Day 3 Nobilefjellet

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard (Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
    Distance
    6.20mi
    Elevation +
    2244f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Norway Svalbard Day 3 Nobilefjellet Photo of Norway Svalbard Day 3 Nobilefjellet Photo of Norway Svalbard Day 3 Nobilefjellet

    After landing we skied up in a glacier quite soft slope up. After aprox 3 km we took the glacier on the left. We ket walking up until we got to a sadle. From there we went for the peak on the right. Time was cloudy, wind...

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  • LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA

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    Backcountry Ski
    near La Molina, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    7.01mi
    Elevation +
    2664f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA Photo of LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA Photo of LA MOLINA-REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA-LA MOLINA

    TROBADA AMB ELS AMIC D'ESQUI DE MUNTANYA PER ANAR A FER UNA NOCTURNA SOPANT AL REFUGI NIU D'AGUILA I TORNAR A BAIXAR. A LA COTA 2300MTS A LES 20:35 ESTAVEM a -10Cº

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  • Russelvfjellet

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    Backcountry Ski
    near Russelv, Troms (Norge)
    Distance
    8.37mi
    Elevation +
    3629f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Russelvfjellet Photo of Russelvfjellet Photo of Russelvfjellet

    Ascension with skis to this beautiful mountain located in the extreme north of the Lyngen peninsula. Spectacular views over the sea. We did not reach the true summit of the mountain that lies beyond the ridge. On the wa...

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  • near Espot, Catalunya (España)
    Distance
    4.40mi
    Elevation +
    1591f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Amitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m Photo of Amitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m Photo of Amitges Hut to Estany Llong Hut via Pic del Portarró 2734m

    A much more interesting way to get from the Amitges Hut to the Estany Llong hut, skinning up to the 2598m breche between Pic del Portarró and Pic Inferior del Portarró and then bootpacking up the east ridge of Pic del Po...

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