Grande Fache

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Grande Fache
Gran Facha
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The cirque of Piedrafita - Grande Fache is the high peak to the left.
Highest point
Elevation3,005 m (9,859 ft)
Prominence283 metres (928 ft)
ListingList of Pyrenean three-thousanders
Coordinates42°48′31″N 0°14′16″E / 42.80861°N 0.23778°E / 42.80861; 0.23778Coordinates: 42°48′31″N 0°14′16″E / 42.80861°N 0.23778°E / 42.80861; 0.23778
Geography
Grande Fache is located in Pyrenees
Grande Fache
Grande Fache
Location in the Pyrenees
LocationFranceSpain
Région
Communauté
Midi-Pyrénées
Aragon
Département
Province
Hautes-Pyrénées
Huesca
Parent rangePyrenees
Climbing
First ascent1874 by Henry Russell and Cauterets Latour

La Grande Fache, Gran Facha or Cuspide de Bachimaña is a summit in the Pyrenees, culminating at 3,005 m, situated on the French-Spanish border and on the pyrenean watershed.

Topography[edit]

It rises at the centre of the cirques of Marcadau, Piedrafita and Bachimaña, and is surrounded by many lakes or Ibóns.

Given its high altitude and pyramidal form, it is a well climbed summit.

History[edit]

The first ascent was carried out by Henry Russell and guide Cauterets Latour in the summer of 1874.[1]

Access[edit]

From France, a path starts from the Wallon valley and another from the zone de Respomuso (cirque de Piedrafita).
From Spain, the path starts at la Sarra marsh (Sallent de Gállego), goes past the Respumuso dam, the ibón de Campoplano, the Ibóns de la Fache, the port de la Fache and ends by steep slopes up to the summit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henri Russell, Souvenirs d'un montagnard.