Pico Posets

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Pico Posets
Punta de Llardana
Posets Viadós.jpg
Pico Posets from the west
Highest point
Elevation 3,369 m (11,053 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,125 m (3,691 ft) [1]
Coordinates 42°39′56″N 0°25′28″E / 42.66556°N 0.42444°E / 42.66556; 0.42444Coordinates: 42°39′56″N 0°25′28″E / 42.66556°N 0.42444°E / 42.66556; 0.42444
Geography
Pico Posets is located in Pyrenees
Pico Posets
Pico Posets
Location in the Pyrenees
Location Eriste, Benasque valley (Ribagorza, Aragon, Spain)
Parent range Pyrenees
Climbing
First ascent August 6, 1856 (H. Halkett)
Easiest route basic snow/ice climb from Angel Orús refuge

Pico Posets or Punta de Llardana is the second highest peak of the Pyrenees, after Aneto. It is located in the Spanish province of Huesca and is 3,371 metres (11,060 ft) high.

Ascent route[edit]

Topographic map of the ascent route
View of Pico Posets from Pico Forqueta

From the Angel Orús refuge (2,095 m), a well-marked path heads northwest. After an hour of climbing the route crosses a stream. Further on, the path forks. The route follows the right-hand fork along a narrow valley (Canal Fonda), which has a snowy section almost all year round, so it is advisable to take an ice axe and crampons.

In under three hours, the path leads to the foot of the Tooth of Llardana (which can be ascended more easily when returning from the summit of the Posets). Following the stone slope after four hours of ascent the summit is reached.

The descent to the refuge follows the same route and takes about three hours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Posets, Spain". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 

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