• Distància: 6.4 Km
  • Desnivell: 685 m.
  • Senyalització: No senyalitzada
  • Durada: 4h

Description

The walk starts at Josep Maria Blanc mountain hut (2,350 m), which can be reached from Espot in 2 hours 45 minutes following the path marked as GR-11-20, at Lladres lake.

From the refuge we walk to a path which follows the foot of the dam on Tort de Peguera lake. The well-marked path then climbs, westwards, till it reaches a water channel. We cross this and continue to climb until we reach a small plateau beside La Cabana lake, which we skirt on its left-hand shore.

We now head south-west, following the path to La Coveta lake up to the watershed (2,400 m).

From here, we continue to the west along a cairned path which climbs gently to the right to Coma de Peguera (coomb). The small Peguera lake is below us on our left and we climb the left-hand slope of its basin.

We climb to the right, heading north-west half-way up the slope to avoid the scree at the foot of the southern cliffs of the lower Monestero peak. Once past this obstacle, we leave Gran de Peguera lake far below us on our left and follow the path round across almost flat terrain with grassy patches, to the large Coll de Monestero (2,715 m).

We must now follow the path which skirts Peguera’s northern arête. We cross a slippery slope, always within sight of a rocky channel at the base of which there is often snow.

We must be careful not to dislodge stones as we climb to the top of the crest. The last 20 metres involve climbing (level II) over great granite blocks which are much safer than they look.

After two and a half hours we are at the summit of Pic de Peguera (2,983 m), a great rock on a sharp crest which slowly descends to the south.

Interesting sites

Espot

  • Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lake National Park
  • Refugi Josep Maria Blanc
  • Tort lake de Peguera
  • Cabana lake
  • La Coveta lake
  • Coma de Peguera
  • Gran de Peguera lake
  • Monestero lower pass
  • Coll de Monestero
  • Pic de Peguera

Practical information

For this walk, you need mountain boots and a rucksack with warm clothing and rain gear. If there is snow, you will also need crampons and an ice axe.

You should not embark on this walk without having taken these precautions . You should inform the wardens at the mountain refuge of the route you intend to take.

High mountains are a particularly delicate ecosystem: do not leave any trace of your presence. Take all your rubbish down to the valleys and dispose of it in the bins there.

Track Pic de Peguera