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Flowers of the Pyrenees – Flora Pyrenaica I, Blue

The natural phenomenon that is Pyrenees, tectonic collision by-product, geological immensity, inexhaustible mountain range that separates Iberia from the rest of Europe.. And just that same central chunk that i have already visited so many times.. and still so many … Continue reading

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Much better than the Maladetas, it doesn’t get..

Mountain skiing in Spain – or just simply skiing in Spain – much mo’ better than the Maladetas, ya just don’t get.. still close to 1400m of descent, and multiple 1200m descents, in the middle of May. Add up to … Continue reading

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Maladetas from Barrancs

This Easter, Semana Santa as it’s known locally, i figured it was about time i made a visit to the upper Benasque Valley, with its Maladetas, its moribund glaciers..and its 1000+ meter descents everywhere you look. I’ve been a regular … Continue reading

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One more Wonder of Water..from the disappearing Pyrenees

Many and varied are the water wonders of the mountain chain that separates the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe. Beyond surging rivers and crashing falls, you have the most stunningly placid mountain lakes..but you also have the dramatic … Continue reading

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Summer in the Pyrenees II – Puerto de Benasque and Pico Salvaguardia

After almost a week spent in and around the lower Benasque and Estós valleys – as recounted in my last post – we moved up the valley the following week to where the high mountains and last remaining glaciers of … Continue reading

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Summer in the Pyrenees – Valle de Estós

Just back from a couple of weeks in the Pyrenees..where we were able to escape to some extent from the oven-like experience of this Summer in the center of the Peninsula. Not to say that it was especially cool up … Continue reading

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Valley of Benasque, first visit for my five-year-old

Early August we travelled to the North to visit the Pyrenees, a little concerned about the weather forecast which promised serious precipitation over the course of the week. The first days were innocent enough, although the clouds began to threaten … Continue reading

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