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AC Joint Alpine meet
Contact Tony Westcott; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Saturday 06 July 2019
“Not the usual 4000ers venue: The Pyreneees.” A camping meet, based at Benasque in the Maladeta Massif range of the Central Pyrenees.
 
Benasque is at 1100m on the south-western slopes of the border ridge with France. This 7km long granite ridge has 36 peaks with an elevation of more than 3000m, culminating in the highest summit of Pico de Aneto at 3404m. The region offers rock climbing, alpine mountaineering and valley walking in spectacular scenery with hanging valleys, snow-fields, impressive cascades, tarns and alpine meadows.
 
The camping base is Camping Ixeia, at Borda Librada, 22440 Benasque, Huesca; tel: 974 552 129; http://campingixeia.es/en/welcome-to-camping-ixeia-website. It has an area of wooded grassland of 10,000 square metres, large enough for 120 people. 
 
It is 3.4km north of the town of BENASQUE on the road towards France.

Once past the turnoff to Cerler and just before crossing the bridge over the River Esera, part the ancient “Way of the Valley” (GR-11, and as such marked in red and white). Taking this road and after crossing a small stream Reinero Creek, you reach the campsite.

Rates are adult 5.00 €/day, small tent 5.00 €/day, large frame tent 6.00 €/day, car 5.00€/day, campervan 7.00 €/day, pets free, electricity hook-up 3.00 €/day, 4person cabin 35.00 €/day

Benasque has several hotels, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, banks and a post office. There is a tourist office and visitor centre for the Parque Natural. Several stores stock mountaineering equipment, maps, guidebooks and butane gas cartridges.

There is crag sport climbing in a full range of grades nearby at Sucs (c.1.5km south of campsite) and at Ampiu and Sahun, (both c.12km south of campsite), with some 200 routes in total.  (https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=21313#overview).

There are good alpine mountaineering routes on the Maladeta-Aneto and the Posets massifs, eg.

 
Contact meet organiser Tony Westcott
 
CLICK HERE for Pyrenees 2019 Factsheet for full details, including Meet Participation Agreement and Meet Application Form.
 
Location Pyrenees
Benasque
Spain