The peak of Pelopin can be reached from the Cotefablo pass which is half way between Biescas and Torla. The pass is over 1400m so it makes a great place to quickly get up into the mountains from.
Friday afternoon I was suffering from cabin fever after a week of bad weather so I called Rafa and we headed up to Pelopin – the clouds were low and it was windy but it was good to get out and blow the cobwebs away.
There’s been a lot of snow since Easter and there’s probably more snow in the high mountains than at any time this winter – it’s falling on warm ground though and I expect it to melt pretty quickly once the sun comes out again. We had a few small patches of snow to cross but nothing much.
From the summit you get superb views of the cliffs of Ordesa. It was a bit cloudy and dull for great views today and Monte Perdido and the 3000m peaks on the border were all completely covered.
If we’d had a bit more time we’d have walked round this nice broad ridge which continues for several kilometres.
Earlier in the day Anna headed up to Santa Elena with the girls – here they are at the dolmen which dates back to 2000BC (although had to be reconstructed after they used it as a machine gun point in the civil war!). Read more about the dolmen.
Hoping for some sunshine next week so we can get out a bit more!