Crossing the Aneto Glacier with Aneto in the distance

Aneto 3404m – The heighest peak in the Pyrenees

At 3404m Aneto is the highest peak in the Pyrenees with Posets at 3371m and Monte Perdido 3355m being the second and third highest. Neither Phil or myself (Hannah) had climbed Aneto before so in July this year we both set a date for the adventure.

We had a great time hiking into Refugio Renclusa where we spent the night before then setting off at 4:30 in the morning (!!) for Aneto the following day. We reached Aneto summit at 9:20am and the views were amazing!

Phil and Hannah - Hike Pyrenees guides on the summit of Aneto

Hannah and Phil on the summit of Aneto

After leaving the summit it took us a further 4 hours to get back to our car. Although we only covered 13km, due to the technicality of the day, that 13km took us just over 10 hours!

We both felt immensely proud of our achievements and the greasy burger and chips we each had back in Benasque village tasted delicious after such a big day.

Refueling back in Benasque village before driving home

Refueling back in Benasque village before driving home

Since that adventure, we have now written a blog article where we share with you what equipment you’ll need, where to stay and hints and tips for success. Click on the link below if you’d like to read it.

Climbing Aneto;  A practical guide

Being my last season here at Hike Pyrenees I was really pleased to have reached the summit of Aneto, a mountain I have wanted to climb for some time.

Thanks Phil and here’s to the next adventure!

2 thoughts on “Aneto 3404m – The heighest peak in the Pyrenees”

  1. Congratulations Phil and Hannah! I wish I had been with you. I am confident we could have done it in less than a week! My warmest greetings to all the Hike Pyrenees family. I have taken a year off to celebrate my 70th, but I still want to come back and scale a 3000m peak, even if it is not Aneto….. Much love, Richard

  2. Hi Richard, great to hear from you and thanks for the congratulations – it was a great hike. Happy 70th and we hope to see you in the Pyrenees again next summer. All our best to Nelson, Phil

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