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ASCENSION TO THE PEAK OF AMITGES AND
TO THE TUC OF SABOREDO

We discover two of the great watchtowers of the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park: the peak of Amitges and the Tuc de Saboredo.
 
A long and demanding high mountain route with a total distance of 21 km and a cumulative positive difference in altitude of 1,500m. We start the route at the Prat de Pierró car park in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. From this point we climb up the Escrita valley to Sant Maurici lake, walk along the north shore of the lake and ascend along the path to the Ratera waterfall and along the track to the Amitges refuge. We border around the Gran de Amitges lake and go up the Coma d'Amitges to the Amitges pass. From this high mountain pass we first climb the peak of Amitges and then crown the Tuc de Saboredo. We descend from the Tuc de Saboredo passing through the small pass that separates this peak from the Agulles d'Amitges and continue descending to the Munyidera lake. We return to the Amitges refuge, go down the track to Sant Maurici lake and retrace the path through the Escrita valley to Prat de Pierró.
 
Amitges peak (2,848m) and Tuc de Saboredo (2,829m) are two of the best known peaks in Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park. The ascent we propose here is one of the classic high mountain excursions in the Park and at the head of Amitges, a route that delights us with beautiful and spectacular landscapes, from the riverside forest at the beginning of the route to the granite rocks of the spectacular ridge that connects the peak of Amitges and the Tuc de Saboredo, passing by glacial lakes, waterfalls, crags and alpine meadows.
 
THE BEST OF THE ROUTE
- Admire one of the most beautiful spots in the Pyrenees: Sant Maurici lake, the Encantats and the Ratera waterfall.
- The high mountain refuge of Amitges, located in a magical enclave next to the Gran de Amitges lake and at the foot of the slender Agulles d'Amitges.
- The unforgettable views from the peak of Amitges and the Tuc de Saboredo in all directions.

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

Difficulty: High
Departure/arrival: Prat Pierró Parking
Total time: 11:00
Minimum altitude: 1635
Max Altitude: 2848
Accumulated slope: 1500
Total distance: 21km
Nearest town: Espot
Accumulated slope: 1500

MORE INFORMATION

 
- Duration: Full day.
 
- Total effective time (without stops): 11:00h in total: 3:15h from the Prat Pierró car park to the Amitges hut via Sant Maurici lake, 2:30h from the Amitges hut to the Amitges peak, 0:50h from the Amitges peak to the Tuc de Saboredo, 1:45h from the Tuc de Saboredo to the Amitges hut, 2:40h from the Amitges hut to the Prat Pierró car park.
 
- Accumulated difference in altitude: 1.500m
 
- Difficulty: High.
 
- Season: Summer and early autumn.
 
- Equipment: If there is snow and/or ice it is necessary to carry ice axe and crampons. It is necessary to find out about the state of the terrain beforehand and to equip ourselves with ice axe and crampons (especially if we do the route at the beginning of summer or in autumn).
 
- Cartography: Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. Sant Maurici sector. Scale 1:25.000. Editorial Alpina.
 
- Observations: We can divide the excursion into two days, spending the night at the Amitges refuge and leaving the ascent to the summits and the descent to Prat de Pierró for the second day.
 
- How to get there by car from the Hotel Les Brases:
From Sort we follow the C-13 road towards Esterri d'Àneu and the Aran Valley. We leave Llavorsí and Escaló behind us and just after the Torrassaón dam we turn left (W) towards Espot and the National Park of Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici. Arriving at Espot, cross the village on the right and continue for about 4 km to the Prat de Pierró car park.
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