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Ascent to Vega de Urriellu

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After a short transfer, a spectacular walk takes you right into the heart of the Picos de Europas.
difficult
Distance 17.7 km
7:00 h
1,136 m
1,224 m
Your morning transfer takes you from Sotres through meadows up to the Collado Pandebano (1240m), where you'll have a steep ascent to the foot of Picu Urriellu (2,519m). Here you'll find the Vega de Urriellu, a small refuge hut. The refuge is well stocked with drinks and snacks which are brought up by horseback each day from Pandébano. . A Lunar landscapes will compliment your walk as you ascend. Truly beautiful!
Difficulty
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Highest point
1,982 m
Lowest point
866 m
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Start

Collado Pandebano (1,117 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.232502, -4.779451
DMS
43°13'57.0"N 4°46'46.0"W
UTM
30T 355506 4788171
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Destination

Sotres

Turn-by-turn directions

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Coordinates

DD
43.232502, -4.779451
DMS
43°13'57.0"N 4°46'46.0"W
UTM
30T 355506 4788171
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.7 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
1,136 m
Descent
1,224 m

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