At 10.00am on a beautifully clear day, we assembled at the col de Creu between Matermale and Sansa for the second of our winter snowshoe walks.
Our previous walk in the valley of Planès had been a great success so this time we had planned a bbq at the unguarded refuge les Estagnols, on the slopes of the Madres peak.

Winter is here & it’s time to have fun… in the mountains. The Pyrenees Orientales are not just about beaches, wine and rugby. Winter brings a whole array of new activities and the mountains of the P.O. are the perfect playground.

Far from the hussle and bussle of the pistes we offer you the chance of a pure wilderness experience. Discover the real mountains, the wildlife and the adventure of exploring away from the trodden paths with an experienced and qualified guide.

Growing up between the game reserves in South Africa and the wilderness of the Australian outback, Ian Pendry discovered a love for nature early on in life. At university in Sheffield he met Angela, an international mountain bike racer and skilled ski mountaineer. The rest, as they say, is history.

It seems that the skiers who are the most at risk on the ski slopes are young females under the age of 25, who are 3.5 times more likely to have a fall leading to a sprained knee or ankle than the male of the species!

Snowshoe Walk Capcir Valley
Winter 2017 has arrived with a bank in the high valley of the Capcir. 4 days of storms and heavy snow has left the mountains with a high avalanche risk but in the forests there are perfect and safe conditions for exploring on snowshoes.

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