Beyond Horizons

El Pueyo – Monte Perdido | 71 km.

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By Juanjo Diaz de Argandoña
Camera Nikon D5100 @ ISO160 – 1/800
Lens Tamron 150-600mm Di VC USD @ 250 mm.
Date October 29th 2017 – 15:58
One of the best hills aside the Pyrenees with the best views over the entire chain is located in Barbastro, Huesca.
An small hill, about 150 meters above sea level, provides the elevation needed to watch over the surrounding terrain and have a direct face – to – face view with one of the highest mountains in the Pyrenees.

Monte Perdido, toping at 3.355 meters, is the third highest massif in the Pyrenees, only surpassed by Aneto at 3.404 meters and Posets at 3.3369 meters. Together with Pico de Añisclo, on its right in the picture, and Pico de la Olas, further right, is known as “Las 3 Sorores” from an ancient story of the area.

Autumn – Spring comparison. Same subject and same location.

Despite its name, meaning “Lost Mountain”, is one of the easiest ones to view from the South and also one of the most impressive to be climbed, with a characteristic display of rocks and layers typical from a Calcareous massif as it is.

The panorama view is composed of 5 different images, taken in vertical mode to provide greater detail in all areas. This is always a very good advice for those trying to capture long distance panoramas and willing to maintain details and context at the same time.

A crop provides also a nice view of Monte Perdido and its neighbours, Cilindro de Marboré on the left and Pico de Añisclo on the right.

“Las 3 Sorores” as seen from Monasterio del Pueyo, Barbastro

A nice comparison with the simulation from udeuschle can put name to more summits in the area:

All credits go to http://www.udeuschle.selfhost.pro

And for those looking carefully, you might have already noticed that there is another “giant” of the right of the image, that does not belong to the Monte Perdido Massif.

It is “La Munia” rising above the lower mountains in front:

Characteristic black “La Munia” from behind the lower mountains
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