CARROS DE FOC 2022 STARTS TODAY | 70KM | 9.200M+) AIGUES TORTES AND SANT MAURICI NATIONAL PARK TRAVERSE
CARROS DE FOC 2022 STARTS TODAY | 70KM | 9.200M+) AIGUES TORTES AND SANT MAURICI NATIONAL PARK TRAVERSE. Our SECTION TRAIL RUNNING PYRENEES celebrates the return of one of the great classic crossings of the Catalan Pyrenees.
La Carros de Foc 2022 premieres today Friday 3JUN, and will run during the four summer months until the end of September. Andreu SImón signed in 2020 the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for CARROS DE FOC with 9h22m36s
CARROS DE FOC 2022 STARTS TODAY | 70KM | 9.200M+
AIGUES TORTES AND SANT MAURICI NATIONAL PARK CROSSING
The 2008 edition was the first chronicle of our colleagues from carrerasdemontana.com. And it is that… it all began in the late eighties, when the guards of the shelters of the Park decided to make a courtesy visit to their companions in a single day.
Thus was born the Carros de Foc route that connects the nine refuges of Amitges, Saboredo, Colomers, La Restanca, Ventosa i Calvell, Estany Llong, Colomina, Josep M. Blanc and Ernest Mallafré.
Little by little the route became popular, and today it has become one of the essential classics of the Pyrenees.
From Els Encantats y Sant Maurici hasta the Circus of Colomers, from the Agulles d’Amitges hasta las vistas de los Besiberris que hay en el Ventosa: each section of the route forms an iconic route for some of the most beautiful and incredible forms that nature has given to our tierra.
And thios is how the forfait/pass was born and its keep by each hiker/runner who is able to stamp it in each shelter, as our colleague Pedro Gómez, already 14 years ago.
CARROS DE FOC (70K/DT9.200M)
MAP AND PROFILE.
The route adds a total of 70km and 9200 meters of accumulated altitude. It can be completed in both directions, starting with any shelter and taking as long as necessary, being the most common between four and seven days.
The organizers of the Carros de Foc make available to hikers a pass that can be stamped in all the shelters, as well as a reservation website for the shelters, a map – essential – of the route through the Editorial Alpina that you can see below and all the information and technical support that may be needed.
The prices of each modality are as different as the route or services contracted.
CARROCS D FOC 2022:
MARKING AND PASS.
The itinerary does not have a special marking as such. In some sections the itinerary shares a path with the GR 11 where we will find red and white paint marks.
Other sections are marked with wooden stakes painted yellow and most of the time we will follow the path thanks to the milestones (piles of stones) that other mountaineers built before us. The use of the map is essential.
So is the Ski Pass as, we point out above: It is the pass card that we will stamp in all the shelters through which we pass.
CARROS DE FOC 2022 offers in addition to the original classic crossing, three variants:
- Carros de Foc Plus, which adds to the nine original shelters the shelters of the Pla de la Font i del Gerdar.
- Carros de Roc: For lovers of the vertical, this version has also been arranged that adds to each section a climbing route to one of the peaks and needles of the park.
- Pedals de Foc: We can not forget of course the classic for mountain biking, by the perimeter of the park.
CARROS DE FOC OFFICIAL GUIDES COMPANY
The organization of the route makes available to walkers the possibility of hiring local guides trained and with years of experience in high mountains to be able to make the Carts in organized outings.
Do not forget that the Carros de Foc runs almost entirely above 2000 meters above sea level, reaching 2700 in its highest section, and therefore it is important to have knowledge of high mountains.
In addition, those responsible for the route want to warn that this year there is still a lot of accumulation of snow in the necks and in the highest areas, and that therefore the use of crampons and ice axe will be essential, at least, until the second half of June.
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