Snow Climb of Pico

Come and get to know the real Azores snow, climbing the Pico Mountain!

A unique experience where you can feel your adrenalin rising! With a specific microclimate thata allows snowfall in Pico Mountain only between January and April and not every day this is indeed a unique adventure and eXPerience. When this snowfall happens it is a breathtaking scenario and a unique opportunity for some adventurous people to try to climb the mountain with snow making this climb even more special.

 

DETAILS OF ACTIVITY

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DIFFICULTY: Hard

DURATION : 8 am / 5 pm,  7 to 8h duration

ALTITUDE: 2351 MT 7713 FT

ALTITUDE AT WHICH BEGINS: 1230 MT

PARTICIPANTS: Maximum of 15 pax

 

POINTS OF INTEREST:

  • Snow and ice formations
  • The invigorating spirit of a snowy clim in Azores
  • Ice and snow view from atop of the Pico Mountain
  • View over the crater and Piquinho covered in white snow
  • Vistapoint to the islands Central Group

 

INCLUDED:

Certified Pico Guide, Personal Accident Insurance, Tax and Fees, Hike Sticks, Crampons, Transfer from Madalena.

NOT INCLUDED:

Backpack, clothing, food and water.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Hiking boots or shoes, light but warm clothing, extra socks, 25l capacity backpack, rain/wind jacked and pants, wool or fleece hat, water bottle(s) in a total of at least 1,5 L, energy snacks (ex: sandwich, chocolate, cereal bars, fruit) sunscreen and sunglasses (ideally polarized for sun and snow reflex eye protection).

 

DISCLAIMER:

All activities are dependent of weather conditions and of the guide’s assessment of heath and safety conditions for any participant. People who are going to do this activity should have some physical condition and no health problems. They should also have experience walking in trails ranked at some difficulty level and with steeper slopes and loose stones, rocks and dirt. The trails have as maximum extension of about 4 km of climb and the trail that the group takes to go up will be the same to descend.

The meeting point is at the Mountain’s House House at an altitude of 1230 meters. Then we will climb and ascend to the summit of Pico with an altitude of 2351 meters. The walk lasts about 3 to 4 hours of climb and about the same time to descend.

 

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GPS Route from the climb to the Pico

 

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