Pica d’Estats is the highest mountain in Catalonia. It was first climbed in 1864 by Henry Russell and Jean-Jacques Denjean.
It is formed by three peaks, all lying close to each other:
- Central peak (3,143 m)
- Western peak, or Pic de Verdaguer, (3,131 m)
- Eastern peak, or Punta Gabarró, (3,115 m)
The Pica d’Estats is the highest mountain of Catalonia and Ariège . That should make it worth a visit. But that is not everything. The massif of the Pica d’Estats includes six of the three-thousanders of the Pyrenees (Rodó de Canalbona, Punta Gabarró, Pica d’Estats, Pic Verdaguer, Pic de Sotllo and Montcalm) and is placed in one of the most isolated areas you can find nowadays in the Pyrenees.
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