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|Elevation||3,144 m (10,315 ft)|
|Prominence||849 m (2,785 ft) |
|Listing||List of mountains in Aragon|
Alto Gállego, Aragon, Spain
|First ascent||August 8, 1825|
|Easiest route||Las Neous glacier|
Balaitús marks the starting point of the High Pyrenees. Its height is 3,144 metres (10,315 ft) AMSL, and it is the nearest mountain to the Atlantic coast to surpass 3,000 metres (9,800 ft). Its name may come from the Occitan words "vath" (valley) and "leitosa" (milky). Another Spanish name for the mountain is Pico de los Moros (Moors' peak).
There are several ascent routes to the summit, none of them are easy, mainly because of the vertical drop of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) from all directions.
- "Balaitus - peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
- (in Spanish) Ascent to Balaïtous through Las Neous
- (in Spanish) Ascent to Balaïtous through Brecha Latour
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