Andorra didn’t exist to us so Coma Pedrosa was not something that we had ever even fathomed. Our first realisation of what Andorra was was when we were leaving the country and we saw a sign saying welcome to France. We looked at one another and were like ‘did we just drive through a country..??.. Lets turn around and go look’.
Andorra is tiny and can be easy to miss but I am really happy we decided to turn around. We had no idea what was there, we found an open wifi network in a parking lot and started looking at our options. One of us googled highest mountain in Andorra while the other searched for waterfalls. Besides beaches and waves, mountains and waterfalls are the main things that are constantly sought out no matter where we end up, so being a land locked country there were really only two options. Our search led us to Coma Pedrosa, it seemed like the most logical choice. It was after all the biggest and thats what we were after. We were a little late leaving but we figured we could make it up and down before the sun left us.
We took our time going up just keeping what ever pace felt comfortable and taking in the view. We saw no one, not a single human the entire time, which I felt may have been unusual but we had no idea about anything really. The whole hike took about 8 hours maybe 9 and towards the end we were in a rush to beat the sun and arrived back to the car on dark, semi freezing and completely starving.
Sitting atop the summit.
We woke up in our tents, they had had ice inside them…. I didn’t know what to do. We were not ready for that. We didn’t know what it was like to sleep in the cold, it never gets below 15C where we are from. I ran straight to the car and turned it on and blasted the heater then ran back to my sleeping bag. We thawed out in the car trying to get feeling back into our hands and fingers before packing up and heading on.