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Alpine Ridges Tour, Sierra Nevada
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Alpine Ridges of the Sierra Nevada
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The Sierra Nevadas Finest Alpine Ridges
The Sierra Nevadas finest Alpine Ridges

Climb the Alpine Ridges of the Sierra Nevada, Spain

Discover the year round mountaineering and scrambling potential of the Alpine Ridges of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain

Summer or Winter? This is a year round 5 day high mountain tour that takes in some of the finest ridges of the Sierra Nevada. Wild camping or unguarded refuges.

Dates- December to May

Prices - from €75 per person per day

Accommodation - hotels from €30 per person per night (sharing)

Walking grades (days)
Tough

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4 classic alpine ridges in 5 days

  • Day 1 - Ascend to Refugio Poqueira (guarded)
  • Day 2 - Los Raspones de Rio Seco. Winter Alpine AD+. Summer Diff. Rock 3. Camp Laguna Galbata.
  • Day 3 - NW Espolon Puntal de la caldera/Traverse of Puntal de la Caldera. Winter Alpine PD+. Summer grade 3S scramble. Camp Rio Seco
  • Day 4 - Cerro de los Machos to Veleta. Winter Alpine AD. Summer Diff. Rock 3. Camp Laguna Misterioso
  • Day 5 - NW ridge of Tozal de Cartujo. Winter Alpine AD. Summer grade 2 scramble (1 abseil and 1 section rock 3). Out to Capileira

Further Information

Pick up/drop off in Granada (Alhambra area) or Lanjaron, Alpujarras

Trip Reports Photos Mountains, environment & safety

Summer Alpine Ridges

Seasonal Notes - Summer


From January to May each year. Minimum 2 persons. Full on multi-day winter climbing and as such a certain amount of hardship will have to be be endured and weight carried.

Participants must have been on our Winter Skills or Alpine Courses or at least a course of similar standard

Evening Day 1 - Refugio Poqueira (guarded)

Evening Day 2, 3 - Refugio Villavientos (unguarded)

Evening Day 4 - Refugio Carihuela (unguarded)

Alternatives include - Tajos de la Virgen ridge. Grade Alpine PD+ with a couple of exposed sections. Long "alpine" type ridge with extensive views

Winter Alpine Ridges

Seasonal Notes - Winter


From June to October each year. Minimum 2 persons. Most days you will travel lightweight, returning to base camp overnight. Generally high quality scrambling withg long exposed sections. Some simple abseils.

Participants must be able to feel confident rope handling while moving together and essential to have a good head for heights! Our summer scrambling courses are an ideal to learn the basics

Evening Day 1, 2 ,3 - Wild camp in upper valley Rio Seco

Evening Day 4 - Wild camp Laguna Misterioso

Alternatives include - Tajos de la Virgen ridge. Grade 1 with a couple of exposed sections. Long "alpine" type ridge with extensive views

Routes and itineraries may have to change (especially in winter) should snow, ice or weather conditions dictate!

Photo Gallery


Video - Winter Trailer


Ok, its a bit over the top with the "Hollywood" effects. But it's a bit of fun!

alpine ridges video