Author Archives: spanishhighs

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Karl & Hayley T – Scrambling (22 – 23 April 2017)

Hi Richard,

Big thanks to yourself and Felipe for a great couple of days in the hills…we really enjoyed it and learnt alot. Thanks for the checklist and routes…we’ll no doubt be back in the area again some time soon.

All the best
Karl & Hayley

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Stewart T – Walking, Scrambling & Via Ferrata Week (April 2017)

Had a great time with Sam and Laura, as you say they are really good people, and I enjoyed my time with them. I’ve offered them the flat in London for Christmas and New Year so they can experience a bit of grey dampness away from all your end to end sunshine.
Just written a review for Trip Advisor.
Thanks for everything, I came a bit stressed and wired and had such a great time with you both, and of course Ms dry martini.
Best wishes to Jose and Felipe, and I’ll be in touch about both trips!
Stewart
Posted in Scrambling, Testimonials, Via Ferrata, Walking & Hiking
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Jules A – Walking Alpujarras (20th April 2017)

I just wanted to say what an amazing day I’ve had. Stewart was lovely and Jose is such a fantastic guide. I really can’t apologise enough for the series of cock ups leading up to the trek but it really was wonderful and I’m very grateful. I will be recommending you and would love to come back sometime.

Posted in Alpujarras, Testimonials, Walking & Hiking
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Bonita W – Walking Granada & Sierra Nevada (April 2017)

Fantastic two days – with totally diverse scenery and walking – very informative and interesting. Thank you Richard, Victoria! Clive and Jose – look forward to coming again. 🙂

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Shaun W & Damir B – Mulhacen (March 2017)

Just wanted to drop you an email to say thanks to you and your team for making our trip up to Mulhacen a very special one. If you can pass on a particular thanks to Nick for us that would be appreciated. He’s a top man and a great guide.  Nick mentioned the alpine training course you do and it might be something we are interested in trying in the future. Thanks Again

Shaun

Added comments from Damir B who joined the same trip

By the way, Nick rules, he’s the best guide on the planet. I had some fantastic time. I am grateful to everyone in Spanish Highs.

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Richard & Michelle M – Alpujarra Walking (March 2017)

After leaving Lanjaron on Friday morning, we drove along the coast and stopped off at the caves of Nerja. I think Nick (and possibly you as well) had told us that they were worth a visit if we were passing, but not to expect too much. In fact, we were very impressed and thought they were well worth a visit! (If you go with fairly low expectations, you can often be surprised on the up-side!) For anyone wanting to fill in a few hours between Lanjaron and Malaga, we felt that this was a good option.

The flight was uneventful although Bristol airport was in thick fog (welcome back to the UK!) and so we had to circle before we could land. And then the battery in our car had gone flat – but great service from Silver Parking at Bristol – they had a man with a charger circulating the car park and he had us started within minutes.

All in all, we had a great holiday – our thanks to you, Kiersten, Nick and Andrew – great walks with good company!

Review left on trip advisor:
We booked the 6 days Alpujarras Escape walking tour, then allowed ourselves a couple of rest days before we did the 2 days Mulhacen ascent. We stayed in the Hotel Espana in Lanjaron, which was clean and friendly (and seemed to be popular with the locals!) We could not fault the organisation of our holiday in any way. A great variety of walks with three different leaders – Kiersten, Andrew and Nick – all of whom were great – good company, attentive to what we wanted to get out of our holiday and knowledgeable in their different ways (e.g. bird watching, farming and local customs). The walk up to the Refugio Poqueira was delightful. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t so good on our summit day and the top of Mulhacen was in thick cloud with strong winds. Thanks to Nick for getting us to the top and back down again safely! A great holiday – we will return!

Read full review here!

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Richard B -Ski Touring (January 2017)

A quick thank you for a great hike on Friday with Martin.

We ski-toured Cartujo which was brilliant! Conditions were varied and my skiing needs so work but Martin was an excellent guide and we had a great day. Felt pushed pretty hard but that’s what I wanted.

Thanks again – look forward to coming back again soon.

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Cameron M – Mulhacen Ascent (6th December 2016)

We just completed a 2 day trek to the highest point in Spains mainland with Spanish Highs. This was such an amazing experience and to make it even better the guides Felipe and Nick were the best. When the times got tough Felipe and Nick got the group going and our entire group summited. We felt in safe hands the whole time and the view from the top was worth the slog. Highly recommend them!

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Kennith B – Mulhacen (6th December 2016)

Going up to climb Mulhacen, Spain’s highest main land mountain…and quite high for Europe. I did it over two days. 1000m up day one, 1000m up day two, 2000m down day two.

Everything wasn’t a problem, email and the answer was almost straight back.

Walking. Don’t get me wrong, you need to put in the effort, but you will be rewarded,

A camera is a must. The views are spectacular. Clouds at 2000m and you are at 3500m.. Sunrise next day… Imagine the ground can’t see what you see.

Be prepare to wear snow shows… never done that before. still got to the summit and never went over the side, but you do walk differently.

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Marilia – (Birthday on Mulhacen November 2016)

We made a two day climb of peak Mulhacen for my 50th birthday. It was a great experience! Everything was perfect! The guides, Filipe and Nick, were very nice, helpful, supportive, and fun ☺

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