Life in the deep freeze

[alert style=”success” close=”false”]We spent an extremely cold November night in a refuge in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Hard to believe that this was in fact southern Spain![/alert]

In the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain we can expect some bad weather in November. This is normally the month when the major snows fall. We had a three day crossing of the mountain range booked for four clients in the last week of the month. Up to then we had “endured” endless ...

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Love the Sierra Nevada? Come and help restore a mountain refuge!

Finally, we have the authorization from the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada to perform the work that we scheduled for the Refugio de Caballo. The work is to fit a new window and waterproof the roof before the coming winter. We have organised the work to be done on Sunday 4th November 2012. If enough people come along then we shall clean the refuge and it’s surrroundings

For all lovers of the Sierra Nevada. WE NEED YOU!

Date: November 4 2012 (Sunday)
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Wild night bivouac at the Refugio de Caballo, Sierra Nevada

Our group spent a rather wild 2 days ascending to the Refugio de Caballo with the intent to do some winter mountaineering in the area. In the event, strong winds and severe icing had them beating a retreat for the valley the following day.

Thanks to Ian Tupman, from the Costa Tropical who sent in this report about his night at the hut and how the newly restored hut coped with the extreme conditions. I have passed this onto Continue Reading →

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Tajos Altos, the hidden mountain of the Sierra Nevada

Tajos Altos is a somewhat reclusive mountain. From the west of the Sierras and the vega of Granada it is just a small lump on a long, seemingly flat ridge. From the north and south it is prominent, but often mistaken for Veleta, the Pico del Cartujo or some other more well known peak. But it is in fact a superb mountain in it’s own right.

Depending on which map you use Tajos Altos can be difficult to identify. Sometimes it ...

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An initiative to restore, clean and repair the Refugio de Caballo

The Refugio de Caballo is in a spectacular and majestic setting high above the Lanjaron valley just below the summit of the Cerro de Caballo (3009m). It is used in both summer and winter as a place to spend the night.

More information at Mountain refugios and shelters of the Sierra Nevada

During last winter we noticed a deterioration of the refuge. The door had come off it’s hinges and the window areas ...

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