Supporting mountaineers and backcountry skiers in the Sierra Nevada since 2002
We provide a support service for self guided mountaineers and ski tourers in the winter months which including transport, accommodation, gear rental and advice.
Why come to the Sierra Nevada?
transfers, accommodation, mountain drop off/pick up points, equipment
hire and snow/climbing advice from the people who live here. 100
% Snow guarantee. Sun almost guaranteed. Compare this and our prices
to an equivalent stay in Scotland! So why come here?
reliable winter climbing from mid-December
until the end of April.
Any duration, any start date!
100% snow guarantee. 90% chance of sun as well!
in comfortable hotel or apartment in Lanjaron, conveniently placed about 1hrs drive from both
the main northern and southern approaches to the range. Airport transfer
is 2hrs drive. There are bars, restaurants and a disco within 3 minutes
walk of the accommodation.
Food and drink:
prices at least half that of the UK. Andalucia
is also one of the few places in Spain providing free tapas with all
with 27 - 3,000m+ peaks the area is not lacking.
Harder climbs are to be found on the north faces of Veleta, Mulhacen,
Los Machos and Alcazaba. Climbs are of exploratory nature and its
quite common to be in complete isolation on the climbs.
1 very modern guarded hut with 84 beds (Poqueira
Refugio). Otherwise there are many unguarded huts in the mountains.
We can advise on suitability.
Lanjaron is about 5.5 hrs away from London and 6 hrs
away from Leeds (Fort William about 9hrs from London and 6 hrs from
Leeds, traffic permitting!)
Editorial Alpina Mapa Excursionista y Turistico,
Sierra Nevada La Alpujarra, Escala 1:40,000
"Great week! Home safe and sound. Enjoyed our dealings/meeting
with people in your team. Nice scene I like informal, but reliable..good.
So thanks! Have a feeling will certainly be seeing you again. " Felix
Jackson, Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, Feb 08
We are in the course of producing an online guidebook
to this area. This great climbing venue is still relatively unknown
in the UK. The area provides a fantastic alternative to Scotland with
much more chance of that magical combination of snow and sun! We are
currently working on a climbing guide to the area. We would welcome
any feed back from climbers who have visited the area and have tried
out any of the climbs. This guidebook forms part of our website and
is available for anybody to use. It will give climbers a flavour of
whats' on offer. Use it as inspiration!
"I just wanted to say thanks for making our trip to Spain such
an enjoyable one. I really felt you did what you could to make our
trip a success" (Tom Margrain, South Wales Mountaineering Club,
This photo album complied by a self guided group from London who spent 2 days climbing the Raspones de Rio Seco in deep snows
How Much Will It Cost?
Take advantage of cheap winter mid-week flights to Malaga or Granada
from most UK airports.
"Tailor make" your holiday from the following costs: (all prices in
Airport transfers - Granada (€40), Malaga (€90), Almeria (€95)
Accommodation - €24 per person per night (unless upgrade - see accommodation
Advice, route maps, route cards - FOC
Gear storage whilst in mountains - FOC
Advice regarding snow and climbing conditions, approach routes and
hut selection - FOC
Transportation to drop off and pick up points:
Sierra Nevada (Hoya de Mora) - for Veleta and the north - €50
(up to 4 clients)
Capileira - for Poqueira Hut, Mulhacen and southern approach - €40 (up to 4 clients)
Trevelez - for Siete Lagunas and Alcazaba - €45 (up to 4 clients)
Equipment hire - See our gear selection
Extras: Poqueira Hut fees (approx €15 per person per night).
Food and drink - as a guide, food and drink is about half the price
of that in the UK
Satellite communicators and access to emergency services at all times (vast areas of the Sierras have no mobile signal!) - we provide support services with the emergency services foc. Contact us if you wish to hire Satellite Communication Phones or Locators on your trip to the Sierra Nevada.
Sample itinerary for Climbers
Sample itinerary and costs (all in euros) for party of 4 (6 days):
Day 1 - Arrive Malaga. Transfer to Lanjaron (€90). Overnight in hotel/apartments
Day 2 - Transport to Hoya de Mora (€45). Climb up to Cariguela Hut at 3229 metres.
Day 3 - Climb on Veleta north face. Walk across to Caldera Refugio (3030 metres).
Day 4 - Climb Puntal de La Caldera or on Mulhacen's N face. Overnight
Poqueira Hut (€60).
Day 5 - Gully climbs on the Raspones or Rio Crestones. Return down Poqueira
gorge for pick up at Capileira (40). Overnight at bunkhouse in Lanjaron
Day 6 - Return to Malaga airport for flight home (€90).
Total cost is €472 excl flights, food and drink i.e. €118 per