From April until end November we offer a 5 day high mountain tour that takes in some of the finest ridges of the Sierra Nevada. Wild camping or unguarded refuges.
Some of the best scrambles in the Sierra Nevada mountains for those in search of adventure or an adrenaline rush. We take you on the five high mountain scrambles as detailed in Richard Hartley's Cicerone Guide to the Sierra Nevada. In all, three on ridges and two up buttresses.
Helmet, harness and rope are essential for security on all of these scrambles and all become major winter mountaineering routes under snow and ice (PD+ to AD+)
Along with 9 other friends I spent a week with these guys. Take it from me Richard and his team are excellent. If you want adventure in Sierra Nevada then go with these guys. Helpful, professional, good fun.
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.
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
From June to October each year. Minimum 2 persons. Most days you will travel lightweight, returning to base camp overnight. Generally high quality scrambling with long exposed sections. Maybe 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!
Spanish Highs Tours Ltd
Company Number 09960909 Registered in England & Wales
Head Office: 41 Axholme Drive, Epworth, DN91EL, North Lincolnshire, UK. Registered Office: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, England
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