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Sea to Summit (Mulhacen) Challenge in under 24 hours

in  Trekking, Travel, Mulhacen  

A Charity Challenge from the Mediterranean Sea to the summit of Mulhacen in under 24 hours on 21st April 2018 by Nick Cranham of Spanish Highs Now, Nick Cranham is a pretty tough guy and is used to difficult and arduous challenges. But on 21st April 2018 he will attempt possibly his greatest challenge yet. A walk from the Mediterranean Sea at Rábita northwards to Albuñol, over the Sierra de Contraviesa to Lobras and Juviles in La Alpujarra, before climbing up to the summit of Mulhacén, at 3482m the highest point in mainland Spain via Siete Lagunas.
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Winter Skills Mountaineering Courses in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

in  Mountaineering, Travel, Trip reports, Video  , , , , , , ,

Join us on one of our winter skills mountaineering courses in the high, snow sure Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain Learn basic use of ice axe and crampons, simple winter belaying and alpine skills to give you the necessary confidence to go off and enjoy the winters mountains. We have been running these winter skills mountaineering courses here in Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains successfully since 2003. In that time we have helped hundreds of hill walkers and scramblers to take their first steps in becoming winter mountaineers and budding alpinists.
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In Search Of Sunday Solitude up the Poquiera valley

in  Walking, trip-reports, spain

Guest writer Ian Tupman describes a walk into the western side of the Poqueira valley, above Capileira Last week I made a short trip back to Salobreña on the Costa Tropical. I had some business appointments during the week but I hoped to spend at least one day walking in the mountains. It rained heavily on the Friday night with more rain on the Saturday but the forecast for the Sunday was good.
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18 mountaineers rescued in the mists of Sierra Nevada

in  Walking, Rescues, Accidents

The Guardia Civil had to carry out 6 helicopter flights in the Sierra Nevada to rescue 18 mountaineers Unbelievable I know but 18 mountaineers had to be rescued from the Sierra Nevada over the past weekend even though we are still officially in “summer” mode. My translation of the newspaper article is below which summarises the events over the weekend. But, what lessons can be learned from this? In my opinion
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Unguided Trekking and Wild Camping in the Sierra Nevada

in  Trekking, Mulhacen, Alcazaba, Trip Reports  , ,

Trip report in the Sierra Nevada from 2nd to 7th August 2017 Words and photos courtesy of Jennifer Stott Day 1 – Day of most ascent (1,730 metres) I set off from LOMA DE LOS CUARTOS. Immediately I was feeling the heat and altitude, which was making my 12Kg bag feel a lot heavier! I headed East (away from my final destination), to extend the suggested route. I walked off the path, and down into 3x valleys, where I stopped to dip my already hot feet in a stream.
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