Articles and Blogs, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Articles & Trip Reports - sierra-nevada, Spain & Patagonia

Articles and Blogs, Sierra Nevada, Spain
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A collection of mountain related articles written by various guest writers dating back to 2008

18 mountaineers rescued in the mists of Sierra Nevada

18 mountaineers rescued in the mists of Sierra Nevada

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.

Unguided Trekking and Wild Camping in the Sierra Nevada

Unguided Trekking and Wild Camping in the Sierra Nevada

Words and photos courtesy of Jennifer Stott

NEW for 2017 Walking with Nature - Special Offer Inside

NEW for 2017 Walking with Nature - Special Offer Inside

Next dates for this 6 night, 5 day tour will be 28th May - 3rd June 2017. It’s an opportunity to explore the wildlife of the Alpujarras and enjoy the surrounding area on guided nature tours.

Video of the Espolón de Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada

Video of the Espolón de Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada

A great scrambling route for the experienced mountaineer.

Patagonian Icecap Expedition 2016

Patagonian Icecap Expedition 2016

The expedition was beset by unsettled weather and enforced route changes due to unseasonal warm weather.

Sierra Nevada High Peaks Infographic

Sierra Nevada High Peaks Infographic

Sierra Nevada infographic on the high peaks which includes the top ten ascents by height.

A day in the Sierra Nevada doesn't have to reach a summit!

A day in the Sierra Nevada doesn't have to reach a summit!

This is good news though for those who prefer to forgo the crowded mountain peaks and trails and disappear into their own world. A world of quiet, peace, tranquillity and superb natural scenery few others will get to see. One such day, we were privileged to enjoy yesterday.

Out of my comfort zone scrambling Tozal del Cartujo

Out of my comfort zone scrambling Tozal del Cartujo

A report below from Kiersten Rowland of Spanish Highs about her recent scrambling day she had with us on the Tozal del Cartujo in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Arista Sur de La Sagra - Scrambles in Andalucia

Arista Sur de La Sagra - Scrambles in Andalucia

In the north-east corner of the Granada province and half an hour to the north of Huescar, the south ridge of La Sagra is advertised as one of the best scrambling routes in Andalucía. Last week Felipe Nieto and I decided to take a look.

A Hard Nut To Crack

A Hard Nut To Crack

It forms part of a north-south ridge and is much visited, being on a popular walking route behind the town of Nerja. I walked this route in January 2015 and impressive as the Almendrón is, I was more intrigued by its little brother, Almendrillo. From the path I thought I could see a stone cairn on the summit and there appeared to be three possible routes of ascent: the first via the north ridge, the second via the much steeper east ridge and the third via the precarious-looking south ridge. Whichever route was taken, it would require a rope of at least two people and more than a little nerve.

Summer Trekking & Scrambling Ideas in the high Sierra Nevada

Summer Trekking & Scrambling Ideas in the high Sierra Nevada

With the onset of June winter relents, snow melts and the high Sierra Nevada mountains cease to be the domain of winter mountaineers. Now trekkers and scramblers can escape the heat of the baking Granada plains and costas and head for the fresh cool air of the mountains!

A Ridge Too Far - A Wild, Remote Trek in the Sierra Nevada

A Ridge Too Far - A Wild, Remote Trek in the Sierra Nevada

Many thanks to guest writer Ian Tupman for this report and photos from a visit to a relatively unknown but wild and remote area of the Sierra Nevada