We left our cars at the Hoya de la Mora at 2500m above the Sierra Nevada ski town. From there a bus takes you up to 3100m at Los Posiciones which saves the legs a couple of hours of uphill effort. At Los Posiciones, watch the hordes making their way towards Veleta and then turn opposite! Head north along the upper part of the Tajos del Campanario ridge. All along the journey north the cliff of the Tajos del Campanario have been looming on the right. Ahead, some 50m is a metal cross/sign of some sort. Turn right here and descend 10 metres. The start of the path is marked by a large cairn. This is the start of the Veredon Inferior
Leave the summer crowds heading up Mulhacen behind and instead have a go at the Vasar de Mulhacen which takes an improbable looking horizontal shelf across the seemingly vertical north face of Mulhacén to reach the peak of Puntal de Siete Lagunas. An adrenaline-filled but very straightforward walk to a superb summit with only one short section where the hands need to leave the pockets.
This is a superb mountain day out to one of the finest summits in the Sierra Nevada region. Thoroughly recommended if you are in the Granada region as a day hike.
The peak of Silleta de Padul may only have a moderate altitude of 1534m but it does give superb views in all directions and is well worth the effort involved in reaching it's summit. I had only previously climbed the Silleta de Padul from the north, so thought it was about time I had a go from the south.
A collection of some of the finest and favourite mountaineering quotes of all time
The Sierra Nevada are an unforgettable destination to explore, but it can be a bit of a headache to work out how to get here. In the article below we will explore the different options available to you whether you are interested in travelling by air, rail or road. We will also provide you with some top tips to help you save money and time when you start organising your trip to the magical Sierra Nevada.
Our plan was to spend 6 days in total trekking the long distance Sulayr GR240 from las Rozas near Abrucena in the east, heading west to the Refugio Postero Alto near Jerez de Marquesado. Then we would "nip" over the Puerto de Trevelez and finish up in the village of Trevelez in the Alpujarras
In summary then, if you are looking for a good all round trekking and scrambling boot but if like me, you don't want a Goretex lining, then the Scarpa Marmolada is well worth considering.
I had done some scrambling and low-grade rock climbing in the past but as a non-climber, I was uncertain as to whether the Raspones ridge was within my capabilities. In November 2012 I would find out, when I was invited to join a Spanish Highs team.
I have been fortunate enough in my life to visit Patagonia 6 times and gaze with wonder and awe at the peak of Cerro Torre. Quite simply, one of the best looking mountains in the world and proof that mountains don't have to be judged in terms of height, as Cerro Torre stands a mere 3128m above sea level.
The east face of Cerro de los Machos is one of the most attractive routes for mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada and although it is infrequently climbed, it is a dream of many. From the base of the face to the summit (3327m) there is at least 300 meters of ascent, some routes there reaching 500 meters.
Running has always been a sport of simplicity. It requires very little ‘equipment’ and utilises a range of motion that can be most economically described as ‘put one foot in front of the other; repeat.’ However, rather than being monotonous or boring, the simplicity of running engenders a sense of freedom – an experience that can often feel like a tonic in today’s complex, technology riddled and attention demanding world.