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

Rescue in the Sierra Nevada in cases of negligence

Rescue in the Sierra Nevada in cases of negligence

Rescued trekkers and climbers are to be charged the cost of recovery if they are found to have acted in what is deemed to be an unreasonable or negligent way, say the spanish government. This is to be implemented from the beginning of October 2009.

West ridge of the Puntal de la Caldera, Sierra Nevada

West ridge of the Puntal de la Caldera, Sierra Nevada

The attractive peak of the Puntal de la Caldera (3223m) with the Laguna de la Caldera nestling at it's feet makes a spectacular setting. Many times in winter during Alpine Winter Skills Training courses we have sat atop it's narrow summit after ascended via it's east ridge from the Collado del Ciervo. A fine route, much better and more interesting, in my opinion, than the higher, bulky form of Mulhacen (3482m) to it's immediate east.

Trekking the 3000m peaks of the Spain’s Sierra Nevada

Trekking the 3000m peaks of the Spain’s Sierra Nevada

The following trip report was sent in by Volker Krenz after a 4 day trek in the Sierra Nevada covering "Los Tres Miles". This is a wonderful high altitude trek covering the major 3000m peaks in the range. We supported him in his self guided trek by dropping him off at high trailheads above Lanjaron.

Advice summer walking on Los Tres Miles, Sierra Nevada

Advice summer walking on Los Tres Miles, Sierra Nevada

The following detailed report is by Chiz Dakin of Peak Images. She joined us on one of our 5 day Los Tres Miles, 3000m peak traverses, in the Sierra Nevada. It provided interesting reading and a good summary of this adventurous trek for those interested in following in her footsteps.

Spaghetti Western Film Locations near Tabernas

Spaghetti Western Film Locations near Tabernas

"Walking in the footsteps of Clint Eastwood"

Patagonia Icefield Expedition Diary 2010

Patagonia Icefield Expedition Diary 2010

Report from Jane Fields on her experiences on the Patagonian Icefield Expedition in 2010 Rolling across the Patagonian Steppe on un-surfaced roads on a crowded bus was how this journey began. Nothing for miles but open grassland and hills on the horizon. My daydreams were interrupted by a stop at an Inn in the middle of nowhere where we were treated to coffee and delicious home-made cakes.

El Pulpito - mountain gem in the heart of the Sierra Nevada

El Pulpito - mountain gem in the heart of the Sierra Nevada

Things conspired against us from the start. A red wine or two more than we should have the night before, a late start and adverse weather. We parked the car above Capileira and made our way up the Poqueira Gorge on the normal route to the Refugio Poqueira. We had no real agenda other than to have a good time in the mountains.

Los Tres Miles traverse the main peaks of the Sierra Nevada

Los Tres Miles traverse the main peaks of the Sierra Nevada

So there we were, loaded up with 5 days of equipment and food. Richard, of Spanish Highs Mountain Guides, dropped us off at the trailhead near the Ventura Hut at 2250m above the town of Lanjaron in the Alpujarra region of Andalucia, Spain.

Favourite Mountaineering Quotes - some funny, some serious

Favourite Mountaineering Quotes - some funny, some serious

A collection of some of the finest and favourite mountaineering quotes of all time