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

Alpine Mountaineering, N Faces of the Sierra Nevada

Alpine Mountaineering, N Faces of the Sierra Nevada

The majority of the classic routes on these faces are of AD standard. Sure there are a few harder climbs and also some for the climber who searches for routes of PD standard. As you can see from this collection of photos there is plenty to go at! In particular the north faces of Alcazaba, Mulhacen, Puntal de la Caldera, Juego de Bolos, Cerro de los Machos and Veleta provide good sport.

Don't Climb the Yellow Ice, Ice climbing, Sierra Nevada

Don't Climb the Yellow Ice, Ice climbing, Sierra Nevada

Report and some photos from a couple of days ago at 2500m in the Sierra Nevada. With the cold temperatures of recent weeks the "Cascadas de Los Militares" has come into condition. We just had to go and have a look!

Safety Checklist for the Sierra Nevada Winter Mountains

Safety Checklist for the Sierra Nevada Winter Mountains

After the tragic events of the last few days though I thought it may be wise to put out some helpful safety notes for those intending to head for the higher Sierra Nevada mountains this winter. Most of this is common sense but it may act as a useful checklist before your trip.

Expedition Trip Report Patagonian Icecap November 2014

Expedition Trip Report Patagonian Icecap November 2014

A trip report, photos and video links together with some personal thoughts, recommendations and musings after this years expedition to the Patagonian Icecap in November 2014 (by Richard Hartley of Spanish Highs)

On Thursday we begin our 2014 Patagonian Icecap Adventure

On Thursday we begin our 2014 Patagonian Icecap Adventure

Thursday we leave for Argentina and one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, the Patagonian Icecap. Who knows what adventures it will bring? What surprises it has in store for us?

Sierra Nevada Ski Tours, Courses & holidays

Sierra Nevada Ski Tours, Courses & holidays

With good snow sure conditions from January to May, the Sierra Nevada is one of the best areas to learn the basics of travelling through the high mountains on skis. Hard to believe it is only 2 hours from Marbella! It is backcountry skiing at its finest. We run both beginners courses and also trips for the more experienced tourer.

The Kamchatka Expedition Part 6 – Last few days in Russia

The Kamchatka Expedition Part 6 – Last few days in Russia

Part 6 and final report from Kiersten Rowland's on our April 2013 expedition to Kamchatka with Berghaus to ski volcanoes

Sierra Nevada Snowshoeing Tours - new routes for winter

Sierra Nevada Snowshoeing Tours - new routes for winter

Just amazing that after many years of living here we are still discovering new locations to run our Snowshoeing Tours in the Sierra Nevada. Sun and fun guaranteed!

Wild Camping In The Sierra Nevada

Wild Camping In The Sierra Nevada

A good walk in wild and dramatic scenery where few others will be seen! Also includes the park rules and regulations regarding a wild camp.

Combining trekking on the Sulayr and Sierra Nevada

Combining trekking on the Sulayr and Sierra Nevada

Here is a report sent in about one such self guided trek.

Sierra Nevada Scrambling - the ridge of Puntal de la Caldera

Sierra Nevada Scrambling - the ridge of Puntal de la Caldera

Here is a route description of how to do it.

Chris Stewart 'Walking over Lemons, Alpujarra Hiking Weeks

Chris Stewart 'Walking over Lemons, Alpujarra Hiking Weeks

The Alpujarra is one of Spain’s most spectacular and unspoilt walking areas, with hikes in the Sierra Nevada mountains, and rambles through the meadows, orchards and white villages.