In the past week we have been helping to restore the Refugio de Caballo, at nearly 3000m in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Spain. It’s been very hard work, but it has allowed us to give something back to the mountains that have given us so much over the years.
Magical! The refuge and lake in winter The refuge is in a superb situation below the 3009m summit of the Cerro de Caballo, above the Alpujarras town of Lanjarón, and adjacent to the lake of the same name.
In 1866, an English explorer, member of the Alpine Club of London, John Ormsby, came to visit the Sierra Nevada, the Alpujarra and my home town of Lanjarón In March 1867 he read his report before the Alpine Club and its magazine, The Alpine Journal, was then published in full. This included a basic map, which just marked the most important peaks, rivers and major towns of La Alpujarra.
Restoration work continues after wildfire in 2005 on the southern slopes of the Cerra de Caballo above Lanjaron The counselor of the Medio Ambiente, José Juan Diaz Trillo, and the director general of Aguas Font Vella and Lanjarón, Jordi Miró, on Wednesday visited the area of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park affected by fire in 2005 and ratified their commitment to continue to work on forest restoration through the project ‘Monte Siglo XXI’.