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The Sierra Nevada in summer can provide high quality trekking for self guided groups Here’s a few tips sent in by John Halstead who’s group attempted the “Tres Miles Integral” last summer. _
The Plan: Our party of four (average age 60) planned to do the whole route from the Loma de los Cuartos travelleing SW. At the last minute we decided to reverse our route on advice from Richard as there was a car rally taking place in the area which closed the roads leading N out of Lanjaron.
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Chris Stewart will undertake the mammoth task of walking the Sierra Nevada “Integral de los Tres Miles” in June to raise much needed funding for Acompalia Vice President of the charity Acompalia, Chris Stewart, alongside Contraviesa farmer, Nick Cranham and London based Physiotherapist, Glenn, will undertake the mammoth task of walking the Sierra Nevada “Integral de los Tres Miles” in June to raise much needed funding. Spanish Highs are supporting this project and they ask you to sponsor the charity generously.
A traverse of Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains taking in as many as possible of the 3,000+ metre peaks (Tres Miles) that I hadn’t already climbed ‘Inspiring The Adventure’, proclaims Spanish Highs’ blog. And it was reading some of their recent trip reports and looking at photographs on their website that inspired MY latest adventure: a traverse of Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains taking in as many as possible of the 3,000+ metre peaks (Tres Miles) that I hadn’t already climbed.
Crossing the main Sierra Nevada ridge and picking up as many of the 3000m tops as possible always provides for an entertaining and enjoyable trek This year however, due to the amount of winter snows still remaining, the trek is even more of a challenge.
There are several ways to do it. The normal northerly start point is Jerez de Marsquesado, a small town south of Guadix. In the south Lanjarón is the most convenient base.
Report of May 2012 trek in the Sierra Nevada covering all the major peaks including the rarely climbed Juego de Bolos and Puntal de la Caldera Full and interesting report from guest writer, Yvonne Holland, who returned to the Sierra Nevada in May 2012 to do a trek from Trevélez to Lanjarón, covering all the major peaks of the Sierra Nevada between the two villages, including the rarely climbed Juego de Bolos and Puntal de la Caldera.
Water sources in the Sierra Nevada from where can you obtain reliable drinking water when trekking this summer Describes the sources from where can you obtain reliable water when walking in the high peaks this summer or when trying to complete “Los Tres Miles” 5 day traverse of the main ridge.
Laguna Cuadrada Water shouldn’t really be a problem after the wet winter just past, but the following should be a reliable guide even in the driest years.
Some food got stolen by foxes and we had to abandon plans for a winter 3000m peak traverse An ambitious winter traverse of the Sierra Nevada, the Los Tres Miles, 3000m peaks challenge, ran into difficulties last week when a series of fox related incidents left the group with little food and ripped tents.
All had started well. First night spent at the refugio de Caballo, followed by a traverse of Tajos Altos and the Pico del Cartujo to spend the second night at the Elorietta hut.
Volker Krenz reports on his experiences on a 4 day high level trek climbing peaks in the 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.
Chiz Dakin gives advice about high level trekking Los Tres Miles, Sierra Nevada, Spain 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.
Chiz Dakin is an award-winning professional photographer and guidebook writer, who specialises in landscape, outdoors adventure and travel photography
More fox related incidents bothering trekkers in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Spain A year ago we wrote an article about fox related incidents involving clients in the Sierra Nevada. The situation has worsened in the past year. They have spread outwards and now occur further afield from the normal Veleta/Mulhacen tourist tracks. Indeed they are getting braver and becoming more and more of a nuisance.
Here is what Leigh Richie had to say in April 2009 …………….
Amount of fox related incidents is increasing in the mountains of spain’s Sierra Nevada It seems to me that the amount of fox related incidents is increasing in these mountains. I remember when I first came out here some 10 years ago that they were shy, retiring creatures, that you sometimes caught a glimpse of early in the mornings, or late at night. Not any more!
Some high level traverses of “Los Tres Miles Integral” some 4 years ago suggested problems were mounting.
Robert Sharp describes his experiences on Los Tres Miles Integral trek in the Sierra Nevada, Spain 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.
The skies were blue and clear as we made our way onwards.