Articles tagged as Mountain Reports, Sierra Nevada, Spain

A list of the Mountain Condition Reports written about the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain


The effects of windchill when in the mountains

in  Mountain condition reports, Travel, Weather  , , ,

Windchill is a factor we take into account when we visit the high Sierra Nevada. We ignore it at our peril. A 32km hour wind at 0 degrees centigrade gives an effective -12.5 degree “feel” to the temperature. The chart below will help in ascertaining the dangers. Most likely from December to February each year, we can get -10 degree temperatures at 3000m on Mulhacen with winds of 56km per hour.
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Crossing the Sierra Nevada in full winter conditions in June

in  Mountain condition reports, Mountaineering, Snow Report, Trip reports

You dont expect huge snowfields in June but this 2 day trek met just such conditions before dropping down to the heat of Lanjaron! Outside the tapas bars of Lanjaron temperatures reached 30 degrees. 2500m above we donned our duvet jackets as an icy wind tore across the white snow filled plateau. Such are the contrasts this year in southern Spain’s Sierra Nevada, a legacy of the worst winter weather in living memory.
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