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Video of the Espolón de Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada

Video of the Espolón de Alcazaba, Sierra Nevada

Video from Ian Tupman of an ascent of the Espolón de Alcazaba in Spain’s Sierra Nevada A great scrambling route for the experienced mountaineer. {% include youtube.html id="M6kv6OqzCMg” >}}

Patagonian Icecap Expedition 2016

Patagonian Icecap Expedition 2016

Report from our expedition to the Patagonian Icecap in November 2016 The expedition was beset by unsettled weather and enforced route changes due to unseasonal warm weather. Summary The plan was to access the Patagonian Icecap via Paso Marconi as usual but then head off across the icecap to climb the remote and rarely climbed peak of Cerro Mariano Moreno. Due to the collapse of the Marconi glacier a new access route had to be found NW of Playita up to Laguna de los 14 and onto the lower Glacier Gorra Blanca Sur.

Sierra Nevada High Peaks Infographic

Sierra Nevada High Peaks Infographic

Sierra Nevada infographic on the high peaks which includes the top ten ascents by height Sierra Nevada infographic on the high peaks which includes the top ten ascents by height. Added are “normal year” snow seasons and how to deal with altitude sickness whilst visiting the Sierra Nevada national park. Our most popular mountain activities and a few facts thrown in.

A day in the Sierra Nevada mountains doesn't have to reach a summit!

A day in the Sierra Nevada mountains doesn't have to reach a summit!

People are driven to reach summits. It’s in their nature. But in the constant drive to get to the top, much of the surrounding beauty can also be missed or ignored. This is good news though for those who prefer to forgo the crowded mountain peaks and trails and disappear into their own world. A world of quiet, peace, tranquillity and superb natural scenery few others will get to see. One such day, we were privileged to enjoy yesterday.

Out of my comfort zone scrambling on the N ridge of Tozal del Cartujo

Out of my comfort zone scrambling on the N ridge of Tozal del Cartujo

Kiersten Rowland talks about her recent scrambling day with us on the Tozal del Cartujo, Sierra Nevada A report below from Kiersten Rowland of Spanish Highs about her recent scrambling day she had with us on the Tozal del Cartujo in the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is my version of a day scrambling I had in the Sierra Nevada on the NW ridge of Tozal del Cartujo. Thankfully I was in the competent company of Richard, Felipe and Andrew, who all helped to keep me calm, make me laugh and make me feel confident.

A review of the Scarpa Marmolada Trek boot

A review of the Scarpa Marmolada Trek boot

Ian Tupman spends some walking time with the Scarpa Marmolada Trek boot in the Dolomites. Are they are use here in the Sierra Nevada? Here’s what his review says. First of all, what does Scarpa say: The Marmolada has been designed as a boot that excels in the UK for general mountain walking, scrambling, long distance and trekking. Traction is provided by the Vibram Mulaz S sole which coupled with the Scarpa Pro (4.

Arista Sur de La Sagra - Scrambles in Andalucia

Arista Sur de La Sagra - Scrambles in Andalucia

The south ridge of La Sagra is advertised as one of the best scrambling routes in Andalucía In the north-east corner of the Granada province and half an hour to the north of Huescar, the south ridge of La Sagra is advertised as one of the best scrambling routes in Andalucía. Last week Felipe Nieto and I decided to take a look. The approach road from Huescar is in good condition and the final stretch through the pine forest has recently been re-graded for ordinary road cars.

A Hard Nut To Crack

A Hard Nut To Crack

Tajo Almendrón in the Tejeda Natural Park is so named because of its distinctive almond shape. It forms part of a north-south ridge and is much visited, being on a popular walking route behind the town of Nerja. I walked this route in January 2015 and impressive as the Almendrón is, I was more intrigued by its little brother, Almendrillo. From the path I thought I could see a stone cairn on the summit and there appeared to be three possible routes of ascent: the first via the north ridge, the second via the much steeper east ridge and the third via the precarious-looking south ridge.

Summer Trekking and Scrambling Ideas in the high Sierra Nevada

Summer Trekking and Scrambling Ideas in the high Sierra Nevada

Trekkers and Scramblers! ….. escape the heat this summer and head for the hills of the high Sierra Nevada mountains With the onset of June winter relents, snow melts and the high Sierra Nevada mountains cease to be the domain of winter mountaineers. Now trekkers and scramblers can escape the heat of the baking Granada plains and costas and head for the fresh cool air of the mountains! This is a magic place for Trekking and Scrambling with lot’s of great mountains adventures for the experienced through to the beginner.

A Ridge Too Far - A Wild, Remote Trek in the Sierra Nevada

A Ridge Too Far - A Wild, Remote Trek in the Sierra Nevada

Report and photos from a visit to a relatively unknown but wild and remote area of the Sierra Nevada Many thanks to guest writer Ian Tupman for this report and photos from a visit to a relatively unknown but wild and remote area of the Sierra Nevada In September 2013 I paid my first visit to the Refugio Horcajo with the purpose of firstly locating it, and secondly to check its condition for possible future use.

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