Intermediate Winter Climber, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Winter Climbing long weekend based at Ref Postero Alto, Sierra Nevada

Approaching the Corredor Diagonal
Approaching the Corredor Diagonal
In the Upper Corredor Central, Barranco del Alhori
In the Upper Corredor Central, Barranco del Alhori
Ice climbing Barranco del Alhori
Ice climbing Barranco del Alhori

A 3 or 4 day Course for Intermediate Winter Climbers and Mountaineers

The Barranco del Alhori winter mountaineering area is relatively unknown outside of Andalucia, yet local climbers realise the potential in this particular area of the Sierra Nevada. It is snow-sure from December until end of April with plenty of good mountainerering routes available.

Suitable for those who have already acquired basic winter mountaineering skills and wish to progress to experience winter climbing routes.

Highlights

Location and Suggested Itinerary

Suggested 4 Day Itinerary

N.B The suggested hotel we use in Guadix is the Cuervas de Rolondo, a unique "Cave Hotel" close to the motorway.

Reserve now Dates & prices

Day by Day Mountaineering Itinerary

Icefalls location

Day 2 - Icefalls in the Barranco del Alhori

Highlights

  • Ice climbing techniques in an easy icefall
  • Approach time (from the refuge): 35/50 minutes
  • Icefall length: 120m
  • Icefall height difference: 90m
  • Difficulty: WI 1/2

Central Couloir location

Day 3 - Corredor Central del Alhori

Highlights

  • Alpine Climbing
  • Approach time (from the refuge): 2/3 hours
  • Climbing time: 2/4 hours
  • Couloir length: 250m
  • Couloir height difference: 220m
  • Difficulty: PD- 45-50º

Corredor Diagonal location

Day 4 - Corredor diagonal del Alhorí

Highlights

  • Alpine Climbing
  • Approach time (from the refuge): 2/3 hours
  • Climbing time: 2/4 hours
  • Couloir length: 150m
  • Couloir height difference: 210m
  • Difficulty: PD, 50º
Intermediate climber slide 1 Intermediate climber slide 2 Intermediate climber slide 3 Intermediate climber slide 4 Intermediate climber slide 5 Intermediate climber slide 6 Intermediate climber slide 7 Intermediate climber slide 8

Dates & Prices

When?

Prices

Mountaineering Courses and PD routes
Group size (per booking): (prices are per person per day)
  • 1 person - cost €150
  • 2 persons - cost €95
  • 3 persons - cost €85
  • 4 persons - cost €75
Classic Winter Mountaineering Routes (AD and above) (1:2 ratio)
  • 1 person - cost €220
  • 2 persons - cost €140

Definition of "Group" - if you are booking a trip for 2 persons the 2 person rate applies, 3 persons - 3 person rate etc (not dependent on eventual total group size!).

Price includes:
  • Guiding
  • Local transport to and from Lanjaron/trailhead
  • Backup vehicles
  • Gear hire - helmet, harness, crampons, ice axe
  • We have a limited number of boots and sizes available for guest use

N.B Guiding ratio for high mountain activities - no more than 4 to a guide.

Enquire via email or contact form

You may also be interested in?

High Altitude Expedition Preparation Sierra Nevada, Spain

Spains Sierra Nevada is a perfect location for preparation courses for expeditions to polar regions or the greater ranges with high altitude and remote mountains to use as a base

Mountaineering Alpine Ridges Sierra Nevada, Spain

Discover the year round mountaineering and scrambling potential of the Spanish Sierra Nevada alpine ridges. Big routes, big faces and incredible situations!

Winter Skills Mountaineering Courses, Sierra Nevada, Spain

Learn to travel safe in the winter mountains on one of our Winter Skills Mountaineering Courses based in Spains snowsure Sierra Nevada mountains

Alpine Introduction Mountaineering Course, Sierra Nevada, Spain

An Alpine Mountaineering Course based in Spains Sierra Nevada. For those looking for winter mountain ascents, alpine peaks, ice climbing, glacier travel and expeditions

Mountaineering Courses, Climbing and Via Ferrata Sierra Nevada, Spain

Guided mountaineering, winter skills and alpine introduction courses in Spains Sierra Nevada. Also Rock Climbing and Via Ferrata