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

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.


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.

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Day by Day Mountaineering Itinerary

Icefalls location

Day 2 - Icefalls in the Barranco del Alhori


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
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Dates & 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.

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