Why come to the Sierra Nevada?
transfers, accommodation, mountain drop off/pick up points, equipment
hire and snow/climbing advice from the people who live here. 100
% Snow guarantee. Sun almost guaranteed. Compare this and our prices
to an equivalent stay in Scotland! So why come here?
Snow conditions: reliable winter climbing from mid-December
until the end of April.
Flexibility: Any duration, any start date!
Weather: 100% snow guarantee. 90% chance of sun as well!
Accommodation: in comfortable hotel or apartment in Lanjaron, conveniently placed about 1hrs drive from both
the main northern and southern approaches to the range. Airport transfer
is 2hrs drive. There are bars, restaurants and a disco within 3 minutes
walk of the accommodation.
Food and drink: prices at least half that of the UK. Andalucia
is also one of the few places in Spain providing free tapas with all
Winter climbing: with 27 - 3,000m+ peaks the area is not lacking.
Harder climbs are to be found on the north faces of Veleta, Mulhacen,
Los Machos and Alcazaba. Climbs are of exploratory nature and its
quite common to be in complete isolation on the climbs.
Mountain Huts: 1 very modern guarded hut with 84 beds (Poqueira
Refugio). Otherwise there are many unguarded huts in the mountains.
We can advise on suitability.
Travel: Lanjaron is about 5.5 hrs away from London and 6 hrs
away from Leeds (Fort William about 9hrs from London and 6 hrs from
Leeds, traffic permitting!)
Recommended map: Editorial Alpina Mapa Excursionista y Turistico,
Sierra Nevada La Alpujarra, Escala 1:40,000
"Great week! Home safe and sound. Enjoyed our dealings/meeting
with people in your team. Nice scene I like informal, but reliable..good.
So thanks! Have a feeling will certainly be seeing you again. " Felix
Jackson, Donegal Mountain Rescue Team, Feb 08