The North Face of Mulhacen. Its long been an ambition of mine to view the sunrise from Mulhacen's north face. This morning I got my wish and it didn't disappoint!
Leave the summer crowds heading up Mulhacen behind and instead have a go at the Vasar de Mulhacen which takes an improbable looking horizontal shelf across the seemingly vertical north face of Mulhacén to reach the peak of Puntal de Siete Lagunas. An adrenaline-filled but very straightforward walk to a superb summit with only one short section where the hands need to leave the pockets.
Yesterday's trip into the dramatic Corral del Veleta. Still plenty of snow remaining. A steep climb up to the wonderful viewpoint of Cerro de los Machos. Morocco clear on the southern horizon. Then via the Paso de los Guias to Collado de Carihuela and back via the lush “borreguiles” and lakes at Lagunillas. A superb day.
Today we've been doing a bit of this. As I said to Kiersten .... “if you don't let go, you can't fall off”.
At the Paso de los Guias, Veleta
Dropping into the Coral del Veleta
On Cerro de los Machos looking towards Alcazaba and Mulhacen
It's my wedding anniversary so I asked my wife to pack for an overnighter. She started to pack her rucksack, sleeping bag etc, expecting yet another cold mountain bivouac 😅. I actually booked a posh hotel in Nerja with beach, hot sun, cocktails & curry. Full of surprises, me
Yesterdays walk up Europe's most south westerly 3000m peak, the Cerro de Caballo. The old legs feel a bit tired today, my first time at altitude since the heart problems and definitely struggled getting enough oxygen circulating through the body. Must go even slower next time!