Somewhere South of Granada

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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

At the Paso de los Guias, Veleta

Dropping into the Coral del Veleta

Dropping into the Coral del Veleta

On Cerro de los Machos looking towards Alcazaba and Mulhacen

On Cerro de los Machos looking towards Alcazaba and Mulhacen

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An amazing 2 day trek covering the northern 3000m peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

Day 1 Walk to Lavaderos de la Reina: Quite simply the most beautiful wild camping location in the Sierra Nevada. Watched the sun set and then fell asleep to the sound of running water

Looking south towards Alcazaba and Mulhacen

Looking south towards Alcazaba and Mulhacen

Day 2:

Ascent of Picon de Jerez – A start at first light. Then a tough 500m climb over rough scree, achieved in under 2 hours

Traverse the main ridge over 3 other 3000m peaks – easy walking, superb views and light winds with spectacular views

Descent back to car – a tough descent of 1200m into the afternoon heat. Legs feel it a bit (lot!) this morning

Thanks to my amazing and fine spirited companions Kiersten Hartley Rowland, Matt Dowse, Alistair Hunter and Ann Hunter

On the Puntal de Juntillas

On the Puntal de Juntillas

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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!

North from summit of Cerro de Caballo

North from summit of Cerro de Caballo

The Refugio de Caballo appears in the distance

The Refugio de Caballo appears in the distance

Descending the Tres Mojones Ridge

Descending the Tres Mojones Ridge

Yesterday was certainly a “Big Sky” sort of day!

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A glorious walk on the western slopes of Cerro de Caballo along the Acequia de los Hechos to the lonely and remote Laguna del Puesta Cura

What a day! You won't find this lake we visited on most maps. It involves a 5hr round trip of 12km with 600m ascent. All accompanied by running water, grand scenery and wild flowers, some endemic. On a hot day with grand company ... what could be better?

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A scrambling day on the fantastic Penon de la Mata today. The usual great views, warm rock and even warmer company. This is one of my favourite scrambling destinations and so close to the city of Granada.

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I got some great images from yesterdays walk up Cerro Lucero (1779m) in the Sierra de Almijara. But, lets be honest, when you have perfect weather and stunning mountain scenery you can't fail in your photography.

We had very clear and distant views. The remaining snows of the Sierra Nevada can be seen around Veleta, hardly any on the Cerro de Caballo, which is unusual for mid-May. We could also see the Sierra de Lujar, Sierra de Gador to the east and over to the west, the Sierra Blanca and Sierra de la Nieves.

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Todays hike above Capileira on the GR240 via Hoya del Portillo, Loma de Jabali and Rio Bermejo. Just fantastic! With the Alpujarra Nomads Walking Group

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Some photos from yesterdays ascent of Cerro Alfaro. A fine day for the ascent of this unique peak in the center of the desert badlands. Took us nearly 5 hrs for this circular walk with over 550m ascent and 8km with rough and complex ground to negotiate. A superb day with distant views.

With the Alpujarra Nomads Walking Group

Somewhere way down there you can see the motorway winding it's way through the convoluted badlands of Almeria

Mulhacen and Alcazaba in the Sierra Nevada seen yesterday from Monte Alfaro, some 80km away across the eastern Alpujarras and Tabernas Desert. The town of Canyajar prominent

Phew. Just 458km to go then 🤣

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The Alpujarra Nomad Walking Group had a lovely walk high above Trevelez in the Alpujarras to the peak of Peñabon.

The day included an amazing moment when the mountain mists start to clear and then finally clear to reveal the mountains in all their glorious beauty. This morning looking towards Peña de los Papos (2533m) above Trevelez, Sierra Nevada

Clouds clearing

The ascent

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Walk on the Majalijar ridge in the relatively unknown Sierra de Huetor just 20 mins from Granada city.

The partly cloudy conditions yesterday enhanced the atmosphere as we gazed south to the north faces of peaks of the Sierra Nevada, that almost seemed to loom out of the haze.

Good ridge walk of about 5 hours duration. Circular.

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Views south to the Sierra Nevada

Approaching Majalijar

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