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
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!
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?
Brilliant day in the hills today, high above the Lanjaron valley. On the left is Europe's most south westerly 3000m peak, the Cerro de Caballo. The pointed peak in Tajos Altos and to it's right, the upper valley of the Rio Lanjaron and Refugio Elorrieta.
I appear to be at my happiest when I am in the mountains. Some people are not as fortunate and will never get to see the beauty we did today.
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
The peak of Silleta de Padul may only have a moderate altitude of 1534m but it does give superb views in all directions and is well worth the effort involved in reaching it's summit. I had only previously climbed the Silleta de Padul from the north, so thought it was about time I had a go from the south.