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Climbing Mount Mulhacen

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At 3,478.6 m (11,413 ft), Mount Mulhacen is the highest peak in Spain and a Sierra Nevada classic. According to legend, king Muley Hacén was buried at its summit, which is where it gets its name from.

Mulhacen boasts several routes that range from easy and non-technical, to steep and technically challenging. Therefore, it is perfect for climbers of all levels and usually does not take more than 2 days to climb. Capileira and Trevelez Villages are nearby and common starting points for the ascent.




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In winter, the temperature at low altitudes average around 6 degrees celsius and are below freezing at high altitudes. In summer, the temperature averages around 24 degrees celsius. July is the driest month and November is the wettest.





How to get there

Málaga has the closest international airport to the Sierra Nevada Range where Mulhacen is located.

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Best time to visit

For mountain climbing, the best time to visit is during the summer months between June and September.






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