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Climb the 3 Highest Peaks in the Sierra Nevada (Spain) in the Winter: Veleta, Mulhacén & Alcazaba

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Join Jesús, local AEGM-UIMLA Mountain Leader, on a stunning 2-day winter adventure and climb the 3 highest peaks of the beautiful Sierra Nevada range in the southern spanish region of Andalusia.

Private and Group

Sierra Nevada

1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Fit

Beginner


Highlights

  • Hike through one of the most amazing National Parks of Europe in winter.
  • Experience summiting the highest summits of the Iberian peninsula.
  • Learn High-Mountain winter ascent techniques.
  • Immerse yourself in the Andalusian mountain culture.

Description

Join Jesús, local AEGM-UIMLA Mountain Leader, on a stunning 2-day winter adventure and climb the 3 highest peaks of the beautiful Sierra Nevada range in the southern spanish region of Andalusía.

The Sierra Nevada National Park, besides being the gorgeous landscape serving as backdrop to some of Andalusía’s most beautiful villages, is also home to the southernmost mountain range in all of Europe, boasting more than 20 peaks of over 3,000 m. Its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea makes it a truly unique destination with great biodiversity in its flora and fauna, which have earned it the status of Biosphere Reserve.

Above 2,000m the topography is predominantly made up of wide U-shaped valleys carved by glaciers, with thriving populations of Spanish ibex, wild boars, badgers, martens and wildcats. Around this altitude we also find countless pristine alpine lakes, many of which are also the sources of countless streams and rivers. In the Southeastern part of the range, the narrow gullies and steep gorges are occasionally bisected by tumultuous creeks that form out of nowhere during heavy rainfall.

The three highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Mulhacén (3,479 m) Veleta (3,396 m) and Alcazaba (3,371) are undoubtedly the stars of this whole mountainous region, due in part to the fact that climbing them does not present any substantial technical challenges when approached from the south or east sides.

On our journey we will be traveling broadly from North West to South-East, the first summit we’ll reach on the initial day being the stunning peak of Veleta , after which we will descend and spend the night at the scenic Poqueira mountain hut. The following day we will continue our trek towards Altos del Chorrillo and then start our ascent of Mulhacen, the highest peak in  Western Europe outside of the Alps. From here we will traverse North to conquer Alcazaba, our third and final summit and then hike all the way down to Trevelez where our adventure will conclude.

I’d be delighted to guide you on this amazing 3-day adventure through the wonderful National Park of the Sierra Nevada. Request to book this trip now and I’ll ensure every detail is taken care of with safety and fun in mind, to make this experience a truly memorable one!

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Meeting and organization

  • Meet and greet at the Sierra Nevada University Hostel (Albergue Unversitario)

  • Preparation of the Equipment

  • Accomodation and dinner at the Hostel.

Day 2: Hostel - Poqueira Hut: Ascent of Veleta (3396 m)

Hostel – Posiciones del Veleta – Veleta (3.396) – Carihuela del Veleta – Los Machos – Descent by the Río Seco valley – Poqueira Hut(2.500 m).

Accomodation, dinner and breakfast at the Hut.

Day 3: Poqueira Hut – Trevélez: Ascent of Mulhacén (3482 m) and Alcazaba (3366 m)

Poqueira Hut – Alto del Chorrillo or Laguna de la Caldera (depending on weather conditions) – Mulhacén –  Siete Lagunas – Alcazaba and descent to Trevélez

 

Details

Accommodation

In University Hostel (1st night) and in Poqueira Mountain Hut (second night)

More info

Advertised price does not include Tax (21%)

Meeting point

University Hostel, Granada, Spain

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Thermal base layer, thermal mid layer, Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants, waterproof trekking boots, gloves, hat, down jacket, outer shell


About the guide

AEGM-UIMLA Guide from Spain

I was born and always lived in the Alpujarra Region and Sierra Nevada. My passion for those mountains drove me towards mountain guiding, and I've been doing so since 1989.

I can guide you in summit ascents, ski touring and mountaineering, hiking around the villages in Alpujarra, or canyoning.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM | UIMLA

Residence

Trevelez, Andalucía


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 191 Each

Group of 2

EUR 191 Each

Group of 3

EUR 191 Each

Group of 4

EUR 191 Each

Group of 5

EUR 191 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Rope

- Harness

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Ski poles




 

 

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