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Introductory winter mountaineering course in the Sierra Nevada, near Lugros (Level I)

Sierra Nevada

UIMLA certified guide would like to lead you on a full day, introductory winter mountaineering course in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, near Lugros.


Sierra Nevada

1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Enjoy an introductory winter mountaineering course in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Learn the basics of safe and successful winter mountaineering.
  • Put what you've learned immediately into practice in the mountains.


Winter mountaineering is a thrilling activity. It can also be a difficult activity as well. As a result, it is important to learn the fundamentals that are necessary for ensuring your winter mountaineering is safe, as well as successful. That is why I am glad to offer this full day, introductory level, winter mountaineering course in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Spain.

The course will take place in an area in the mountains near the municipality of Lugros, in the province of Granada.

Much will be covered during this course and the focus will be on the basics, the fundamentals. Some examples of what you will learn includes how to properly use winter mountaineering equipment, such as ice axes and crampons. You will also learn how to properly move in snowy terrain with rackets and rods.

Along with the instruction, this trip will also be a lot of fun. That is because your lessons will not be taught in a classroom. Instead, they will be taught in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Thus giving you a chance to put what you’ve learned immediately into practice. The views in the mountains are also quite spectacular.

Participants on this trip should also be in good physical condition.

To join me on this full day course in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, all you have to do is send me a request. I look forward to hearing from you and guiding you.

After you’ve completed this course, I also offer a 2-day, level 2 course, which you can take here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes all necessary group and personal gear.

The price of 60 Euros per person is for a group of 4. Please send a message for prices per person for smaller groups.



There are comfortable accommodation options in Lugros that I would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point


About the guide

UIMLA Mountain Leader | AEGM Tour guide Mountain / Mountain Leader Sports Technician

Since I was a kid I travelled around the hills and peaks of Sierra Nevada range in south Spain, going up and down the valleys that made me in love with the mountains world.

Steadily, I discovered other ranges of the Iberic peninsula such as the Pyrenees and Picos de Europa, and then I travelled to the peruvian Andes, the Amazonas jungle, the Moroccan Atlas...

Thanks to these experiences and two years of studying to become a professional mountain guide, I started a new project called Nevalia mountain guides.

I hope I can help you to make true your mountain dreams!



What people are saying about Alejandro Calancha


September, 2023

Alejandro is a real proffesional . All the time knowing what he is doing , constantly keeping update on the weather forecast and chosing safest routes for us . I felt really safe with him .

Anne Branson


July, 2023

I really enjoyed the trip! Alejandro was a great guide. The only few things to work on are: -Alcazaba was not possible because of snow. I definitely understand this but it was not communicated until we were on the trail -Explore share was difficult as a third party to communicate with- It worked better once I got email working directly -I think the cost for the trip is high but if it goes to the guide and not explore-share that's one thing.. if a lot goes to explore-share I would prefer to find guides on my own

Ryan Ellis


August, 2022

Excellent service. Great communication from company and flexible to meet needs. Guide was superb. Very accommodating and suggestive of different routes and activities to maximise the experience. Highly recommend to anyone looking to hire a guide.

Lies Peeters


July, 2022

Because of a weekday trip it was not crowded and this was very nice

Daliah Ali


February, 2020

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Casey Zavaleta


December, 2019

Our guide was changed on us last minute. Before the hike, I had missed the messages from the guide because the notifications went to a weird place in my email inbox. Because we messaged him late, he cancelled on us. I was worried we wouldn't be able to go on the hike at all. Luckily, we ended up going with a different guide, Victoria, who was lovely.

Matt Meehan


June, 2019

My guide was actually Leonardo Ruiz Pratt and he did an excellent job!! A++



December, 2018

This trip was amazing and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in hiking. We went on 9 and 10 of December but we were lucky and the weather conditions was really good. The nature and the view were fascinating. Alejandro was an excellent guide! Very professional and a very nice guy. All these elements combining together made this trip an unforgettable experience!



August, 2018

That was a blast, I truly had a wonderful time! Everything went just perfectly, thanks a lot to my guide Alejandro for your professionalism, patience and flexibility. I am looking forward to my next trek in the Sierra Nevada (or elsewhere, who knows?) and will definitely think of Nevalia



April, 2018

Alejandro could not be more perfect for anyone looking to summit Mulhacén! He planned our winter ascent impeccably and although we were very lucky with the weather (blue skies and epic views - if a tad chilly!), our successful and joyful climb was very much down to him and his attitude . I would also add that as far as mountain refuges go, Mulhacén's is a goodie :)


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