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Navigating challenging terrain, 1-day Mountaineering course near Lugros (Sierra Nevada)

Sierra Nevada

Come and spend a full day in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, near Lugros, and learn about navigating challenging terrain during this full day mountaineering course with UIMLA certified guide Alejandro.


1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Enjoy a full day course focusing on how to navigate challenging terrain.
  • Learn various techniques from securing a rope to evaluating various terrains.
  • Immediately put what you learn into practice in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


When it comes to mountaineering, one of the biggest obstacles is navigating challenging terrain. It is an issue that every mountaineer encounters. It is also an issue that becomes increasingly problematic the more challenging the area you choose to climb. As a result, it is crucial to learn the skills and techniques necessary to navigate through that kind of terrain. That is why I am offering this full day course in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Spain that focuses specifically on navigating through challenging terrain.

The area where you will be learning and practicing is located near Lugros, in the Spanish province of Granada.

Throughout this course you will learn how to safely make your way through steep terrain, ridges, rocks, detours and more. You will also learn about equipment usage, gestural techniques of basic climbing, how to secure a rope, how to tie basic knots, how to evaluate various types of terrain and more.

Participants on this course should be in good physical condition.

While this course only lasts a single day, I have no doubt you will learn many valuable lessons that will not only serve you well in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, but in other mountain ranges you may choose to explore and climb in the future. To join me on this course just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

I also offer a sport climbing course in the Sierra Nevada that you can take here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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



There are several comfortable accommodation options in Lugros that we 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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