Andalucía Collection

This is a collection of some of the best photo that I have taken on my journey through Andalusia, Spain during the last two years.

Mountain chain seen from Granada.
Mountain chain seen from Granada.

Over the last two years I spent a considerable amount of time on my journeys in Andalucía. That is the most southern autonomous region of Spain. It harbours the Sierra Nevada mountain range, the beautiful cities of Granada, Sevilla and Córdoba, to name a few, and other beautiful sights. In the West it borders with Portugal and Morocco is just half an hour ferry ride away in the South. Because of its southern location and its relatively mild temperatures in the winter months (November, December, etc.), it is well suited as a winter travel destination. Especially because it is not too far away from most central European countries.

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Mulhacén Day 2 - Summit Push and Descent

This is the second part of the trip report of the ascent to Mulhacén, the highest mountain of continental Spain. We started at the Poquiera mountain hut and took the Western route up to the summit.

This is the second part of the travel report of the ascent to Mulhacén, the highest mountain of continental Spain. You might want to read the first part before.

On the summit of Mulhacén. View towards the South. You can even see the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.
On the summit of Mulhacén. View towards the South. You can even see the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.

After a good sleep in the Refugio Poquiera, below three layers of blankets and nearly fully clothed, I got ready, had breakfast and took a few pictures of the first sunrays illuminating the mountains. My climbing partner Pia and I had agreed to start the summit push towards Mulhacén at around 08:00, but as it was still quite dark and cold outside we delayed the start to around 09:00.

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Mulhacén Day 1 - Capileira to Refugio Poquiera

This is the first part of the trip report to Mulhacén, the highest mountain of continental Spain. I started in the small mountain village of Capileira and reached the mountain hut Poquiera.

  • Name: Mulhacén
  • Height: 3482 m
  • Prominence: 3285 m
  • Location: Sierra Nevada, Andalucía, Spain
  • Date: April 2012
  • Conditions: mild winter
  • Route: Up: West, Down: South (see text)
View down into the valley that I came through. Refugio Poquiera is behind me.
View down into the valley that I came through. Refugio Poquiera is behind me.

This is a travel report of the ascent to the highest mountain of continental Spain, the Mulhacén. I did the trip in late April 2012. The mountain was still mostly in winter conditions. The trip report is spread over two blog posts because of its length. In this first post I will describe the first day of the ascent, the journey from the village of Capileira to the Refugio Poquiera.

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