Mulhacen Trip Report (#15613)

  • Signed By: Alfredo Aguilar
  • Date submitted: February 04, 2002
  • Number of People Encountered:

A nice winter climbing to the highest mountain of the Iberian Peninsula (3481m). The start point was the Capileira village (1400m), in the Southern of Sierra Nevada, in the middle of the beautiful area of The Alpujarras. From there you can follow by car for about 10 Km up to a point where the road is closed (2100m). The Poqueira hut (2500m) is about 3 hours in the N direction. Next morning we headed NE to reach the summital arete and from there we simply followed it up to the Mulhacen II summit and to the Mulhacen main summit. The descent was on the W side and then S down to the hut. From the hut to the summit it takes 4-5 h depending of the physical conditions. The day we climbed was clear and pretty cold. From the hut we saw the Mediterranean and the African coast and some mountains emerging in the background. I went with José Aurelio to whom I am deeply grateful for his patience waiting for me during the many stops I made in the ascent. If you come in this period of the year bring with you all you winter gear. Good luck and enjoy it!

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