An eight day trip to the Sierra Nevada mountains of southern Spain learning winter skills:
- learn the skills to travel confidently in the mountains in winter
- climb Mulhacen, mainland Spain’s highest mountain (weather permitting)
- experience the winter scenery of the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains
- stay in a high mountain hut and enjoy the Spanish hospitality
- six fully guided days with tuition
- accommodation and transfers
Only £850 per person
This course will give you the skills to travel confidently in the mountains in winter.
Join us on a trip designed for experienced hill walkers, who want to gain a range of skills to walk safely in the hills and mountains in winter conditions. We often describe the Sierra Nevada as ‘Cairngorm with Altitude’. We will cover footwork including use of snowshoes and crampons, the use of walking poles and walking axe on steep ground, avalanche awareness, simple winter weather forecasting, route choice and keeping safe in winter terrain.
Our itinerary for the week of winter skills training in the Sierra Nevada will be:
Saturday 16th February – meet at Malaga airport, drive to Capileira; simple hostel accommodation.
Sunday 17th February – An introduction to snowshoeing in the forest above the village, walking to the Refugio Poqueira 2500m.
Monday 18th February – Tuesday 19th February
learning skills in the Rio Mulhacen – footwork, use of snowshoes, crampons, ice axe, avalanche transceivers, weather.
Wednesday 20th February (or Thursday 21st depending on weather) Ascent of Mulhacen
Thursday 21st February – snow shelters & keeping safe
Friday 22nd February – Return to Capileira
Saturday 23rd February – return to Malaga airport
The cost includes airport pick-up, 2 nights in a simple hostel in Capileira (but not food), 5 nights full board in the Refugio Poqueira mountain hut, use of snowshoes and avalanche transceivers.
This price does not include flights to and from Malaga, personal winter clothing and equipment including stiff winter mountaineering boots, crampons and walking axe. A full kit list of required equipment will be provided.