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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Caballo, Europe's most westerly 3000m peak

Cerro del Caballo 3015m
The Cerro del Caballo is Europe’s most westerly 3000m peak and is one of the finest excursions in the Sierra Nevada suitable for hill walkers in summer conditions. Taking the dirt track road from Lanjaron’s Spa hotel it is possible to drive to the road head at 2100m though the road is sometimes bad and you may wish to park lower.  A path leads from the road head past the old Ventura Refuge and eventually onto the south ridge of Caballo. 3 to 4 hours in ascent.

If the winter snows have melted a good return trip is to descend down to the Caballo Refuge, head NE down to join the rio Lanjaron which is followed to the acequia.  Follow the acequia  back towards Ventura.

Sierra Nevada Mountain Guides are always happy to advise on conditions and route choice.  We can provide you with a Qualified International Mountain Leader. Look us up at

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