Winter Mountain Skills with Sierra Nevada Guides
There has been plenty of snow this year in the Sierra Nevada so we have not had to travel far to find good venues for winter skills training. We have even enjoyed being snowed in at our mountain house with clients staying so it was a case of putting on snowshoes and snowshoeing from the front door!
|Martin Coaching Sally how to use Snowshoes|
|Approaching the Poqueira Refuge in poor conditions|
We were the only people staying in the Refuge that night and the guardian seeing us approach had the fire lit and was waiting with hot drinks. In fact we were treated like royalty!
|Leaving the Poqueira Refuge on a perfect morning|
|Snowshoeing up to the ridge in perfect snow conditions|
|Following the ridge back to Puerto Molino|
On reaching Hoya del Portillo we found that the snow was melting at 2100m so we took off our snow shoes walking the last 1Km along the dirt track road. Beer was found in the village of Capaleira to celebrate a great trip!
Mike, Jane and Martin who run Sierra Nevada Guides are all qualified International Mountain Leaders and the only British qualified guides working in Spain's Sierra Nevada.
There is much useful information about Spain's Sierra Nevada on the Sierra Nevada Guides website.