Tent carnage at Siete Lagunas

We recently got caught out at Siete Lagunas in the Sierra Nevada when our tent was destroyed overnight by high wind gusts. Very strange conditions as the violent gusts were followed by total calm for a few minutes before starting up again.

We woke at 2am with a broken pole and mended it. At 5am and 6am further tent poles were broken but couldn’t be repaired due to lack of materials. Result ……. no sleep!

Below is a photo of the broken tent and a rather “worse for wear” looking Kiersten!

Broken tent at Siete Lagunas

Broken tent at Siete Lagunas

The following night was spent sleeping out in the open with just sleeping bags. Funnily enough we had a much better night! Who needs tents?

Afternoon nap at Laguna de la Caldera

Afternoon nap at Laguna de la Caldera

Written by:
Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada