Trip Report Northern Sierra Nevada 30 Jan 2008

Just spent 3 days doing the circuit of the northern peaks. The Peña Partida hut is in a good state, well sited, comfy and sleeps about 12. About 5hrs walk in from the trailhead east of Guejar-Sierra. The hut provides access to peaks and climbs on Puntal de los Cuartos, Cerro del Mojon Alto and the Atalaya. Snow had hard icy crust and unconsolidated powder underneath.

Second night spent in dip just W of Collado de Vacares. Incredible views of Puntal de Vacares, Alcazaba and Mulhacen. Temps dropped to -15 at night, bloody cold! Mixed climbing conditions, very variable. Some slab forming. Snowshoes would have been useful on our descent to the valley.

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