I am in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain this week and have been joined by Miriam, Claire, Steven, Bob, Steve and Sarah and ably assisted by my good friend Sandy. We have had a stunning week of weather and have ticked off the highest peak on mainland Spain as well as some other great days out. Here is a pictorial summary of the weeks adventures:

The week started well when we were given the keys to the hire car 🙂 This was fun!
Our first summit of the week was Pico del Veleta (3396m) – a great introduction to the Sierra Nevada mountains
Food in this part of Spain is great and cheap so eating out every night made total sense.
We did stay by the pool on Tuesday evening though – here is Lord Bob of Putney working his magic on the barbecue.
Tuesday saw us walk up through the forest and above the tree line to the Refugio Poqueira which sits a touch over 2500m and became home for two nights.
Miriam and Steven on the walk up to the hut
Sunset from the Refuge on our first evening
Pre-dawn light the following morning on our way up Alcazaba
Steven enjoying the sunrise
First light.
Alcazaba was our target on Wednesday and sits at 3369m. It was nice to pass the 7 lakes as they offered a welcome change of scenery on our way past.
Summit success on Alcazaba
Descending back to the hut on Wednesday
On Thursday we headed up the highest peak on mainland Spain – Pico Mulhacen (3479m) – Bob seems pleased with his achievement!
Summit glory for the team
Descending off Mulhacen
Photo stop!
Our last day saw us head to the critically acclaimed Cerro del Trevenque (2083m)
Although the smallest mountain of the trip we all agreed it was the prettiest
Lovely rock formations on the summit ridge
Summit poses obligatory
Every good summit has a resident!
A beautiful mountain to end a brilliant week of sunshine and lovely walking.