Cold Spring Days in Picos de Europa

Another return to Winter really..more than cold Spring days. Unusual for mid-May, though not unheard of. The weather forecast was merely discouraging when we set out for Cantabria on Friday..and then it got worse, and worse. Though in the end the reality wasn’t so bad.

Picos de Europa, a small mountain group of great abruptness in the North of Spain, characterized by huge bowls surrounded by vertical peaks.

Once more the weather forecast was not encouraging..to say the least. Once more a group of puny humans decided to risk it. Once more they were lucky. It doesn’t always work out like this, especially when you venture into big mountain terrain.

So we’ll take our good fortune and give thanks for it, and another unforgettable four days of ski-touring in the mountains.

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Éireannach is ea mé, i mo chonaí insan Spáinn. Rugadh mé i lár na tuaithe, ar feadh blianta bhí mé ag teitheadh uaithi, i bhfad as an tuath, ach sa deireadh d'fhill mé, ar ais go dtí an tuath.. An Irishman am I, settled in Spain. Born was I in the middle of the country, for years I ran from it, far from the country, but in the end I returned, back to the country..
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2 Responses to Cold Spring Days in Picos de Europa

  1. Ángel says:

    Great! Wonderful images.
    We went to Maladetas, the weather was worse, the visibility was the main problem.

    Angel

  2. Thanx Angel, yeah it’s really a matter of luck..we were really lucky, it could have been very different.

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