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Much better than the Maladetas, it doesn’t get..

Mountain skiing in Spain – or just simply skiing in Spain – much better than the Maladetas, you just don’t get.. still close to 1400m of descent, and multiple 1200m descents, in the middle of May. Add up to half … Continue reading

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Maladetas from Barrancs

This Easter, Semana Santa as it’s known locally, i figured it was about time i made a visit to the upper Benasque Valley, with its Maladetas, its moribund glaciers..and its 1000+ meter descents everywhere you look. I’ve been a regular … Continue reading

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Gredos, ski traverse of the Three Cirques

La Sierra de Gredos, West Central Spain, abrupt, rugged, alpine in character..its high ground though arid in Summer often accumulates meters of snow in Winter..aside the single road that penetrates to its interior it offers only difficult access to humans … Continue reading

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Wonderful luck with the weather in Pyrenees, Valle de Eriste and Tuca de Torets

Last weekend the weather forecast for the Pyrenees was not very good..to put it mildly. Saturday 1st of April promised rain at lower elevations, snowfall, colder temps, wind and heavy cloud higher up. Maybe the forecasters were playing at April … Continue reading

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Late Summer and Winter Nostalgia is hitting

The Summer scorches on, the sun beats down day after day..local temps have been relatively normal (that means hot, mean temps from late June thru August around 21-22ºC, many days maxing at 28-30ºC) but it has been extremely dry. A … Continue reading

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End of Spring water festival – the party goes on!

Though the Winter of 2016 came really late – we had no snow until the last two weeks of February – it would be wrong to suppose that this year has been parsimonious in precipitations. Temperatures were abnormally high in … Continue reading

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The Shower of the Germans – La Ducha de los Alemanes

The heavy rainfall of recent weeks, combined with the thaw as the snow gradually disappears from the Sierra, has meant that the streams and rivers of Guadarrama bound down from the mountains replete and teeming with water. Water is the … Continue reading

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