Tag Archives: Dos Hermanas

Spring!!

Yes, Spring.. ..but of the warm-to-hot variety..in these last two weeks there have been no cold Spring days. The furious electric twittering of Greenfinches is all about, trees are in radical bloom and flowers are popping up unabashed everywhere..but no … Continue reading

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Tino skis Hermana Menor – video

Multiple days out this Winter in difficult weather had left Tino thinking this mountain skiing business seems kinda tough. Finally we had a day of blue skies and moderate winds, wonderful..although the snow, as is often the case when the … Continue reading

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Trees, rocks, streams.. in the snow.

This is a tree that i visit regularly in Winter..on days of bad visibility it’s often as high as you can go, or at least the last reliable landmark on the way to the top of Hermana Menor. How many … Continue reading

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Wintry day ski to Collado de Dos Hermanas

One Saturday in early March after fresh snowfall, we set out en famille from Cotos with the objective of reaching the col between my beloved Hermanas, the twin peaks that precede Peñalara and figure among the most accessible of the … Continue reading

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Making the most of the snow

Well, this year Winter came late, very late, but when it came, it came for real. No half-hearted attempt at it, full on week-long snowstorms, weather to keep children and old people safe indoors, not apt for the faint-hearted. Days … Continue reading

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The blaze on every hill

Amazing Summer colour in the hills this year.. One of the earliest memories of my childhood in Ireland features my father talking of “the furze blooming yellow in the hills”..and this vague, and perhaps not entirely real, recollection of infancy … Continue reading

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Happy Paddy’s Day

I had quite a happy St Patrick’s Day..and i didn’t down seventeen pints of Guinness or a bottle and a half of Irish whiskey (traditional forms of “celebrating” the day in Éireann).. No, i just got my skis out and … Continue reading

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