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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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Yet another January scarce in snow..

I hate to be repetitious but that’s the way January is in the mountains of Guadarrama in recent times. Scarce in snow. Prodigious in days of high pressure, sun, temperature inversion and seas of cloud.. ..and low in snow. Some … Continue reading

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Dark time of the year?

After a week of Autumnal weather with abundant precipitation, the sun reigns once more in Spanish skies. Just when the long Summer of 2016 seemed to have definitively finished.. it’s back! 24ºC in Cercedilla today and i had to deploy … Continue reading

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Guiris taking over Guadarrama?

Foreigners are no strangers to the heights of the Sierra de Guadarrama. Guiris*, Spanish colloquial word for foreigners of European origin, were among the first to frequent the Sierra for the purpose of scientific investigation from the early 19th century and … Continue reading

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Long-faced welcome for the non-event of the year

In recent days we had the official arrival of Summer, something as i have said (many times) before that i don’t especially welcome. This year i might have been a good deal more positive about it, had i not been … Continue reading

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Rock and ski

It’s June and in Guadarrama this would normally mean the rock climbing season rolls out..but this year the steep ski season is far from finished.. so last Sunday my enthusiastic mountaineering partner Mariano and i set out to get a … Continue reading

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Powder ski days in Guadarrama..in late May?

Yes, believe it or not, powder has been skied on May 19-20..in Sierra de Guadarrama. Almost perfect conditions were to be found in La Hoya de Peñalara these last days, following several days of snowfall since Thursday the 16th. Even … Continue reading

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