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Peñalara, easy hard-snow climbing

It’s weird..after late November and early December with the Sierra covered in snow..to arrive at Cotos in early January to find not a patch, not a shred of the white stuff. The mountains are apparently snowless. Washed clean by the … Continue reading

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So..it’s back to Autumn

Like i said..it was too good to be true. Winter starting in November in Sierra de Guadarrama..that’s something that belongs to the past. I guess you could say that it was a false start, at best. And it was good … Continue reading

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Cool Summer so far..

What a strange year it’s been so far! Summery conditions to start the year, days and days of sun in January followed by a week of Winter at the month’s end, with rain and snowfall. Then two almost completely dry, … Continue reading

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Incredible event..!

An incredible event at the top of Hermana Mayor, a mountain of 2270m in the Sierra de Guadarrama, after two ‘Winter’ months, February and March, without a single snowflake – hardly even a drop of rain – on the last … Continue reading

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Frozen mountain lake

Strange weather indeed, this dry Winter. Though temperatures have been more or less normal thru December, the emblematic laguna of the Sierra de Guadarrama, la Laguna Grande de Peñalara, typically frozen over from early December to late March or even … Continue reading

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Summer.. with water!

Water is often on the wane by July in the Sierra de Guadarrama, and in Central Spain generally. It’s weird to read of water restrictions in Ireland this Summer, while the liquid element continues to be relatively abundant locally.. The … Continue reading

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Sad Old Year..Sierra de Guadarrama sets new depths for no-snow misery

This year-end some in the US are pining for a ‘liddul bit of thaat good ol’ globul worming’..the fact that morons will be morons aside, here in the center of Spain we seem to be getting a pretty good ration … Continue reading

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