Images from the Sierra Nevada, Las Alpujarras

and beyond.


Rio Verde in the Axarquia Parque Nacional

Rio Verde

Pico de Lucero in the Almijara Parque Natural , Andalucia.

Almijar parque natural , Andalucia


Baranco de la Luna.

baranco de la luna Sierra Nevada


Pena Partida refuge on northern slopes of La Atalaya

Pena Partida refuge


Rio Trevelez valley, stunning walking in Las Alpujarras

Rio Trevelez valley


The ''Roman'' bridge on the ruta medieval in Las Alpujarras

The ''Roman '' bridge , las Alpujarra


Rio Verde

Rio Verde


St Juan ridge

walking Sierra Nevada


Swollow tail butterfly seen in Las Alpujarras

Swollow tail butterfly, Las alpujarras


Poppy field near Padul with view east to Sierra Nevada

Poppies with view to Sierra Nevada


Nature reserve Padul, Las Alpujarras

padul nature reserve Alpujarra


Orchid found on a wak in the Alpujarra.

Orchid in the Alpujarra.


Rio St Juan on the north side of the Sierra Nevada.

Rio St Juan , Sierra Nevada


Low level walking group on the Lanjaron circuit

walkling in the Alpujarra


Chilling out in the Rio Chillar.

Rio Cillar, walking holidays in the Sierra Nevada


El Caldera traverse path.

El Caldera,trekking Mulhacen , walking Sierra Nevada


Snowshoeing near Puente Palo


Waterfall in the Rio Lanjaron valley


Lenticular cloud sunset above the Sierra de Lujar


Snow shoeing in the Rio Lanjaron Valley

Solayer Castle in the Lecrin


Monachil Gorge, a great walk just 20 minutes from Granada.


Veleta viewed from the east


Water spout in the Rio Lanjaron Valley


Walkers on Giralda in the Lecrin valley


Tough walk along the Tajos de la Virgen ridge, Sierra Nevada.


Photo of the Sierra Nevada high level road before

it was closed to traffic in the mid 90's


Clients on a scramble in the Sierra de Huetor.


Terracing in Rio Lanjaron valley


Walkers in the Rio Lanjaron valley with

Cero de Caballo in the distance.


Tyrolean traverse on Via feratta near El Torcal national park.


Clients in the Sierra de Huetor


Cabra de montana, kid.


Former civil war machine gun post on s. slopes of Mulhacen


Walking group above Monachil Gorge


Pinnacles Rio Toril

North face of Mulhacen and laguna de Mosca.


Limestone pinacles of the El Torcal National Park.


Walking above Niguelas in the Sierra Nevada


Sierra Nevada range from the north.



Axarquia Mountains


East ridge of Mulhacen



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Martin Riley who runs The Life of Riley is a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and the first British guide to become a member of the Spanish Mountain Guides Associacion. Martin holds public liability insurance with Axa Winterthur.

Martin has long experience of working and playing in the hills and mountains. Walking and climbing in the UK and Europe for over 30 years and having lived and worked in Lanjaron since 2005 he has an extensive knowledge of the region’s mountains and wildlife. Prior to living in Spain he managed a Countryside Ranger service and an activity centre in the north of England.