Snowshoeing and walking holiday Sierra Nevada


Cero de Caballo access

A chain now restricts access to the ventura car park on the south side of caballo meaning that cars etc can no longer get along the track.


New Mulhacen guide

Sierra Nevada Guides have just produced a guide to Mulhacen's main ascent routes for more information check out their blog at Sierra Nevada Guides blog



Snow in the Alpujarra



New First Aid Certificate

Recent qualification from an excellent two day cousre in the peak District.


Free guide for hillwalkers from the BMC

The BMC has a new free leaflet useful for all hillwalkers in the UK or abroad see BMCshop



Sierra Nevada on facebook




The Sierra Nevada Parque Nacional has its own facebbok page with

loads of images of the region and ideas for routes see:

Parque Sierra Nevada


Cabra de Montana breeding success.

The Sierra Nevada area now has one of the fastest growing populations of the Spanish Ibex Capra pyrenacia. Known locally as Cabra de Montana these mountain animals roam freely across the range and beyond. There are estimated to be around 50,000 animals across Spain as a whole with around 20% of these in the Sierra Nevada region.


Emergency Bivouac on Mulhacen.


There is now a small bivouac shelter on the southern ridge of Mulhacen. It has been created as a result of the reopening of a former machine gun post established during the Spanish Civil war. Marked with a distinctive yellow and red pole the shelter is at approximately 2,850 m and lies about 50m west off the main path on the south ridge.


High temperatures in the Sierra Nevada

Current high temperatures in the Sierra Nevada mean that low level walking is difficult if not dangerous. For those who still want to walk and teek in the region the high mountains are still available , From the western end of the range the cable car runs from Sol y Nieve ski village up on to the slpoes of Veleta whilst from the south you can access the Mountain Bus from 2,700m on the south ridge of Mulhacen.






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Address: Aptd 88, Lanjaron
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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.