The main objective of this trip is to climb the remaining three ultrapeaks in mainland Spain. And this trip perfectly matched a Atlas Mountains trip. The plane from Casablanca lands on time, we rent a car, and we roll towards Pico Almanzor. We spent the night in the small village of Hoyos del Espino.
After the first successful climb, we head north-east towards the Pico de Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees. It’s a long way, but we arrive in the tourist town of Bensaque in the evening and have time to rest. For dinner, we meet Rob, who, quite by chance, has climbed the Ribu peaks nearby.
We made it to the highest peak in the Pyrenees quickly, just as we had planned. We head west, where Torrecerredo, the highest peak in the Cantabrian Mountains, sits on the Atlantic coast.
On the way to Morocco, I had a rather long layover at the Madrid airport, so I took the opportunity to climb one more P600, Lobo. The main plan with three peaks was completed on time, without bad weather or anything else getting in the way. I have a free day, and I head towards La Serrota, my last unclimbed P600 peak in the Madrid area. On the way back, I stop at the Cruz de Hierro windmill park.
Great! Now that a few more Spanish peaks have been climbed, new plans can be made.
Done, next one…
|Cruz de Hierro||Castile Ranges|| |
|La Serrota||Castile Ranges|| |
|Torrecerredo||Cordillera Cantabrica|| |
|Pico de Aneto||Pyrenees|| |
|Pico Almanzor||Castile Ranges|| |
|Lobo||Castile Ranges|| |
|80.2km hiked and 5731m elevation gained in 45h00|