Ascent to Mulhacén-Ridge below Pico de Veleta on 2010-03-22
|Others in Party:||Peter Lambert|
|Date:||Monday, March 22, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Mulhacén - Ridge below Pico de Veleta|
| Elevation:||2949 m / 9678 ft|
| Remaining Elevation:||529 m / 1736 ft (8% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportAttempted 2-day climb in persistent rain from south (Capileira) but were blocked by path to Poqueira hut being washed away in several places and River running v strongly. Turned back at c 1,750m. Attempted climb next day from Granada side, climbing from Hoya de la Mora. Much better weather but heavy going in soft recent snow. Reached ridge below Veleta (c 2,950m) but insufficient time to continue to Mulhacen.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Raining, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
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