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Ascent to Mulhacén-Ridge below Pico de Veleta on 2010-03-22

Climber: James Warren

Others in Party:Peter Lambert
Date:Monday, March 22, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mulhacén - Ridge below Pico de Veleta
    Location:Spain
    Elevation:2949 m / 9678 ft
    Remaining Elevation:529 m / 1736 ft (8% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Attempted 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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