Snow, ice and high mountains in Spain
Spain is the second most montainious land in Europe (after Switzerland). There are many relatively high ranges which cross the land north, south, east and west. One of this ranges is 'Sierra Nevada', where the highest mountain of the Iberian Peninsula is: Mulhacén, 3.482 meters. In fact, Sierra Nevada range is the third highest mountain range in Europe!
Next to Sierra Nevada, there are the very well know Pyrenees, with the Aneto (3.404 m), Monte Perdido (3.355 m), Vignemale, Middi d'Ossau, Posets, ....in total about 212 mountains above the 3.000 meters line.
Picos de Europa is also magnificant. And Sierra de Gredos, in midden Spain (not far from Madrid) is also impressive and rough. But everywhere you go in Spain there are mountains which raise high over the Spanish plateau.
The winter in Spain is between december and may (depending of the mountain range). In the mountains falls a lot of snow. The height of the Spanish ranges, together with the fact that the mountains are covered under the snow for a long period of the year, makes of Spain almost an alpine land. Here during the winter months we can practise alpinism almost like in the alps, but just with a little better weather and more kind conditions. The perfect training field during the winter for more difficult enterprises.
The Spanish alpine experience with us
Our organisation is providing professional mountain guiding services in Spain in fluent English. We are able to guide you safely through our mountains all the way to the top, at different levels of difficulty.
We are members of the AEGM and UIMLA, Spanish and international union of mountain guides. Our organisation is also registered as an official outdoor activities company in Spain.
You can contact us to ask about all the possibilities of alpinism, mountaineering and winter mountaineering. We will be glad to answer all your questions.