The past weekend go up to the Mulhácen.
The Mulhacén is the highest beak of the Iberian peninsula, no of Spain since this honour has it the Teide with his 3.718. The height of the Mulhacén is of 3.482 m and forms part of the National Park of Sierra Nevada. Enclavado In the province of Granada and pertaining to Sierra Nevadainside the mountain range Penibética.
The word Mulhacén comes from of Muley Hacén, castilianisation of the name of Mulay Hasan, penultimate king nazarí of Granada in the 15th century, of the that says was buried in this mountain.
Although his height is not exceptional, is the highest beak of Europe out of the Cáucaso and the Alpes, without explaining the Teide and some beaks of Greenland that although politically they belong to Europe, geographically belong to Africa and North America respectively.
After the Mont Blanc and the Mountain Etna the Mulhacén is the third higher beak of the Western Europe and occupies the place 64 in the world-wide classification.
The beak presents a side south quite soft that does not present difficulty any. The side north, of access shorter, is slightly more rugged.
The ascensión that present you here realise it in two stages:
- From the Electrical Head office of Campaneira to 1.500 metres of altitude untilthe Shelter of Poqueira situated to 2.500 metres of altitude (roughly some 1.000 positive metres of desnivel).
- The second day, from the shelter of Poqueira until the beak of the Mulhacén to 3.482 m. And from the beak until the Hydroelectric Head office (roughly some 1.000 metres of desnivel positive and 2.000 metres of desnivel negative).
Although already we have commented you that the ascensión to the Mulhacén does not have technical difficulty some it is necessary to take into account that a desnivel of 4.000 metres accumulated in two day can result a very hard itinerary but possesses the suitable physical form.
Neither that say, that if you decide you to do it in the months of summer, to the desnivel will have to add him a heat asfixiante especially in the first stage that can be really a problem added to this ascensión.
Here we leave you the link with all the information of the travesía: Ascensión to the beak of the Mulhácen.