Snow climbing in June in the Sierra Nevada

Snow climbing in June in the Sierra Nevada

All the rain we had during the winter has given us plenty of snow this year. So last week we decided to go snow climbing above Lanjaron near Cerro de Caballo.

3 Jul 2010 : About 1 min reading time

Yes this has been an exceptional year in this part of the world weather wise. All the rain we had during the winter has given us plenty of snow this year. So last week we decided to go snow climbing above Lanjaron near Cerro de Caballo.

We started very early in the morning along the 4wd track. We walked for a couple of hours until we reached the area we were interested in. Ive never done snow climbing before and was looking forward to having a go.

My first tentative steps at snow climbing

Richard belaying me

Arriving at the top. Perfect conditions, snow and blue sky

Cerro de Caballo in the back ground as Clive belays me

Moving in to a different area, we climbed on these big snow walls

Errrr this part was vertical. I struggled to get foot placements as the snow was turning a little soft

But I got over it eventually

Even if I had to use my knees. Richard laughing as I appear over the top

Richard having a rest

Clive having a rest and thinking its a long way up

Its a long way up

Luckily the cloud came in, its hard work doing this snow climbing

Comments

Lisa: Would love to try something like that someday! Lisa