Picos de Europa Trip 2015

 

We had a brilliant time this year on our annual Picos trip.  The weather was great throughout and we enjoyed the full range of climbing on offer in the Picos.  Alpine adventure sport routes, 500m long rock routes, sport climbing on sea cliffs, and the highlight was an ascent of the Martinez Route on the Naranjo de Bulnes… another great trip to the amazing venue that is the Picos!

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Naranjo South Face

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Alpine start on Naranjo

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Refugio at the Bulnes

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South face of Naranjo

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Abb descents

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South Face of Naranjo

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Big route on the Fresnidiello

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Ibex

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First glimpse!

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Fresnidiello and Cueto Pampin

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Vultures

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Happy on the summit

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Crux complete on pitch 5 of the Fresnidiello on the Los Ojalles route

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’