Ascent of Castro Valnera on 2013-05-09
|Date:||Thursday, May 9, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1717 m / 5636 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFor pictures and context, see my blog 'Went up a hill and came down' at:
Extract of text from my blog:
Disappointingly I found the road to Portillo de Lunada was closed so I stopped for the night in a small layby big enough for one vehicle next to a picnic table. I assume that in clear conditions I would have had a view across the Bay of Biscay.
In the following morning it was still misty, cold and wet – a bit like a typical November day in Scotland. I discovered that there was a discernible path that followed the Rio (river) Miera from N43.16684 W3.67645 (994m) up the hillside past a ruined shepherd’s hut into snowfields to meet the path from Portillo de Lunada in a bealach/pass, Alto la Piluca at N43.15482 W3.67302 (1438m). From there it was possible to follow a path that occasionally disappeared under the snow to the summit of El Castro Valnera, a Major 1718 m P866 at N43.14585 W3.68123. The summit is marked by a badly damaged cylindrical trig point. There was no view because of the thick mist. I descended by almost the same route as my ascent.
8.28km, 1282m ascent.
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