Spain: outdoor pursuits;

June 2nd, 2010

Trekking in the Sierra Nevada in June

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4660213865_9357f49ce4.jpg I enjoyed this post on the iberianatureforum by Maria: Outside the tapas bars of Lanjaron temperatures reached 30 degrees. 2500m above we donned our duvet jackets as an icy wind tore across the white snow filled plateau. Such are the contrasts this year in southern Spain’s Sierra Nevada, a legacy of the worst winter weather in living memory. Read the original story here:

Snowshoeing trip in the Sierra Nevada

Interesting post about a recent snowshoeing trip in the Sierra Nevada by Maria of Spanish Highs on the forum. “Difficult snow conditions and at times blizzard conditions made it an epic and, at times, very testing journey… Read here

The darker side of the Basque Country

Sandi Toksvig talks here on the BBC’s Excess Baggage Paddy Woodworth to find out how the darker side of the Basque country, separatist terrorism, has affected the tourist trade. Listen here

Mountain skiing in the Sierra Nevada

Nice video here of people free mountain skiing down Pico Veleta in the Sierra Nevada, the second highest peak in Spain. Watch