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Laguna Grande de Gredos in winter

 
Laguna Grande de Gredos in winter

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Laguna Grande de Gredos in winter

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Scenery, Water

 

Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: Apr 12, 2009 / Apr 29, 2009

Object ID: 505666

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Page Score: 75.81% - 6 Votes 

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Introduction

I wanted to add this album about our excursion to Laguna Grande on January 17th, 2009. We spent a very good time in the heart of Macizo Central and Circo de Gredos. Instead of ascending Morezón (2389 m) we decided to walk to Laguna Grande, a beautiful glacier lake in the circus. Crossing from shore to shore on the ice and snow that cover Laguna in winter is one of the best experiences that you can have in Gredos. I hadn't had it since the early 90s. Being there this year with Nadie and such good conditions was simply fantastic. We spent 3 hours to reach the lake and 2 hours 30 minutes in the return to La Plataforma (1760 m). On the ascent we passed near Refugio de Reguero Llano (1910 m) and followed the normal route when descending.

Towards Circo de Gredos and Laguna Grande
Crossing Los Barrerones on the way to Laguna Grande


External Links

Circo de Gredos (Wikipedia in English).

Laguna Grande de Gredos (Ávila).

Circo de Gredos.

Circo de Gredos.

Camino de la Plataforma al Circo de Gredos. The height gain is wrong, it doesn't include the ascent in the return.

Topographic section
Route profile showing the approach to Laguna Grande.

Images


Towards Circo de Gredos and Laguna Grande

Towards Circo de Gredos and Laguna Grande

Cabeza Nevada

Cabeza Nevada

A great viewpoint

A great viewpoint

Morezón NW face

Morezón NW face

The icy lake crossing

The icy lake crossing

Gredos\' feelings

Gredos' feelings

El Enano

El Enano

Altos de Morezón N face

Altos de Morezón N face

Cuchillar de Cerraillos from Laguna Grande

Cuchillar de Cerraillos from Laguna Grande

Almanzor NE face

Almanzor NE face

Morezón neighbours: Cuchillar de Cerraillos

Morezón neighbours: Cuchillar de Cerraillos

Vereda de la Mira

Vereda de la Mira

A frozen Laguna Grande

A frozen Laguna Grande

Cerro de los Huertos and Risco Negro

Cerro de los Huertos and Risco Negro

Cabeza Nevada and neighbours

Cabeza Nevada and neighbours


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RicardoEchanove1Good album

RicardoEchanove1

Voted 10/10

Good photos. Gredos in winter is impressive!!!
Sencillamente impresionante. La foto que llamas Gredos feelings me encanta.

Posted Apr 30, 2009 8:57 am

Diego SahagúnRe: Good album

Diego Sahagún

Hasn't voted

Gracias Ricardo, a mi también me gusta aunque creo que está un poco sobreexpuesta. Gredos me trae muchos recuerdos, desde que tenía 6 años lo he estado recorriendo...
Posted Apr 30, 2009 9:01 am

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