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Morezón in winter

 
Morezón in winter

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Object Title: Morezón in winter

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: Diego Sahagún

Created/Edited: Jan 16, 2008 / Dec 23, 2008

Object ID: 373415

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Introduction

Almost all years my cousins, brothers and me go to Plataforma (1.780 m) and attempt Morezón (2.389 m). It's a tradition in my family going there on Christmas Eve. Only if the weather is bad and Puerto de Menga (1.564 m) has snow problems we change our goal for another mountain.

In 2007 we left Avila early in the morning, stopped in a Hoyos del Espino bar, checked our crampons and drove up to Plataforma (1.780 m). We started the ascent at 12:10 PM, there was some ice section on the rocky trail to Prado de las Pozas (1.902 m) but we hadn't to pur our crampons on. Traversed the big meadow SWwards, leaving Cuerda del Refugio (2.129 m) to the left we stopped near a big rock to eat something. Followed the trodden trail almost to the top of Cerro de la Cagarruta (2299 m) leaving Navasomera to the right. Descended to the Col 2.268 m and ascended the final the E face of Morezón (2.389 m). We reached the summit at 3:30 PM being 20 minutes on there while having lunch. The temperature was freezing so Heidi and Paco, who wore inadequate clothing had to descend quickly. The others descent was slow because Nuria was so. I had to wait her and my two brothers near the icy section of the rocky trail because I was the only one who carried a headlamp. Hopefully we haven't to use it because we reached our cars at 6:20 PM.

It was a nice sunny day, with snow from the start wich never was too soft. There were few people on the mountain and the minimum temperature was -2ºC.

External Links

EL MOREZÓN.

EL MOREZÓN Y EL REFUGIO DEL REY.

El Morezon 2381 m(Gredos) sobre mar de nubes.

Morezón (2393 m). Macizo Central de Gredos

Images


Griffon Vulture soaring up

Griffon Vulture soaring up

Almanzor from the N-NE

Almanzor from the N-NE

Icebow (optical phenomenon) on Morezón summit

Icebow (optical phenomenon) on Morezón summit

Cabezo del Cervunal from the W-NW

Cabezo del Cervunal from the W-NW

Morezón from the E-NE

Morezón from the E-NE

Point 2329 from the N-NE

Point 2329 from the N-NE

Risco del Fraile from the NW

Risco del Fraile from the NW

Almanzor from Morezón summit

Almanzor from Morezón summit

Traversing Cerro de la Cagarruta

Traversing Cerro de la Cagarruta

Serrota

Serrota

On the Col 2268

On the Col 2268

Descending to Col 2268

Descending to Col 2268

Starting Morezón E face

Starting Morezón E face

Ascending Morezón

Ascending Morezón

Risco Pelucas and La Mira from the W-NW

Risco Pelucas and La Mira from the W-NW


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