Oturia Climber's Log
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|ojo||Second time lucky. |
Date Climbed: May 8, 2009
|This time we approached from the other side (Oliván? I am not sure). It was close on 1000m of ascent but extremely easy terrain.|
The worst bit was the final haul over grassy slope - my least-favourite type of walking terrain! There was some snow on the summit, a plague of "mariposas" - ladybirds - sheltering on the very distinct summit "post" (like a giant cairn). The views over the peaks to the north were stunning in the spring snow colours.
|Posted Aug 24, 2010 11:22 am|
|ojo||First time Unlucky.|
Date Climbed: May 1, 2008
|From Yebra de Basa. We didn't make it to the top as a horrendous rain storm hit us as we reached the Hermitage/church. In two seconds we were drenched and the summit, just a few 100m of ascent away, was shrouded in mist.|
The walk up - the way the pilgrimage goes, passing all the little shrines - is superb, though. We really enjoyed it. Wonderful cascades too.
We went back the following year and did it.
|Posted Aug 24, 2010 11:19 am|
|Rafa Bartolome||From Yebra de Basa |
Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2009
|We returned to Oturia but this time across the nice route of the hermitages from Yebra de Basa. We reached finally the summit in a nice day with some clouds in the big mountains. It's a beautiful route to all the people.|
|Posted Apr 8, 2009 9:44 am|
|Rafa Bartolome||From Oliván|
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009
|We tried to climb Oturia from Oliván after big snowfalls but after 4h 30 min of walk on the snow we left it on the bottom of the ramp to pre-summit East because we didn't have more hours of sunlight to descent in the day if we walked with a half meter of snow to the summit. The snow was very soft even to walk with snowshoes. The sunny day was beautiful with great views.|
|Posted Apr 8, 2009 9:41 am|