We decided to do the desert triangle on our first day on Tenerife. After a fire in 2007 fences have been brought up in the area around Fortaleza and you are not allowed to go everywhere. Discovered a new descent route through a gully in the west face. Good views of snow covered Teide.
Leg 1 of the desert tour Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006
Climbed as part one of the desert round trip El Portillo, Fortaleza, Montana Blanca, El Portillo. Nice hike early in the morning with good views across the Canadas. Views turned even better later in the day when heading up to Montana Blanca.
This was a nice short trail, good to warm up with after camping in the park the previous night (Oops! Did I say that?). Some decent views of the eastern coast, Sante Cruz, Canaleria and Guimar. Clouds seem to be a permanent fixture on this coast though. Saw no one all morning under blue skies.