Teide Climber's Log
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|edog2005||Route Climbed: Normal-Montaña Blanca Date Climbed: 31 January 2005|
|Climbed Teide by the regular route in winter. Some hard snow on the Rambleta and lava flows west of the Refugio del Altavista slowed me down, crampons and ice axe might have been a good idea, but no serious difficulties. Had the summit all to myself, as I reached the summit just after the cable car shut for the day. Not a lot of room to sit down at the summit, and thick clouds of volcanic gases made it an exciting but uncomfortable place. Views well above the clouds were dramatic. I have a photo report of the route on my website at:|
The most amazing mountain I've climbed (and the largest!). Stayed at the Parador hotel to acclimatise, a great place to stay if you're thinking of climbing Teide, although the staff weren't very helpful when I asked about obtaining a summit permit - they claimed the summit was 'completely closed'. Good food and quiet off season.
|Posted Feb 4, 2005 5:31 pm|
|Rafa Bartolome||Route Climbed: Normal-Montaña Blanca Date Climbed: 24th november 2004|
|Great and spectacullar "martian" landscape of volcanic stones and lava. The route was in complete silent only with 5 or 6 persons in all the route to the refuge for my sister and me (it's a strange sensation of the natural desolation of the volcano). After of the refuge of Altavista (3298m) we're sourronded with a lot of tourist in Mirador de Fortaleza (they used the cable car to 3550 m) but it's no a great problem (a little of pacience it's neccesary in this moment for the mountaineers). A big feeling in the summit, the highest of my country, specially for my sister (it's highest point for her, 3718 meters) with the smoke of the volcano in little activity (yellow alert in this moment).|
|Posted Nov 28, 2004 5:02 am|
|Lobelia||Route Climbed: Refugio de Alta Vista Date Climbed: 4 October 2000|
|I climbed the Teide with my friend Pili. We started to climb at 7 o'clock. The sunrise was beautiful. We saw a " mar de nubes" and we heard the silence too.|
|Posted Sep 7, 2004 12:19 pm|
|Alf||Route Climbed: Montaña Blanca Date Climbed: 9 April 2004|
|I climbed the Teide with my daughter Diana (22) and my son Eduardo (19) following the normal route.We started the climb at about 7:20am and arrived at the summit at around 12:30pm. We only stopped at the Altavista hut (closed, although an annexe was open). The weather was excellent early in the morning but when we reached the summit there were a lot of clouds around the volcano. However, the views and the emotions were superb. We used the telecabina to come down. |
|Posted Apr 14, 2004 11:27 am|
|Gangolf Haub||Route Climbed: Montana Blanca - Rifugio Altavista - Rambleta Date Climbed: May 2003|
|Great hike from the Canadas del Teide up 1300m to the Rambleta. We didn't make the summit because you need a permit up there (which we didn't have). Nevertheless absolutely great views of the Canadas and the neighbouring Ilands La Gomera and Gran Canaria as well as the lower caldera of Pico Viejo. The Tourists which go up by cable car are rather annoying, though.|
|Posted Nov 21, 2003 5:12 pm|
|LuisCandeias||Route Climbed: walking path Date Climbed: September 2001|
|A pleasant walk. The cable car wasn't working due to the wind, which was a blessing.|
Unfortunately got clowdy when we reached the limit of the restricted zone and we could not appreciate the view. But the glimpses of the snowed peak were a nice contrast with the barren flank.
Wonderful rock formations along the way.
|Posted Jul 17, 2002 3:12 am|
|OBIJUANKENOBI71||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: October 1992|
|We ascend in 1992, with the one that then was my girlfriend and now my wife. We ascend in bus, and then in the cable car. The views from the summit are incredible. Leave the island of Great Canaria and the Gomera besides a fantastic view of the whole tenerife island.|
|Posted Jun 14, 2002 12:30 am|
|PeterCorneliusSpaeth||Route Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: March 1998|
|Up an down same day. Fantastic views - also to the tourists wearing short trousers and sandals. Sad enough they built a cable cabin up there.|
|Posted Apr 25, 2002 2:53 pm|
|thomas.schmeidl||Date Climbed: March 1986|
|Same experience as Ulrich Prinz|
|Posted Mar 19, 2002 2:03 pm|
|Henning Lege||Route Climbed: normal (via Montana Blanca) Date Climbed: Dec. 29. 2001|
|Using the bus, I did not start before 11 am on a stormy but otherwise excellent day.|
No rangers beyond the jeep tracks, very few people, most of them freezing bitterly. Funny (dancing more than) walking on the icy trail above the refuge. Alone with the sulphur smell on the summit. Incredible.
And then rushing back down for the bus. What a day!
|Posted Jan 30, 2002 5:58 am|
|UlrichPrinz||Route Climbed: South East from base Date Climbed: Feb 1996|
|Walked up to the Hut in one day (At that time there was no permit |
necessary if you climbed by foot all the way.) and after a cold night
(no sleeping bag, door open and blocked by snow, snow in room and bunkbeds)
continued to the top in the dark of the next Morning.
Incredible experience to see the sun rise and the shadow of Teide lay over
Gomera: awesome !
Mucho fun surfing down the gravel slopes underneath the Cable Car:
Run as fast as you can ! ;-)))
|Posted Jan 18, 2002 1:29 pm|