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Rafa BartolomeRoute Climbed: Normal-Montaña Blanca Date Climbed: 24th november 2004  Sucess!

Rafa Bartolome

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

LobeliaRoute Climbed: Refugio de Alta Vista Date Climbed: 4 October 2000  Sucess!

Lobelia

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

AlfRoute Climbed: Montaña Blanca Date Climbed: 9 April 2004  Sucess!
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.

Alfredo
Posted Apr 14, 2004 11:27 am

Gangolf HaubRoute Climbed: Montana Blanca - Rifugio Altavista - Rambleta Date Climbed: May 2003

Gangolf Haub

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

LuisCandeiasRoute Climbed: walking path Date Climbed: September 2001

LuisCandeias

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

OBIJUANKENOBI71Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: October 1992  Sucess!

OBIJUANKENOBI71

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

PeterCorneliusSpaethRoute Climbed: North Slope Date Climbed: March 1998  Sucess!

PeterCorneliusSpaeth

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.schmeidlDate Climbed: March 1986  Sucess!

thomas.schmeidl

Same experience as Ulrich Prinz
Posted Mar 19, 2002 2:03 pm

Henning LegeRoute Climbed: normal (via Montana Blanca) Date Climbed: Dec. 29. 2001  Sucess!
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

UlrichPrinzRoute Climbed: South East from base Date Climbed: Feb 1996  Sucess!

UlrichPrinz

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 ! ;-)))



Ulli Prinz
Posted Jan 18, 2002 1:29 pm

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