My first time in Europe trying to do something nice, almost trekkings and tiny mountains was in my mind when I came to Basque Country (north's Spain). Mountains with 1500 meters high doesn´t represents great stuffs when I have experience over 6000 mts in the past. Even in my own country (Guatemala) I climbing over 3000-4000 mts very often.
But I was really mistaken, mostly of this mountains starting in few meters over sea level, with great prominence, some with difficult trails and are extremily beauty.
My problems where transportation and money, sadly mostly of mountainneeriners from Basque Country moves only by your own car. And no-one can't help me with the information to get there by public transportation.
Mountainneering is very popular in Basque Country, is a big difference with Guatemala, we're very poor people, so we don't have enough money to buy expensive and high tech equipment. In this country was really funny to see people with extra-expensive boots or using crampons in extra-easy mountains. I saw a couple of guys using crampons in a plane area with just 5cm of soft snow.
Anyway, without car, without enough money... I was trying at the hardways, problems with bus schedules, walk many more miles that others climbers. In some cases doing the hardest routes.
In the last days winter was very strong, I went to mountains with huge quantities of snow, people told me: in 20 years doesn´t snow like this over the area. Even in some cases they warning me about the dangerous to try to do climb or hikes alone on this conditions. I done it anyway hehehe.
Finally I done a lot of mountains and trekkings, but specially a LOT of fun and good friends, thanks for your helps: Ruben Gomez, RicardoEchanove1, Unai, Lorizt and Juventus Club. Thanks for sharing great momments with me and my lovely girlfriend. AGUR and GERO ARTE!!
My own Basque Mountains or peaks list
Name, meters high, date
Aindimendi, 1243 mts, 22/12/2008
Aizkorri, 1528 mts, 4/1/2009
Anboto, 1331 mts, 22/12/2008
Aranzuri, 510 mts, 20/11/2008
Arnotegui, 426 mts, 8/1/2009
Arrabatxu, 987 mts, 18/12/2008
Atxurkulu, 303 mts, 18/12/2008
Ebitxe, 477 mts, 20/11/2008
Elgoin, 1243 mts, 22/12/2008
Gallarraga, 902 mts, 9/1/2009
Ganekogorta, 998 mts, 9/1/2009
Gorbeia, 1480 mts, 7/12/2008
Kolitza, 874 mts, 30/12/2008
Kurutzeta, 1202 mts, 22/12/2008
Pagasarri, 673 mts, 20/11/2008
Paguero, 963 mts, 9/1/2009
Saibi, 945 mts, 22/11/2008
Santa Ana (Valderejo), 1043 mts, 22/11/2008
Serantes, 455 mts, 27/12/2008
Talaia, 275 mts, 18/12/2008
Urbasa, (Zelai Handi) 1113 mts, 20/12/2008
Urkiolamendi, 1009 mts, 22/12/2008
Plus lot of hiking crossing villages and many miles by the shore of the Cantabric sea.