Started at Murua, climbing eastwards in search of the Barazar route. Bagged the summit of Aldamin first, going over the top of Gorbea and down via the normal route
We climbed from House of the Park (Parketxe) enetering from Sarria crossing Beeretin in about 4h, descending across the normal route of this side in the last day without snow of the season.
Nadie and me ascended Gorbea from Pagomakurre in an odd summer day. Finally I climbed it since some attempts when I was a child. It was very pleasant and nice, even the views of Aldamin and the sea of clouds were so beautiful. And there were few people on the mountain because it was a workable day.
Wet snow, low clouds and strong winds got together to make this a hard winter climb. We started from the parking lot by the Gorbea barrage and reached the summit in about 2 hours and a half
It was a very hard day with strong wind and a little of rain. The mountain had snow in bad conditions after the rain of last days and with the wind it was very difficult to walk. We climbed from Murua and I'll write the route someday.
We also did Gatzarrieta and Artalarra
We also did Arroriano. A little snow
strong winds, ice and snow... but easy to find the path, a huge quantities of people.
We tried to climb Gorbea in a cold day, snowing at 200m
We coudn't pass Aldabe pass because of the ice and snow.
A cold, windy and snowy day. That day the snow begins at 400m.
Snow from the begining.
Snowing the final 200m.
One day before we tried from Areatza, but we don't pass the Paso de Aldabe. That day snow at 200m.
My eight time in Gorbea's summmit.
We climb also Zanburu, Gatzarrieta, Artalarra and Aldabe.
Fog in the summit
Very windy and cold day.
In the summit impossible to stay up.
Snow from Arraba and snow storm.
Interesting practice of orientation with GPS in a dense fog. I climbed Peña Lekanda, Kutxak, Gatzarrieta and finally Gorbea. The visit to karts of Itxina near of route of Pagomakurre is very special with the beautiful Peña Lekanda and a good complement to the climb. No views in the summits, no views in the walk, no views in anywhere... with the coordinates of the summits in GPS it was simple but without it I think is easy the lost in foggy days in the wide green area from Arraba.
I have been there many times. This is my house-mountain. It has been always a pleasant way up. The longest way up I ever did is from the small chapel of San Justo (+/- 400 mtrs) up till the top. The way through the 'Itxina' karst is always very misterious route. Next time I will walk it up from Alava through beautiful and wide oak forests.
I've attempted Gorbea some times but I can't remember how many. I went with my father in all the tries and probably some of my brothers, my mother and friends. I've never reached the summit so I'm in debt to this nice mountain
Great sunny day without persons in the mountain in a tuersday (not possible in week-end). Only some mountaineers in the summit and a lot of horses, sheeps, cows,...grazing in a very green mountain. Beautiful trees and funny climb to Aldamin as well. A good overcharge of nature and pure air for the mind!