A very long walk starting from camping Trevelez and back. We started at 5 am and were on the summit at 11.30, and back by 4 (11 hours). The walk was long and the rhythm was assiduous. Taken in consideration the length (~27 km) I would not recommend this to anybody. Otherwise, the path is clear to follow and in normal weather condition is a walk in the park from technical point of view. There is a new hut on the way and several places where you can camp. There were cows up to 7 lagoas and wild goats. Here is the path gpx: https://runkeeper.com/user/valugi/activity/652130437
I did this mountain twice in one day as training for the Alpujaras Tour. I started early in the morning in the small village of Trevelez, following in the direction of Canada de Siete Lagunas, reached the summit by noon, went down on the other side, all the way to Refuge Poqueira and then went back to the summit (sunset) and back to the village of Trevelez (night). A total of 30 km (maybe more).
I did carry a tent and sleeping bag but did not feel like camping so I went as fast as I could (with a quite heavy backpack) so I can make it to my hotel room for a good night sleep.
From Refugio de Poqueira up the west slope and down the south "ridge". A wonderful day on the top of Spain always accompanied by a strong and cold wind.
My girlfriend and I climbed Mulhacen in a day from Trevelez. Beautiful views, met lots of nice people. Spectacular place to go trekking.
Summer...Climbed after La Alcazaba during La Integral trek.
We climbed from refugio de Poqueira following the ravine of river mulhacen to Col de Mosca. We climbed the nice Puntal de la Caldera (3220m), beautiful ridge of grade I+, and we returned to Mulhacen to walk the west slopes to the summit. We descended across the SE slope to Siete lagunas to turn to get the entry to the route of Alcazaba from south. We leaved the route in a col turning to west to Peñón del Globo (3288m) and the ridge to Puntal de la Cornisa (3313m), reaching Alcazaba across the easy west ridge. We returned to siete lagunas to reach the south col of Mulhacen after a good path, descending to refugio de Poqueira in a total traverse of 10 hours and half
I climbed Mulhacen with a guide from Spanish High Mountain Guides from Lanjaron because I was anfamiliar with the area, and not too experienced yet in mountaineering. We stayed 1 night in the Poquira hut. We climbed up early via de Rio Mulhacen & the west slope, descended via the south slope - glissading to the hut again.
I climbed Mulhacen from the south (Capileira). I left my car at Portillo / hoya, at 2140 m, then went up to 3000 m (approx) setting up a tent on the road reaching pico de Veleta. I intended climbing Mulhacen from the western side, but there was quite a bit of snow (in spite fo being early june), and it was really hard early in the morning. Without crampons, I went back on the rioad slightly at 2900m then climbed towards the east and reached an easy path going gently on the south ridge up to the summit. The climb is very easy, but a bit long, some would even say boring. North face is for sure much more challenging.
This climb was part of a trip to Granada where I spent later 2.5 days, the town is definetly worth a visit and doing both (trekk + visit) is really a nice way to get a smell of andalusia, let alone delicious jamon de Trevelez....
Summit was quite foggy alas...
It was surprising to get so much snow (from 2600m) so late in the season at such latitudes...
Of course, one can use the 2500m high Poqueira refuge, or even sleep on the col near summit's west face (refuge at approx 3050m) which should remain open but with very limited confort.
Attempt at Mulhacen in Jan, night in refuge, follwed by a promising days start, group I was assisting to take to the summit were slow, and weather turned 200m from top, down we came!
Normal (easy) route from Trevellez. Two day hike with beautiful weather and nice camping at the Lagunas. Would like to come back during winter.
Left the car to Capileira village and climbed to Refugio Poqueira hut the first day. Snowline was at 1700 metres. Temperature was near freezing in the refuge hut dormitory. Climbed with a local guy from Jaen, started at 8 am from the hut and reached the summit just before noon. We were the only ones on the summit on that day. Climbed all the way along the Poqueira river. Used snowshoes from the beginning until just before the summit ridge, where we switched to crampons. Strong snowstorm around the top with visibility of no more than 10 metres, otherwise nice and sunny.
Climbed the Mulhacen in winter conditions from the Refugio Poquira. Descended towards Pradollano, wich was very long and exhausting because of the enormous amounth of fresh snow.
Can't remember the date, exactly. We walked up to the hut (Refugio Poqueira) the day before (longer than we'd expected) and did the summit easily the next day. Mist at the top. Didn't see a thing.
Climbed many many times from all the faces and slopes, in summer and in winter. Very nice mountain.
I did this mountain as part of a trip to Granada. While taking the trek route, our group took two days to summit and descend. Sleeping at the high refuge was comfortable, but required a good sleeping bag because of freezing temps at night.
I did the summit stretch during a snow storm in the morning, but crampons and poles or M axe was more than sufficient.
You can grab lunch at the lower refuge on your way down!