Monday, 3rd June 2013
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Both groups leave the bus to go separate ways . . .
and pass the snow that had caused problems for the bus
Our target for the day comes into view - Mulhacen Summit
A pause for a breather . . .
gives us time to enjoy the views . . .
as we look down towards the coast . . .
and up to the High Sierras
From our next stop we are able to see down the Poqueira Gorge - where we had walked the previous day
A rocky outcrop provides a good vantage point for a catch-up stop
Nearby a snow hole . . .
reveals its contents
Rock or snow - as we approach the summit
A patch of low cloud adds to the drama . . .
but this has to be the most dramatic side of the summit
A passer-by does the honours . . .
and some of the group check out the summit column
Then it's time . . .
to make sure that I have . . .
the perfect photo . . .
on the summit
What a great spot for lunch!
A last view of the summit before we begin our descent
The refuge that the other group walked to comes into view
Making our way across the rocks . . .
a number of ibex relax by the snow . . .
but our approach . . .
causes them to move away
On the Trevélez lookout point Jane points out the route of another walk . . .
and we take a last look towards the summit . . .
before returning to our pick-up point . . .
and await the arrival of the bus . . .
whilst enjoying the view to the opposite ridge