Mulhacén from the west
|location||Granada Province , Spain|
|Dominance||527 km → Djebel Ayachi|
|Notch height||3285 m ↓ Seuil de Naurouze ⊙|
|Coordinates||37 ° 3 '12 " N , 3 ° 18' 41" W|
|Normal way||from the south|
Mountaineers in front of the uncultivated Refugio de la Caldera (3065 m). The routes over the western flank to the summit can be clearly seen, September 2011.
The Mulhacén [ mulaˈθen ] is at 3482, according to other sources 3479 meters, the highest mountain on the Spanish mainland and the Iberian Peninsula . It is located in the province of Granada in the Sierra Nevada ( Betic Cordillera ) near Granada .
Mulhacén is the highest mountain on the European continent outside the Alps and the Caucasus . The highest mountain in Spain is the 3718 m high Teide on Tenerife .
The name is derived from one of the last emirs of Granada , Abu l-Hasan Ali ( Spanish Muley Hacén ; † 1485), who, according to the legend, was buried there at his request.
In the period between October / November and May / June the summit bears snow. Some easy routes lead up the mountain, such as B. from the south or west . The starting points are the mountain villages Trevélez , Capileira or La Cebadilla (leave). Comparably easy, but longer and therefore more demanding in winter, can be started from the ski area below Pico del Veleta from the west. You can use a gravel road that leads from the ski area below the Mulhacén past towards the southwest.
Accommodation in the immediate vicinity of the mountain is a non-manned bivouac hut at the west foot of the summit or the year-round manned mountain hut Poqueira in the south-west.
The north side of the mountain is harder to get to, rugged and forbidding. The routes to the summit are correspondingly more demanding from this side.
- Mulhacén on Peakbagger.com (English)