Almanzor

Photo of Almanzor

Photo by Steve Davidson

Details

Elevation (feet): 8504
Elevation (meters): 2592
Continent: Europe
Country: Spain
Range/Region: Iberian Peninsula
Range/Region: Castile Ranges
Latitude: 40.258241
Longitude: -5.329399
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Madrid barajas
Convenient Center: Barco de Avila (avila)

Thanks to Pedro Merchan y Oscar Bla for adding this peak.

Description

Alamanzor is a beautiful and very areal peak in Gredos, a granitic mountain in an extinct glacial circle. Its name is due an Musulman King who invaded the Iberic peninsula in the Arab Occupation of Spain. Although it is relatively low in elevation, the surrounding landscape has a cold micro-climate that makes its summit in winter a very interesting ice climb. There are a lot of ice cascades to climb near the peak, two of the most important being "psychosis" and "P.M.T.F". The route starts in "la plataforma". Estimated time of the whole operation (Plataforma-Almanzor-Plataforma) is about nine hours.

Thanks to Pedro Merchan y Oscar Bla for this description.

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