Winter ascent of Mulhacén

Ascent of mainland Spain’s highest peak using basic mountaineering techniques. You’ll get great views of the dramatic north face of the Sierra Nevada mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea, weather permitting. This activity is suitable for anyone who loves mountain sports and is in good physical shape.

Season: winter

Level: medium (good physical shape; no previous mountaineering experience needed)

Duration: 2 days

Day 1

We drive to the village of Capileira, from where we walk up to the Refugio Poqueira, a staffed lodge where we spend the night.

Day 2

We ascend the summit from the west or south, depending on the weather and snow conditions, before descending to our vehicle and returning to Granada.


  • helmet, crampon and ice axe hire
  • use of safety equipment (ropes, bolts, cords, etc.)
  • qualified mountain guide
  • civil liability and accident insurance
  • transport to and from Capileira
  • half-board accommodation in the Refugio Poqueira (in shared bunk room)

Maximum group size: 8 per guide.

Mulhacén in summer

In summer, you can climb Mulhacén in one day without any specialist equipment. Contact us using the form below for details of guided excursions in the high mountains in summer, or look at our self-guided hikes in the high mountains.

Information and booking

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