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Author Topic: Hiking in Tenerife  (Read 558 times)

phil_b

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Hiking in Tenerife
« on: April 04, 2017 »

A few years ago while in Tenerife i climbed Mount Teide which is the highest mountain in spain. We were there in January this year again and this time i climbed Montana Guajara which is 2718 meters and looks across the valley at Mount Teide. I wanted to be at the summit for sunrise which meant leaving our apartment at 4am for a 1 hour drive and then a 1hr 45min hike to the top on a route which i didn't know. I'll post a few pics and a video below.

40 mins before sunrise and the sky starts to colour behind me. I start to run!
Sunrise beginning by Philip Blair, on Flickr

I'm well above the clouds and the sky takes on more colour
Gran Canaria through the clouds by Philip Blair, on Flickr

The path above the clouds by Philip Blair, on Flickr

First light on the Caldera by Philip Blair, on Flickr

The sun rising behind me lights up Mount Teide across the valley from me
First light on Mount Teide by Philip Blair, on Flickr

Montana Guajara ruins by Philip Blair, on Flickr

Sunburst by Philip Blair, on Flickr

The rising sun behind me lights up Mount Teide and causes a shadow across the Atlantic ocean behind it. Awesome to see.
Mount Teide and its shadow by Philip Blair, on Flickr

resized-7849 by Philip Blair, on Flickr

Path down to the clouds by Philip Blair, on Flickr

resized-7915 by Philip Blair, on Flickr

Clinging on by Philip Blair, on Flickr

resized-7946 by Philip Blair, on Flickr

The New Road by Philip Blair, on Flickr

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Re: Hiking in Tenerife
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017 »

Epic photos Phil, they really are out-standing, thanks for sharing them.
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Re: Hiking in Tenerife
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017 »

Some serious photos there mate and well worth the early rise, as the Yak said thanks for posting these they trully are epic ;D
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Re: Hiking in Tenerife
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017 »

Nothing beats climbing a mountain on the way home from the club, eh ;)

Absolutely stunning photos there, a pleasure to see.  You must have some contrasting clothes going into that suitcase for a holiday in the the Canary Islands!
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Re: Hiking in Tenerife
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017 »

Some serious photos there mate and well worth the early rise, as the Yak said thanks for posting these they trully are epic ;D

Thanks, it was an awesome morning

Nothing beats climbing a mountain on the way home from the club, eh ;)

Absolutely stunning photos there, a pleasure to see.  You must have some contrasting clothes going into that suitcase for a holiday in the the Canary Islands!

I think my clubbing days are over! Hiking boots and tripod are alwayss first into me bag when going anywhere!

Epic photos Phil, they really are out-standing, thanks for sharing them.

Cheers!
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Re: Hiking in Tenerife
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017 »

Brilliant photos, looks like an awesome trip and well worth the 4am start  8) You'll have deserved a Sangria round the pool after that!
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Re: Hiking in Tenerife
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017 »

Great photos, that landscape is so unique! I should really try to make a trip down there and explore the volcanoes.
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