Route Database : El Tiede Trek


Country: Overseas
Region: Other
Location: Tenerife
Crag/Mountain: El Tiede
Route Name: El Tiede Trek
Type: Walk
Grade: Walk/Scramble
Climbers: John Jaggard
Date Climbed: 2005-10-18
Author: john jaggard
Date Entered: 2005-11-11


3 day trek starting at El Lagar (1085m) via El Portillo (2045m) to summit El Tiede (3085m)
Start point was the El Lagar campsite, following clear trails up to El Portillo (overnight bivvy in the woods) from El Portillo across the caldera to the refugio on the 17th summiting around 1030am on the 18th.


Author: john jaggard on 2005-11-11

Good route - gives you time to aclimatise - excellent weather conditions summit was clear & warm - didn't need my down jacket & snow goggles after all. Going is hard across the caldera & up to the summit - blocky lava is very sharp - not to be attemped in lightweight boots. Be aware that the refuge is only open from 17.00 to 10.00 - if you turn up during the day it will be closed. Supplies are uncertain - there was no food available when I turned up & no drinkable water. You need a permit to summit - I forgot mine but the park ranger let me do it anyway

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