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Cantabria - 1 Stages - 12Km. - 800Pos/800Neg - Medium - Round trip - . July 2012
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or PICU Tesoreru Pico Treasurer is a mountainous elevation nestled in the Central Massif of the Picos de Europa or solid Urrieles , from León, Cantabria and Asturias in Spain. It is one of the most promoted peaks of the Picos de Europa.

They say the Treasurer is the heart of Picos de Europa. The truth is that it limits León, Asturias and Cantabria are crossed and is also the place in which they are the three major peaks Urrieles zones are culminated by Llambrión, Cerredo and Peña Vieja. However, it is less dramatic peak of the environment: it is a conical mountain, with slopes of limestone pebbles, which requires no climbing but with stunning views. Given the altitude where you hand the whole route goes through rocky and stony ground without vegetation.

The Picos de Europa is a limestone formation extends Asturias, Cantabria and León andit highlights their heights, often above 2,500 meters, so they are near the Bay of Biscay, as in its northernmost point only 15 kilometers distance from the sea.

Geographically the Picos de Europa are in the line of the Cantabrian Mountains, although they are considered a separate unit of the latter for his recent training. They occupy a total area of ??64,660 hectares in the three provinces.

The Picos de Europa are divided into three massifs: the western mountains or Cornión, Massif Central or Urrieles, and the Eastern Massif or Andara. The highest peaks are found in the mountains of Urrieles, which happens to be the most rugged of the three, for fourteen of its peaks exceed 2,600 m altitude, with Cerredo Tower, 2,650 m, and roof of the mountains and third highest in the Iberian Peninsula after Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees. Another mountain is part ofThis massif is the Naranjo de Bulnes or Picu Urriellu of great historical importance in the Spanish mountaineering. It was first conquered in 1905 by Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa.

In the western mountains or Cornión, named for the shape of horn featuring his silhouette being sighted from the west, stands the Holy Rock, which at 2596 meters above sea level exceeds 110 to the next summit of the mountain The Tower of Santa Maria or Santa Enol Tower. For these two mountains, the Holy and the Holy Rock Tower, this mountain is also known as the Holy Rocks.

The Eastern Massif, also called Andara to be in it the circus of the same name, is the most modest of the three, both in height (the roof, Lechugales Morra, reaching 2,444 m above sea level) and verticalities


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Cantabria 1 12 Km. 800 m. 800 m. Media Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta

Pico Tesorero | Entre Montañas

1. Pico Tesorero


Distance: 12 Km.Up/Downhill 800 m. - Up/Downhill 800 m.Time: 06:00 h.
Pico Tesorero

The route starts at the Fuente Dé cable car , a town in the municipality of Camalenyo . Its glacial cirque, beech and village where the river begins Deva is a geomorphological point of interest.

This place has a cable car that saves a difference of 753 m. cable with a length of 1,640 m. The upper cable station called The Cable, there exists a viewpoint over the valley. The trip is made in just over 3 minutes. On Cable are in a stunning lookout over Liebana and Coriscao Peak area to the south.

We left the lookout for a wide road and a slight slope, whereby immediately reached a plateau and we end in a path suitable for 4x4 shortly after 90 turns right and after a few hundred meters reaches colladito separates us Duje river valley, the trail crosses this hill 4x4 and begins a slight descent to the Refugio de Aliva and people dand Espinama.

Our path turns 90 degrees to the left and lost no chance of going along the base of the immense walls forming the buttresses of Peña Vieja. At the height of the Vueltona, opens a path to the left that bordering a cave in it and wet season can come to find water. Our journey continues to the right starting a steep slope with abundant zigzags without leaving the base of the walls that bind Peña Vieja Tower Horcados Reds.

When the road levels out, before turning right contouring Horcados Red Tower, opens a path to the left that soaring (only 100 vertical meters), takes us to the tiny cabin retreat Veronica. If we follow the main road to reach the hill Horcados Reds from where we can admire the breathtaking descent into the Boches Jou and fund Picu Urriellu.

We went up to the shelter of Cabaña Veronica desfrom where the view of Peña Vieja, Picos de Santa Ana, Tower Horcados Reds and even Picu Urriellu and the sea is amazing.

From the cottage itself, a small hill hides the summit. To get there, continue a little west, following a landmark and gently gain height. At descrestar said hill apare right (NW) end cone Treasurer.

On the left (O) of the rocks that define the southeast ridge of the peak. The slope, being moderate (30 °) required to be careful at the foot of a ridge of rock that seems to hold the summit, turn right (NE) to move to the other side of the ridge.

The return along the same path.

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Stage profile: Pico Tesorero

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