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Cantabria - 1 Stages - 14Km. - 900Pos/900Neg - Hig - Round trip - . July 2012
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White Tower is nestled in the Central Massif of the Picos de Europe is located at the boundary between the Province of León and Cantabria . With an altitude of 2619 meters is the highest peak Cantabria , but it has traditionally been awarded this honor by Peña Vieja fully found in the Cantabrian territory.

The Picos de Europa is a limestone formation extends Asturias, Cantabria and Leon, and it highlights their heights, often above 2,500 meters, so they are near the Bay of Biscay, as in point northernmost barely 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. Occupy a total areaof 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 of this 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 macizo, Tower or Torre Santa Maria Santa Enol. 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 14 Km. 900 m. 900 m. Alta Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta

Torre Blanca | Entre Montañas

1. Torre Blanca


Distance: 14 Km.Up/Downhill 900 m. - Up/Downhill 900 m.Time: 06:00 h.
Torre Blanca

The route starts at the Cable car of Fuente Dé, 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 Refuge dand Aliva Espinama and people.

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 of Horcados Red where we can contemplate the stunning descent to Jou of Boches and fund Picu Urriellu.

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

Behind the shelter emerges a small hill rocks which must continue our journey, entering a small Jou in summer should be avoided along the hillside on its right is reached, then we reach a pass under the which opens the immense Jou de Hoyos Engros so chaotic that it is preferable not to cross it.

As before we continue to Jou average slope, which descends from the Treasurer and by constant ups and downs and the odd climb reached the Collada Blanca. Since this part of a ridge that rises directly to the White Tower with easy climb any steps without major problems easily reaches the summit, which is a splendid lookout area. The return along the same path.

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