For snowboarders who like mountains...

This blog has been created with the purpose of compiling almost all my backcountry days from my first steps in the Cantabrican mountains to mountain ranges such as the Alps and the Pyrenees, and hopefully filled in the future with many travels in the pursuit of great rides and remote areas. Enjoy the reading!

Rapaina, 2022m 28-Febrero-2010 (C.Cantabrica)

I can call this day: "the day after Xynthya". I got up at 10am. I saw on internet the weather was more and less nice in the mountains, so I decided to go hikking. I went to San Isidro´s range to rise Rapaina Peak.

Toneo Peak from the road.

Requejines Peak.

Those are good options, but my peak of today is Rapaina peak (below pic).

I had to overcome the bank of the river, because I wasn´t be able to cross before. It was swollen due to positive temperatures and rain of the previous days.

Later we rose the main slope, which it runs from 1550m to the top.
From the top, 2022m, we enjoyed the excelent views of the zone.

Mountains in Caso.

Later we descended the 500m. The snow wasn´t too good...The rain and wind had hardened the snow. In spite of it, the snow could be skied. When I was finishing the route, it snowed weakly.
My sport watch has counted 700m of vertical ascent. It is good, specially when I have though going nowhere.
The picture below shows Peñas del Ajo, in which bottom part we can see the damage suffered this warm days.

Pica la Cruz, 1704m 15-2-2010 (C.Cantabrica)

Today, we went to Millaro for skiing the Braña Caballo. We didn´t take de correct path so finally we arose other peak rather less important than Braña Caballo. Although it is almost unknown, it has a well descent as you can see.

Cellon peak appears at the background

Pablo with a rocky mountain behind.

The ridge is very steep...

From the summit we can see the Villamanin Valley ant the majors summits of the zone.

The descent was funny, but short. In spite of it we descenced 300m. Two pics of Pablo when we started to go down.

I look forward to have nice weather...and go skiing to high mountains. The route of today was too fast and short.

Pico Lago, 2009m (C.Cantabrica) 10-Febrero-2010

Today has been the first day before exams. The forecast wasn´t too good, so I put all the equipment into the car to be able to choose between resort or backcountry. The decision was so difficult...that I end up choosing both.

I was skiing in Fuentes with a fantastic snow, where there were 10-15cm of new snow on the old snow in off-piste. I was all the time descending on off-piste to enjoy "breaking" the snow.

After skiing for 4hours, I drove to Señales´s pass to rise Lago Peak. It´s an easy peak, perfect to make in 1 or 2 hours.

The weather looked worse, but I trusted on my lucky..jaja

In a few minutes I had already overcome the main slope, through virgin pine woods (pinar de Lillo).

Once up, the "path" goes on over the ridge, as you can see on the video.

Less of an hour and summit!!! I am astonished of my fitness.. jajaja. View of a small part of Cantabrican Mountains from Lago Peak (2009m).

And the descent...with an excelent views.

The last slope of today with an incredible snow, like in the resort...but in a mountain away from people or buildings, whatever makes it more genuine.

Weather for next days is going to be bad...I hope It gets better...
Wir sehen uns in Berg.

Por el Toneo y la LLomba 2-2-2010 (C.Cantabrica)

I decided to take advantadge of last snowfall and this sunny day and when I finished my penultimate exam I went "skiing".

I hadn´t thought the peak for today, so finally I started to go up using the slopes of Fuentes de Invierno. Once on the top of a nearby peak of the resort, I went down to the other valley "Riopinos". The descent had 250-300m aproximatly with good and fast snow. I enjoyed it very much.

The pictuce below is the view from the top. In there it appears the "Vegarada" area, mainly.

Later I had to overcome the meters spent in the descent. It was a nice day; it wasn´t too hot, so it wasn´t too hard.

Once on the ridge again, I saw a lines in a slop (of Toneo Peak) in front of me. In the pics below you can see the zone. The second was taken with zoom.

I walked a few minutes over the ridge to reach this zone. The picture below is a part of the slope after I descended. It was sloping enough, It was funny!

When I arrived at home I could see the other face of the same peak at the same hour....with an enourmous avalanche...I don´t want to think what could have happened if I had chosen descend over there.

Later I kept on skiing to my car. On the pics below appear some steeps peaks of "Sierra del Ajo" and the forest below them. Actually, the Cantabrian mountains look winter.