Well it’s not Everest but it is higher than Ben Nevis (the highest mountain in the UK).

What mountain is it? The one in my back yard!!

The Jabalcon stands at 1494 metres above sea level (about 4900 feet) and the other day I made it to the top.

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Sounds impressive? Well actually most of the climb was in the car, but even that was a bit hair-raising. Having parked up there is then a steep climb to the summit.


The high winds made it feel like sub zero temperatures and with my head in the clouds there was very little to view.

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However, at the top of the Jabalcon is a church and it is to here that the villagers carry the statue of our lady of the head (Nuestra señora de la cabeza) as part of their romeria at the end of April.


 It was exhilarating and I will be doing it again for the Romeria at the end of the month.

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About Living in rural Spain

I live in Andalucía in the beautiful southern part of Spain. It is the largest of the 17 regions of Spain and Andalucía is broken down into 8 provinces and I live in the province of Granada. Having lived here for more than a decade I call Spain my home. I am originally from England. I find the scenery here in Spain stunning. There are amazing sunsets and the colours of wild flowers, almond blossom and poppy fields in the Spring and trees in the area are an inspiration.

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  1. Matthew of Freila says:

    Did you not take your mountain biked with you? That would’ve kept you warm!! But good for you. Its no mean feat…even in a car!!!!

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