Highest dogs in Spain

We joined the hu’parents on a two day trip into the Sierra Nevada mountains. We spent the night on the summit of Mulhacen 3482m, the highest mountain in mainland Spain. We had the most amazing sunset and sunrise any of the humans had ever seen. Next day hu’dad skied down the east face of Mulhacen. You can read about his ski here. It was a very long two days for us and we were exhausted when we finally reached the car again.

And we're off
And we’re off
Photo stop
Away we go again
Many hours of going up hill in the sun. Im with Pepe here
Having a rest waiting for everyone to catch up
We hit snow eventually. Great for me and Kyra to cool down in
Doing the Cheoah snow slide

More uphill
Hu’mum turned this picture black and white.
Resting with my friend Pepe
Kyra cooling down in the snow
After many hours we eventually make the summit. Us with Ian
The wonderful sunset
Another picture of the sunset
Home for the night
Kyra chose to sleep here but she did end up tucked up against hu’mum by morning
Doing the Siberian swirl, next to my friend Pepes bed. I chose not to sleep on my bed until much later.
Night night everybody. There were lots of stars, shooting stars and satellites in the sky.
Sunrise. A red glow behind the mountains in the far distance
Kyra glowing in the morning sun
Checking out the sunrise
The sun finally hitting us
Is it breakfast time yet?
Come on hu’parents and Kyra lets get up, breakfast time!
Come on get up, can you see Kyra snuggled up in the middle. Lets go the sun is up.
Why is it taking you so long?
Finally leaving the summit.
Hu’mum very excited over this very rare sighting. Quebrantahuesos (bone breaker), Gypaetus barbatus, Bearded Vulture, Lammergeier, Lammergeyer or what ever you want to call it
Heading down the east side to get into position to film hu’dad skiing down
Hu’dad skiing
Walking down to meet up with hu’dad
A snow walk to get back out
A tired Kyra resting on our way down.
Off the mountain at last, having a rest. Im in the shade beside the sign.
Such a long walk out. Heading into some shade provided by these trees.
At long last back at the cars. Im in the shade under the car and Kyra is in the open boot.

I hope you enjoyed our trip. We did but it has taken us a few days to get over it. We particularly enjoyed our sleep out in the snow and being the highest dogs in Spain. You can read about when hu’mum went looking for the Lammergeier last September here when one came visiting the Sierra Nevada.

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  1. June 11, 2013

    I’ll bet that snow slide felt great after all that hiking! I LOVE those sunset and sunrise photos! How beautiful!
    PLay bows,

  2. June 11, 2013


    Oh how THIS ‘K’ wishes she khould have been there!

    Thanks fur letting me slide and swirl along!

    The One With The H 😉

  3. June 12, 2013

    The photographs are beautiful. That sunrise was amazing. It must have been lovely to wake up to that.
    We have something in common – I always make the most of any spot of shade.

  4. Juneau n Sunny
    June 12, 2013

    Just beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. June 13, 2013

    What beautiful pics!!! So lucky to be the highest dogs in Spain! Khumbu, you are king of the mountain! And love that snow slide! Love the pic of Kyra in the sunrise, too! Just breathtaking shots! I bet the “kids” loved being on the trip! Sharing your post over on our FiveSibes Facebook page, too! Just too beautiful not to share!

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