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It's a mountain with two names, about four summits and, as far as I know, no documented routes of ascent. And, surprisingly, at 1824m, it's also the third highest in the Sierra de Almijara.
Cerro Puerto lies not far to the west of Lucero, but whereas Lucero's pointed shape catches the eye, even from a long way a way, Cerro Puerto appears as a group of rounded stony lumps. It's hard to regard it as a single mountain and even harder ...
I've tried getting up Malascamas twice before. The first time, like today, was from the southern side, when I ran out of time and visited Cerro Alcubaz instead. The second attempt was from the north and quickly ended in failure, when I found that all the paths (and half the valley!) had been washed away in a flood a couple of years ago. So it's back to the southern approach, only with a very early start this time, and on a cool day, which might assist my progress.
I leave ...
For some reason, Lucero hasn't featured in this blog before. Which, considering it's the most impressive mountain in the Tejeda-Almijara-Alhama National Parks, is distinctly odd! Whenever you start a discussion with someone about the mountains around here, the question is always asked: "What's the pointed one that you can see from the motorway coming from Malaga?" Well, the answer is that it's Lucero, so it's about time I wrote something about ...
“My serene and happy reign in the Alhambra was suddenly brought to a close by letters which reached me, while indulging in Oriental luxury in the cool hall of the baths, summoning me away from my Moslem elysuim to mingle once more in the bustle and business of the dusty world. How was I to encounter its toils and turmoils, after such a life of repose and reverie? How was I to endure its commonplace, after the poetry of the Alhambra?”
This was meant to be a walk up Malascamas, the highest point between Maroma and Cerro Puerto on the Axarquia Ridge. My guide book recommends an approach from the north, but that involves an extremely long drive to the starting point, so I've decised my own route from the Fabrica de la Luz, near Canillas de Albaida, on the southern side.
The literal meaning of Fabrica de la Luz is "Factory of Light" - it's one of a number ...
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