Time  21 hours 47 minutes

Coordinates 2732

Uploaded May 23, 2017

Recorded May 2017

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12,229 ft
6,692 ft
14.03 mi

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near Las Llanadas, Canarias (España)

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Teide National Park:

* Classification: It may be Moderate +, but I make it difficult because of the height and the descent by very sharp volcanic rocks.

* Necessary Material: Boots, socks, canes, T-shirts; Short and long, Softshell, gloves, 3 liters of water, Frontal, food, Cap, Sun cream

* To climb the peak of Teide is necessary to obtain a permit, which if processed through National Parks, National Parks Reserves unless you go up and go down before 9 o'clock, you do not need to request the permit as it is included automatically Have stayed overnight at El Refugio Altavista
* It is not recommended to climb the Peak or the overnight stay of pregnant women, children under 8 years old or people with cardiovascular or pulmonary problems who should consult with their doctor beforehand.

* IMPORTANT NOTICE: For reasons of security due to the hunting of the mouflon, the prohibition of access and permanence in certain trails has been established, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from May 5 to June 2, 2017 and from October 2 to 30 October, 2017
Sector of the Cañadas: 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pico Viejo Sector: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In high mountain any prolonged physical effort is exhausting, to dose the energy so as not to exhaust itself before time, to advance of slow and progressive form, to take suitable clothes, boots, hat and solar creams. Bearing in mind that temperatures can vary from below zero degrees to more than 30 positive degrees. With snow the park may limit access only to federated with material necessary for mountaineering. Do not leave the established paths.

We can contemplate the beauty of the red tajinaste, violets of the Teide, margaritas del Teide and grass pajonera. Wildlife is very common to see the lizard blight, unfortunately four decades ago introduced in Tenerife for hunting purposes the mouflon of Corsica

Teide- Pico Old stratovolcano formed in the Pleistocene by the accumulation of materials, during successive eruptions and remains still active can contemplate the fumaroles in its crater. The Teide culminates in a cone of white color whose crater is 80 m in diameter a maximum height of 3,718 meters above sea level: Being the highest place in Spain.
We can also contemplate the eggs of the Teide or accretion pumps are formed when the lava descends a very steep slope and some solidified fragments roll down the slope.
Types of fragments:
Juveniles: They are generated by the rapid cooling of the magma when the density <1 will call it pumice stone and if it is> 1 Slag.
Lithics: They are the fragments already solid thrown by the eruption can be of two types: Accessories when they come from the volcanic conduit and Accidental when they derive from the basement.
Crystals: They can be juveniles or come from pre-existing rocks.

Bus / Guagua: Line 348 Puerto de la Cruz exit 9.15 to Cañadas del Teide back at 16 hours Bus / Guagua: Line 342 with departure at 9:15 hours from Playa de las Américas and return from Montaña Blanca at 15: 30
Buses / Bus


We arrived by car at the Parador Cañadas del Teide at 16:00 we took the bus that will take us to the Montaña Blanca stop, where our route begins: A wide track will take us to the junction of the path that comes from El Portillo, it would have been our starting point if it would not have been because of the setbacks of the mouflon hunting. We started a series of very stretched zetas and we found the eggs of the Teide beautiful black bombs on the white surface. When arriving at the junction of the beginning of the ascent to the refuge we approached to crown White Mountain that with its 2,748 msnm, we have spectacular views from the sector of Siete Cañadas, we retrace our steps to the crossroads and the true ascension begins. 2, 5 km with 540 meters of difference, between black and white coladas a well-maintained path and with numerous Zetas takes us to Altavista Refuge. Being 20:30 or so we communicate our arrival to the guards to give us bed, the water is not drinkable but we can boil all that we want, in the kitchen we can cook any type of food that we carry, as in all shelters all the garbage that we generate we will not have to take it. There are three vending machines one of soft drinks, one of coffee and another of snacks or "snacks" the guard can provide us with change. From 3 in the morning many people get up and start making noise very badly! We asked the guard and he told us that to see the sunrise with getting up at 5 in the morning was enough. We left around 5:30 with softshell frontal and gloves with a temperature of plus or minus 3 degrees. Very soon I will have more than enough shelter since in 2 kilometers approximately we will ascend: 362 meters.

We arrived at the crossing of the Telesforo Bravo Trail are 163 meters of unevenness and a length and 650 meters that will ascend to the "roof" of Spain, begins to clear and soon we see the first rays of sun the rejoicing and happiness is immense that we share with José Manuel and Lucia who accompany us from the shelter. We spent a long time contemplating all the corners of the crater the views on the islands that surround us, the smell of sulfur is penetrating, hot stones steaming, in endless small details that will be engraved in our mind for a lifetime. At 8:30 we are already at the top base of the cable car, most of the staff that will spend the night with us in the shelter will get off at the cable car. Except for a small French group that with their guide will go down to Pico Viejo and from there to the Parador.
We started the descent by first finding the viewpoint of the Pico Viejo where logically you can see the volcano: In this descent the volcanic rock is very strong and abrasive and any fall, however small, will be like falling on a skimmer. The trail No. 12 Pico Viejo is very well taken care of, but as I say we will have to take care, soon we will find a white earth wash before climbing the Pico Viejo and being able to contemplate its wide crater. Pico has a height of 3.129 meters above sea level.
A small snack and down to take the trail No. 23 that will take us to Los Roques there we can see Los Roques Blancos, Pahoehoe lava waterfall, The Cathedral and already in the viewpoint of Roulette we can see the Roque del Cinchado said: Said Roque It was very famous as it appeared next to the Teide on the 1000 pesetas bills. Already the heat tightens and we have a snack in the Parador, concluding this beautiful route.
Greetings to Juan, Juan Manuel and Lucia.

See: IBP index of the route: VERY HARD 190 HKG


Cruce senderos Nº 26 con Nº 3


Arenas Blancas


Base Superior Teleférico


Cascadas de Lava Pahoehoe


Colada Negra a Pico Viejo Nº9


Colada Volcanica

Mountain pass

Collado Pico Viejo


Crater Pico Viejo


Crater Teide y Vistas


Cruce a Antenas


Cruce senda al Portillo


Cruce Sendero Telesforo Bravo


Cruce sendero Cortado por obras


Cruce senderos Nº23 - Nº9


Desvío Mirador La Fortaleza


Entrada a Pico Viejo

Sacred architecture

Ermita de Las Nieves


Huevos del Teide


Inicio ascenso refugio


La Catedral


Mirador de La Ruleta


Mirador Huevos del Teide


Mirador Pico Viejo


Mirador senda Telesforo Bravo,Nº 10 -Punto limpio


Montaña Blanca 2.748 m


Parking -Montaña Blanca


Parking - Parador Cañadas del Teide


Pico del Teide 3.718 m


Pico Viejo 3.129 m




Refugio Altavista


Regatones Negros Nº 23


Rocas calientes con vapor


Roque Cinchado


Roquedos blancos


Roques Blancos




Salida Pico Viejo


Senda Telesforo Bravo Nº 10




Sendero Nº23


  • Photo of josehiking

    josehiking May 29, 2017

    Bueno ,bueno ya tienes el Techo de España y por lo que parece o lo regalan. jejeje.
    Un abrazo para ti y para Juan

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    Pikkard May 30, 2017

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    Una ruta simplemente única. El Teide sobrecoge por su majestuosidad, no solo cuando lo estás viendo, sino también cuando por la sinuosidad del sendero no eres capaz de divisarlo, encontrándose presente en cada instante. Como indicas aún siendo exigente el esfuerzo necesario para hacer cumbre, lo más duro ha sido la bajada: el descenso de los más 1800m se nota palpablemente en las piernas y pies.
    Un día inolvidable Javier. Nos vemos.

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    LosK2delasKumbres Jun 4, 2017

    Impresionante chicos.. Montaña Blanca, Pico Viejo y en medio el rey, el Teide, que maravilla, es igual que si subierais a la luna.. casi que ya no hace falta que cojáis ningún cohete, doy fé que habéis pisado la luna.

    Un abrazo

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    threesummit Jun 5, 2017

    Muy bonita ruta ,que maravilla de lugar.

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    SCRosal Jun 5, 2017

    Gran ruta y mejores fotos, hace años que hice algo parecido, y ciertamente se suda por la zona media baja y me helaba en la zona alta, merece la pena.

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    Juan Desnivel Jun 19, 2017

    Ya veo Javier que no parais.
    La ruta tiene una pinta estupenda.
    Como siempre, descripción con todo lujo de detalles y unas fotos impresionantes.
    Yo espero que podamos hacer esta o una similar en breve.
    Un abrazo para los dos.

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    chasquera Jun 19, 2017

    Gracias Juan por tú Valoración.
    Feliz Verano.

  • Photo of daerrius

    daerrius Nov 4, 2017

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    Excelente descripción del itinerario y consejos para su realización. Gracias por compartir chasquera.
    Mucho ojo, con el tema de las prohibiciones de paso por el "control del muflón" de los Lunes, Miércoles y Jueves, en los que esta prohibido el paso por muchos senderos. A mi parecer, deberían cambiar el "control del Muflón" por el del "control del turista"...

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    Salvador_G Dec 17, 2018

    hola que tal? Esta semana voy a Tenerife y estaba pensando subir al Teide. Pero...
    21 horas??? Supongo que habreis dormido en el refugio.
    Se puede hacer todo el trayecto sin pernoctar? Es decir, todo de un tirón? O serían demasiadas horas?
    Hay mucho desnivel?

  • Photo of chasquera

    chasquera Dec 17, 2018

    Léete el texto para subir al pico se necesita permiso del parque nacional o si pernoctas en el refugio tienes el acceso hasta la 8 de la mañana.
    Un saludo.

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    plenitud Nov 21, 2019

    buena descripción y bonitas fotos compare.
    podría decirme si se puede subir con pepe y mascota.
    gracias y espero su respuesta.

  • Photo of chasquera

    chasquera Nov 21, 2019

    Hola plenitud he encontrado esto.
    Lamentablemente y supongo que por motivos de seguridad, en el telesférico del Teide no estan permitidos los animales y por algunos senderos del parque nacional ( no todos ) no está permitido transitar con ellos.
    Pero llama por teléfono del parque Nacional y te informarán mejor.
    Un saludo.

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