Primož Jakopin, Tenerife 2002

Pico de Teide, end of May, 23 pictures

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Around the lower station (2.356 m) of Teleférico del Teide


5285. Three towers of jewels, Echium wildpretii (Tajinaste Rojo in Spanish) with yellow Teide straw, Descurainia bourgeauana, below the Teleférico parking lot


5286. Tower of jewels, Echium wildpretii, detail


5264. The cabin close to the station

The trail from the upper station (3.555 m) of Teleférico to the viewpoint above Pico Viejo


5281. Natural window in the rocks at the SE corner of the station


5282. Snow in the rock


5284. Snow between the rocks to the south of the trail


5283. Fist-like rock below the trail, Llano de la Santidad and the southern rim of La caldera in the background

El Pilón, 3.718 m


5280. Leopoldo, Jorge and Javier, the guards at the turnpike where the trail to the top begins


5279. Solidified lava tongues to the left (south) of the trail


5274. The trail is over 1 m wide and paved with stones


5277. The slope to the right (north) of the trail


5278. Small patches of grass here and there are the only visible flora on the way to the top


5268. The crater itself is relatively small - a view from the top to SE


5267. Southern rim of the crater with Llano de Ucanca, Llano de Santidad and southern rim of La Caldera in the background


5276. Southern rim of the crater, close up, from below


5275. The top, with sulphuric fumes, is at the NW part of the crater


5271. The first (left from below) small fumarole on the crater slope below the top - the hole is about 5 cm in diameter


5273. Second fumarole is bigger and with clearly visible sulphur crystals


5272. Second fumarole - close up


5265. P. Jakopin on top, viewed from the north


5266. A view from top to the north - Santa Cruz hidden in the clouds


5269. A view from top to the northwest, the valleys in clouds


5270. The top with the backpack - a lot of good food went up and down again, 1 hour time-slot for the top postponed lunch a little bit


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