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2014_413216 - Wave Cloud, Sierra Nevada - image by Touching the Light

Riding the Sierra Wave, La Alpujarra

La Alpujarra in Spain, the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, is one of the world’s great places for lenticular wave clouds. Riding the Sierra wave is a wonderful highlight of our “Joy of Seeing” photography weeks, if we’re in luck.

The week was worth it for that one hour alone

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2006_401042 - Jeni, Dave and Chip

A Journey to the Wall Part 4 – Recuperation, Leaving, Returning

There is a photo call with Dave and Jeni, and then we have to depart this oasis of joy … to stay with Dave and Jeni is to be in the most nurturing, comfortable and fun company you can imagine.

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A Journey to the Wall Part 3 – Escape, Sadness, Relief, Reflection

The storm has raged all night with what sounded like a savage power. Sleep is fitful and feverish. And then I wake in a gloomy half-light … I am gripped by another overwhelming desire to get off this mountain. Read more

Mulhacen and Capileira, Sierra Nevada, Spain

A Journey to the Wall Part 2 – The Struggle, The Wait, The Storm

Then there is no power in my legs, no air, frequent coughing. I drop further behind. I cough uncontrollably again, and my head spins. Ten more paces; every step is one less; ten more paces …
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A Journey to the Wall Part 1 – Beginnings and Doubts

I’m out of bed at 3:00 am and I’m shivering in the shower. First signs of a fever? Not now, no! Not where there are flights involved. It’s too late, I tell myself … I’m off for ten days mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada of Spain. Read more

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