"My love of mountains began as a child during our weekend family walks to the Sierra del Torcal in Antequera, my hometown. It wasn't until University that I met other mountain enthusiasts and ever since have spent the majority of my free time hiking, climbing, and exploring the Natural Parks in Andalusia, Morocco, and beyond… "
"Mountains have been the central theme and guiding passion throughout my life and the inspiration for this unique eco-tourism venture."
"I wish to share Andalusia's incredible natural beauty and cultural richness with nature-loving, outdoor adventure travellers so that they too may experience the wonder of Spain's hidden places."
M. Teresa Madrona
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Although I studied and have been a Technical Architect for 21 years, I have always developed a parallel work in another world that I am passionate about: the world of mountains.
Thus, I have dedicated effort, time and enthusiasm to improve and accredit myself as a Sports Technician of Half Mountain, Guide of the National Park of Sierra Nevada and Technician in Conduction of Sports Physical Activities in the Natural Environment.
I have practiced different activities in the Natural Environment for more than 25 years: mountaineering, sport and classical climbing, trekking and mountain biking.
My great passion has always been the mountain, and my hope is to be able to dedicate myself to them in a professional way, sharing experiences and helping visitors to observe mountain landscapes in another way. enjoying unique experiences. Being a mountain guide offers me the opportunity to meet people from all over the world who come to discover our mountains, as well as rediscover them myself in each new outing.
As a Mountain Guide and active member of a Sports Club I have the opportunity to facilitate the approach to the mountains to people who are sometimes totally oblivious to this environment. I feel great satisfaction through their discoveries and enjoyment.
My experience is more focused on the Trekking I have done so far for almost all the Spanish geography, French and Swiss Alps, Moroccan Atlas and Dolomites. Although I have also had the opportunity to guide alpine activities such as the Chamonix-Zermat High Route, several summits of over 4,000 mt in the Montblanc massif, Bishorn in Switzerland, Monte Perdido in the Pyrenees and almost all three thousand Sierra Nevada mountains (Mulhacen , Alcazaba, Veleta,…)
Alicia is an active and curious woman, a real mountain lover. Her passion for mountaineering began at the age of eleven, when she took her first hiking trip, and she has been hooked ever since. Alicia combines rock climbing, running and cycling with mountaineering and alpinism, and has summited several well-known peaks (Sajarna Peack in Bolivia; Villarica in Chile; Ararat peak in Turkey; Krkonose in and Labak in Poland, etc.) . Alicia studied Physics at the University of Granada, and spent two years studying Physics abroad in Amsterdam and Prague. She is a self-proclaimed Science and Astrophysics enthusiast and is currently developing science projects with the Planetarium of Granada's Science Park.
Her adventurous and dynamic spirit has led her to pursue experiences in diverse countries such as Bolivia, Germany, Chile, Morocco, the Netherlands, Turkey, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Poland and more. Each trip has enabled her to become more open-minded and to appreciate diversity in both landscapes and cultures. The more she climbs the more she realizes that her true essence emerges while in the mountains. An active person, a lover of diversity and landscapes, a world mountain citizen.
Ruth was looking for somewhere to live and work, but close to the mountains and the snow in order to enjoy her favorite hobby, snowboarding. She found that place in Granada, where she has lived for the last nine years. However, she has had a varied experience of the world, from her hometown, Gloucester (U.K) to living and working in Japan, Australia and Andorra.
The mountains are a place where she finds peace, challenges and freedom. She also finds them to be an immense natural classroom for learning about nature and history.
She currently works as an English teacher in Granada. This was how she met Teresa, whose enterprise she joined, attracted by new ideas to combine hiking and English for Spanish people wanting to perfect their language skills. Furthermore, she was interested in hiking combined with language immersion aimed at foreigners. She is a key figure in communication with European countries and accompanies the “English in the Mountains” groups, acting as our “on-location teacher”. Her personality and sense of humour make everyone feel at ease in her company.
Sierra & Sol is a fully licensed, Insured and Registered for "Turismo Activo" with the Junta De Andalucía with the number R.N. AT/GR/00169 Base in Granada