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Nuestro verano: ¡Aventuras en la montaña!

We’ve escaped the heat of Madrid for cooler weather in the Pyrenees and look forward to lots of mountain adventures this summer!

Below is a video from a couple of summer’s ago, a classic, stunning mountain hike, with lots of great hiking vocab for you, check it out now!

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Useful Spanish hiking vocabulary from the video

Estamos haciendo una super ruta de montaña – We are doing a fantastic mountain hike

Balneario – Thermal baths /spa

Un punto de encuentro importante para los montañeros – A big meeting place for mountaineers

Es una ruta con mucha pendiente y muy pedregosa – It’s a very steep and rocky route

Estamos siguiendo un río todo el rato – We are following a river the whole way

Cataratas – Waterfalls

Tiene trozos con mucho desnivel – There are some very steep sections

Te tienes que agarrar a una cuerda metálica – You have to hold on to a metal rope

Estamos siguiendo unos hitos – We are following some way-markers

Esta marca roja y blanca marca las GRs – This read and white marker marks the GR routes

Cruza los Pirineos de lado a lado – It crosses the Pyrenees from one side to the other

Equipo/Equipamiento de montaña – Mountain/hiking equipment

Bastón – Walking stick/pole

Me ayuda mucho en la bajada – It helps me a lot on the descent

Cuando estoy subiendo cuando hay un gran desnivel – When I am going up and it’s very steep

Me ayuda a apoyarme – It helps me support myself

Calzado de montaña con buen agarre – Walking shoes with good grip

El agua a veces correo incluso por el camino – Water even runs down the path sometimes

Llevamos bien de agua – We take a lot of water

Cantimplora – Flask

Agua de manantial – Spring water

Agua del deshielo – Meltwater

Gorro – Sun hat

Crema solar – Sun cream

Un ibón – A tarn/mountain lake

Aquí al lado hay un refugio – There is a mountain refuge just round the corner

Vamos a tomar algo refrescante – We are going to have something refreshing to drink

Judías blancas con chorizo – White beans with chorizo

Macarrones con salsa de tomate y verduras – Macaroni pasta with tomato sauce and vegetables

Pollo asado – Roast chicken

Arroz con leche – Rice pudding

Un cortado – Black / expresso coffee with a little milk

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