There is a mountain (the three crowns) that I can see from my flat – most days – when there’s not too much cloud. To my shame I have been looking at it for more than a year but not yet climbed it.
A couple of weeks ago I rectified that: with the aid of a half-way decent Spanish walking map I worked out where to start from and how best to tackle it. And, with two brave British couch-surfers we made our bid.
As the name suggests the three crowns has three peaks: we made the first two: the gap between the second and third proved beyond our mountain skills without a rope. Although less than 1000m high it is a serious mountain. There was some serious scrambling involved!
It was a lovely day out though, with the best views yet across Bidasoa and back to Hendaye.