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Sun, 09 Aug 2009

The Highest Man in Spain

Ever wanted to know what's the view like being the highest person in all of Spain? -- No? Hmm, can't help you then. -- Otherwise:

Pico del Teide

That's on the summit of Pico del Teide at 3718m, on Tenerife island. Unless you leave solid ground this is as high as you can get in Spain. 163m lower it's a bit more obvious that the Teide is a volcano:

Pico del Teide

And coming down to the surrounding caldera it's even more obvious:

Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide

Pico del Teide

On a ridge next to the caldera you find the Teide Observatory:

Teide Observatory

The caldera is covered in old lava flows:

Caldera

Caldera

Vulcanism has created various interesting rock formations in the caldera:

Roques

Roques

Tenerife is not just about the Teide and its dusty caldera. In the north of the island you find the Anaga mountain range:

Tenerife North

Neighboring Gran Canaria was where our little trip started and ended, right after the Gran Canaria Desktop Summit. Gran Canaria has no Teide but a very impressive landscape nonetheless:

Roque Nublo

That's the view from the Roque Nublo, the island's most famous landmark. The rock itself is visible here (on the left):

Roque Nublo

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