After struggling on my hike in Somiedo a few months ago, I decided that it was enough. I had had a terrible winter: I didn't exercise and I ate and drank way too much; I had gotten fat and out of shape.
So I challenged myself and set some goals.
Climbing to Pena Trevinca was one of them. The highest peak in Galicia raises to 2,127 meters (7,000 feet) above sea level. That might not sound like much, but it would be a nearly impossible task for fat Adrian to achieve.
This past Sunday, I did it: 5+ hours on the trail, 10+ miles (17km) and 3,000+ feet (1,000m) of elevation gain later -while carrying a 25-pound backpack (11kg) with all my camera gear-, I had achieved one of my goals for this summer. I am in better shape now, and this gives me a boost of confidence for the goals that I have yet to complete this summer.
What to say about this place! It's beautiful. I love this kind of landscape.
Unfortunately, and even though I made it to the destination, the hike wasn't easy on my body and couldn't really focus on photography anymore after the first 4-5 miles.
I took almost 2 rolls of HP5+ that I will show in a video, here as well if they are any good. For now, these are some digital images I got in one of the most beautiful places of Galicia.