Hikers Compete in Andalusian Mountaineering Federation Competition

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Hikers Compete in Andalusian Mountaineering Federation Competition
The event started in Almocita and passed through the Sierra Nevada. Credit: Pixabay

HIKERS competed in the latest Andalusian Mountaineering Federation competition held in Almocita.

The event was organised by the City Council and the Almocita Activa Sports Club amongst others, and saw 70 hikers compete in a gruelling 10-hour hike. The event had been adapted to ensure all COIVD-19 measures were followed.

16 clubs from Almeria entered with over 70 hikers tackling the near 40km route. The event started in Almocita and passed through the Sierra Nevada.

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Francisco Garcia and Rafael Garrido won awards on an individual basis and for the clubs, CM Condor came first with CM Traparriscos in second place, and CM Ararat finishing in third place.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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