The Refugio de Caballo is in a spectacular and majestic setting high above the Lanjaron valley just below the summit of the Cerro de Caballo (3009m). It is used in both summer and winter as a place to spend the night.
More information at Mountain refugios and shelters of the Sierra Nevada
During last winter we noticed a deterioration of the refuge. The door had come off it’s hinges and the window areas were worsening and becoming open to the elements. More horrifically, the place was strewn with debris and rubbish left by those “mountain lovers” who had been staying there.
This has prompted a response by local folk from Lanjarón, who are planning to repair and clean up the refuge during this coming summer. We aim to clean all the rubbish and litter away, repair the door, make the window areas weatherproof and generally give the place a makeover.
If anybody is interested in helping out please contact me on this site or Pepe Badaje on his spanish site. The snow is retreating fast now and we shall be making an initial survey into the requirements in the next couple of weeks and plan to do the work in August.
We do have a Facebook Page so you can show your support.
Photo below of what we discovered during last winter!!!!!