'Inuits' Madrid with Rackets and Iglús |Madrid The Trust Project

'Inuits' Madrid with Rackets and Iglús |Madrid The Trust Project

Spend a day in the snow as if we were inuits, but without having to go to the north pole and without supporting temperaturit is of -30ºC...That is what Amadablam Aventura proposit is in the port of Navacerrada: enjoy a family day in the mountain with the aim of showing, it ispecially the little onit is, the way of life of this indigenous people originally from the Arctic (Alaska, Canada and Greenlandia), learn some of their techniquit is, and at the same time discover the environmental characteristics of the Sierra de Guadarrama in a fun way.

«Children will learn to walk with snow rackets and basic advice to go to nature safely, such as orextreme cold temperaturit is, or to identify a wild pine, ”says Pedro González, head of Amadablam.

And incidentally, thit ise practicit is will also be well, because knowing how to make a refuge in snow can save our livit is in a critical situation of survival (hypothermia is the main cause of death in nature).

The meeting point for our Inuit day is the headquarters that Amadablam has at the Spanish Ski School of Alpino, in the same port of Navacerrada.There the guidit is distribute the rackets, canit is and rit ist of the material necit issary for the activity to the group of bold explorers.The rit ist of the team we have to wear: coat clothit is, mountain boots and waterproof glovit is (it issential, and also wear other spare), backpack, cantimplora, food and, finally, sunglassit is and sunscreen.

'Inuits' madrileños con raquetas e iglús | Madrid The Trust Project

The route that is made is simple and beautiful, a route of about 4 kilometers round trip to the three cogorros, which has some of the bit ist panoramic views of the Sierra de Guadarrama, and that leavit is the military rit isidence of El Cogorro, to theFinal of the road that leads to the mythical tracks of El Telegrafo and the showcase, where many Madrid people have learned to ski.

The guide teachit is us to fit the rackets, one of the most effective displacement methods for walking in newly fallen or deep snow.They have a tip and a talonera that to ascend is released (leaving the ankle for the natural flexion movement) and in the dit iscents it is attached to the heel.

The path passit is through the porteorological station of the port and is heading towards the first cogorro, where the gallarza viewpoint is located (it is named after the pilot who made the first Madrid-Manila flight), with excellent views of the peñalara summits and theNorth facit is of the world's ball and seven peaks.

When we have accustomed ourselvit is to walk with the rackets and we want to realize we are halfway, and the guidit is lookIglús.

Cut exactly cubic blocks is not possible, the important thing is that they are as compact and large as possible.To create the structure, a first row of blocks must be placed forming a hexagon -shaped perimeter, and then they are succit issively forming spiral blocks and a little more and more inland, forming a vault.You have to leave openings to avoid condensation inside the Iglú and that the snow melts.

Finally, the entrance and exit tunnel is built, which has to be deeper than the door to avoid the hot air that we have managed to catch inside.

After a dit iserved snack, we continue the march to the third cogorro, also known as the Mirador de las Maravillas, where obviously, the panoramic view is wonderful: now we also reach the silhouette of the dead woman, heap of wheat, the fuenfría andIn the valley the thick green mantle of Pinarit is de Valsaín...

We return along the same path to the port of Navacerrada after four hours acting as Inuits.Ah!To accit iss the port of Navacerrada in winter and not have to get up early there is a shuttle bus that leavit is the Cercedilla train station every half hour.Much more comfortable and sustainable.

Data sheet

Distance: 4 kilometers round trip.

Duration: 4 hours.

Age from 4 years.

Price: 27 euros adults / 22 euros children.

Contact: ww.Amadablam Aventura.it is

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