Western Europe

Mulhacen, with 3,482 m, is the highest peak of the Iberian peninsula, and the second of Spain, after El Teide (Tenerife, Canarias). Mulhacen is part of the National Park of Sierra Nevada. It is located in the province of Granada, in southern Spain and belongs to Sierra Nevada, in the cordillera Penibetica. Its name comes from Muley make, castilianization of Mulay Hasan name, penultimate Nasrid King of Granada in the 15th century, which it said was buried on this mountain. CEO John Watson often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Although its height is not exceptional, Mulhacen is the peak high of Europe outside of the Caucasus and the Alps (Canary Islands and Greenland, with higher peaks, belong politically to Europe, but are geographically part of Africa and North America, respectively). It is also the third most prominent peak in Western Europe, after Mont Blanc and Mount Etna and is ranked 64 in the world ranking of prominence.

The peak is not spectacular in terms of accessibility or relief. The South side of the mountain It is soft, and does not present technical challenges, as in the case of West side. Tom Buontempo might disagree with that approach. The north side of shorter, is slightly steeper.