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PostSubject: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:23 pm

We got there at 10:10am and even that early, we still had to queue for nearly an hour for the cable car. Prebooking ( and paying ) is only necessary at peak times i.e. when the queues are out the door and into the car park. We were brought to the prepaid window and then had to join the line in the waiting area inside the building. It made no difference to us whatsoever. By the time we came back down though, I reckon the queue was at least 2.5 hours long with a lot of that time stood in the blazing sun.

Out cable car arriving

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some views on the way up

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Finally at the viewing area. It takes 8 minutes to get from bottom to top in the cable car.

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One of the viewing areas

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I have photos of the signs describing how the volcano was formed but they will come out too small on the forum to read so I'll leave them out altogether.

We got permission from the gobierno to access the very top. only @ 200 people a day are allowed up due to A. Environmental reasons and B. if something goes wrong, they cant get a helicopter near you.
This is where we are heading to

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The going was tough, much harder and colder than when I did it 4 years ago. Even the kids struggled this time around. It got so bad that we ended up climbing for a minute and then resting for a minute ( 12500 feet, the air is pretty thin).

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Didn't take many photos on the climb due to fact that it was very rough.

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At last we get there!! We were told that we could only take an hour to get up to the top and back to the cable car station. It took us an hour just to climb to the peak!!

This is La Gomera peeping out of the clouds.

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Top crater. There is a smell of sulphur here, though not too strong. Either that or I was downwind of someone who let go!

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Sulphur vent. You can't see it too well here but it was a kind of yellow/green.

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The peak!

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Thats it. Got one final picture when we were driving home. Hard to believe that we were at the top 90 minutes previously.

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:10 pm

Brilliant !


Good on you Dermo - absolutely NO way would you get me doing that..............

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:55 pm

Rep for that mate, loving the La Gomera photo.
Cheers HH.
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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:16 am

Brilliant mate, love that! Repped.

The difference in scope of pics between the car park, cable car stop, and the very top, is well noticeable Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:02 am

yes loved that Dermot, what did you say to them to get to the top , make way this is the PRESS for MF forum lol, rep from me
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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:15 am


Rep from me too, Dermot - excellent!

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:15 pm

Rep from me as well Dermo.  clap Brought back memories of doing exactly the same 30 years ago. I wrote my name on a cross up there as well,  Embarassed  did you see it mate. wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:16 am

They thought the green pen used was from the caveman era using copper  Shocked 
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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:32 pm

delboy wrote:
They thought the green pen used was from the caveman era using copper strawberry blonde  Shocked 

Post edited for you mate Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:28 pm

WOW brilliant, this is a trip a promised myself but didnt get to do it so i really envy you, what an experience. Fantastic photos and repped well done you and the kids.

Could you tell us how you got there and how much the trip was altogether.

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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:29 pm

and the missus and 5 year old Daryn!  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Canary Islands, Tenerife, Mount Teide   Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:31 pm

Ohhhhhhh Embarassed  well done all of you  clap 

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