Pico Almanzor
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Pico Almanzor
Pico Almanzor
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Highest point
Elevation2,591 m (8,501 ft) [1]
Prominence1,689 m (5,541 ft) [1]
ListingUltra
Coordinates40°14?48?N 05°17?52?W / 40.24667°N 5.29778°W / 40.24667; -5.29778Coordinates: 40°14?48?N 05°17?52?W / 40.24667°N 5.29778°W / 40.24667; -5.29778
Naming
English translationPeak of al-Mansur
Language of nameSpanish
Geography
Pico Almanzor is located in Spain
Pico Almanzor
Pico Almanzor
Spain
LocationZapardiel de la Ribera and Candeleda, Ávila, Spain
Parent rangeSierra de Gredos
Geology
Mountain typegranite
Climbing
First ascentM. González de Amezúa & J. Ibrián, 1899

Pico Almanzor is the highest mountain in central Spain. Situated in the Sierra de Gredos in the province of Ávila, Almanzor is 2,591 metres (8,501 ft) high. It is made of granite. The mountain is also known as Pico de Almanzor and Moro Almanzor.

History

The mountain got its name from Al-Mansur (Arabic for "the victorious"). Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir was a general and statesman in Muslim Spain (Caliphate of Cordoba) during the late 10th century. Muhammad bin Abi Amir was his real name; the Moors in Spain gave him the title of Al-Mansur due to his victories over the Christians.

During his many campaigns, Al-Mansur passed near this mountain and he was captivated by its beauty.

Pico Almanzor was climbed for the first time in September 1899 by M. González de Amezúa and José Ibrián. Espada, Ontañón and Abricarro made the first winter ascent in 1903. In 1960, a 1 metre-tall iron cross was placed on the summit.

See also

Circo de Gredos

References

  1. ^ a b "Pico Almanzor, Spain". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2015.

External links

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