Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 06/13/2017


Photo taken on June  6, 2014



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La Sierra de La Cabrera - from the ridge.

La Sierra de La Cabrera - from the ridge.
There is a way down from here but not recommended!

Henk Bouwers, Roger Dodger, Jurek Adamski, Eric Desjours and 49 other people have particularly liked this photo


77 comments - The latest ones
Katja
Katja
wow... a way?! ... can´t see something ;))
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Katja
Yes, I went down here once. The path became non-existent very quickly. The path was actually at the next gap in the ridge. I didn't make that mistake again. I was alright but my t-shirt got torn to shreds!!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Katja has replied to Andy Rodker
You my goodness .... there you must already be lucky,
Because that could have ended differently.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Katja
Don't worry. I assessed the risk at each step and would have returned the way I came if I couldn't find a possible route down at any stage.
3 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Photo et paysage superbes. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 months ago.
Nitro76
Nitro76
Un lieu spectaculaire. Amitiés, Richard
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Nicole,
Richard,
Katja,
Many thanks!!!
3 months ago.
micritter
micritter
Wonderful photos (as always) of very impressive rocks!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to micritter
Very kind, micritter. I am lucky, that's all. Access to fantastic scenery in Madrid Province and Cornwall (and nowhere else - I have no time for travelling!!).
:o)
3 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
By parachute ?!!!!!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Larry Drummond
No, by grazed knees, elbows and knuckles!!
(and a reasonable head for heights!)
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
Remarquable vue
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Kama!
3 months ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
A wonder-filled picture. Kudos.
3 months ago.
Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure
I am so amazed to see rocks like this, especially from this angle.
3 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Great rough landscape ! Excellent captured. These rocks are really impressive. Good Morning, Andy !
3 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
A very fast way !!!!!!
3 months ago.
Gilloudu95
Gilloudu95
Wow !!!!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Elbertinum - many thanks for your visit,
Smiley,
Ron,
Ulrich,
Pam,
goandgo,
Gillou,
Thank you all - this is typical granite scenery in the area!
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Beau paysage rocheux !
3 months ago.
Dominique 60
Dominique 60
vertigineux !!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Claudia,
Dominique,
Many thanks to you both!
3 months ago.
Nick Weall
Nick Weall
Great view Andy
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Nick!
3 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Impressive rocks! Yes, they way down looks steep and thorny;-)
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Gudrun
Well, it's not the way down - the proper path is at the next gap on the ridge! So, yes, this was hard! And steep. And thorny!! I THOUGHT it was a way down on my first visit. Only later did I realise my mistake!!
3 months ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Wonderful view....and everything looks so hard!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Judith Jannetta
Well, it's not the way down - the proper path is at the next gap on the ridge! So, yes, this was hard! And steep. And thorny!! I THOUGHT it was a way down on my first visit. Only later did I realise my mistake!! Same reply as to Gudrun; hope you don't mind!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Gudrun,
Erhard,
Judith,
Many thanks!
3 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful natural framing.
3 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
A lovely extensive vista!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Jaap,
Rosa,
Many thanks to you both.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Annemarie
3 months ago.
polytropos
polytropos
Wow! Very spectacular view! It certainly was a thriling trip.
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
An awesome viewpoint.......................and I can't even imagine what possessed you to have taken that route down from the ridge..!!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Keith Burton
Simple. I had a last bus to catch in 3.5 hours and I needed to walk back round the underside of the ridge. So I had to get down somewhere and this looked suitable, at least from the top! This shot was taken in 2014. The time I went down here was in 2011, when I was only just getting to know the Sierra! Now I know every rock!
3 months ago.
Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas
Nice job,nice high pov, love the rock walls at both sides, nice different textures and composition, not sure if color adds, wil you try this one in bw?
3 months ago. Edited 3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Mario Vargas
I don't recall seeing that option on my limited editing tool but I achieved a sort of b/w effect by other means so I might see if it works. If I post nothing it will be because I haven't liked the effect and b/w doesn't often appeal to me anyway. But thanks for the suggestion!
3 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
What a view , Andy, but I guess it is dangerous to get down !!!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Not dangerous exactly, just awkward and full of thorns and loose gravel. There are the normal paths to use but I didn't know that when I first came here!
3 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet has replied to Andy Rodker
3 months ago.
Bergfex
Bergfex
Excellent!
3 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Stunning view Andy and wonderful framing, complete with a great tale!

Best regards, Doug
3 months ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Outstanding place !
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Berny,
Marie-france,
polytrops,
Keith,
Mario,
Marie-claire,
Bernhard,
Doug,
Jose,
Thank you all!
3 months ago.
Eva Lewitus
Eva Lewitus
Ah, to be young again and advetnrurous. It does look inviting
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Eva Lewitus
Ha!! I was already well into my 50s when I first discovered this area, Eva!!!
3 months ago.
Eva Lewitus has replied to Andy Rodker
50? That's young!!!!!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Eva Lewitus
Maybe, but it was a long time ago!
3 months ago.
Eva Lewitus has replied to Andy Rodker
Everything is relative! :-)
3 months ago.
Bill Robinson / kinderbill
Bill Robinson / kind…
It's a long way down Andy, have you tried it ;)) Nice shot...YS...Regards, Bill.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Bill Robinson / kind…
Please read the comments and replies above, Bill! The answer? Yes. Would I do it again? Only on the payment of a substantial sum!! :o)
3 months ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Terrific shot Andy ,sure need a head for heights.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Grisly (Roger)
I seem to have one. Unfortunately my lovely girlfriend suffers from vertigo so we tend to go for walks on the flat. When I manage to get away, it is usually because of some personal or family commitment of hers . That is one reason why my visits here have dwindled significantly in recent years. Thanks Roger!
3 months ago.
Nacer Hakem
Nacer Hakem
Excellente vue plongeante!
3 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
Another shot with a fantastic view Andy ... most certainly liked by me

Best wishes ... steve
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Richard N,
Nadia,
Nacer,
Steve,
Many thanks to you all!
3 months ago.
Ian 1949
Ian 1949
Great shot and view, I'd take the easier way down too.
3 months ago.
sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf
Ein fantastischer Durchblick, Andy,
Freundliche Grüße
Erich
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Tanja,
John,
Ian,
Erich,
Many thanks!
3 months ago.
Buck Ejitt
Buck Ejitt
Superb viewpoint!!!.......worth the walk/hike I hope!!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Certainly Buck!
I have walked in this area well over 100 times since I moved to Madrid in 2010. I know every rock and am almost on first name terms with the vultures!!!!
3 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Terrific landscape!!!!!
3 months ago.
Ron Stachowiak
Ron Stachowiak
Amazing view ,
3 months ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
Excellente vue plongeante bien composée
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Nouchet,
Ron,
Rol,
Many thanks!
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Philippe!
3 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
A stunning shot Andy
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Eva, indeed it is!
Martin, many thanks!
Have a good weekend!
3 months ago.
Jean
Jean
Gives me vertigo just to look at it. Wonderful dramatic landscape just the same.
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you very much again, jean!
3 months ago.
Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge
Prachtig landschap --ANDY--- kijk maar uit daar en val niet naar beneden..Fav
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Pleased you like it Fred! have a good week!
3 months ago.
Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours
An impressive and slightly vertiginous passage, indeed, giving a great perspective. Very nice shot Andy.
Greetings, Eric
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Eric Desjours
In parts, very vertiginous, Eric!
Thank you very much!
By the way are you still involved in IMA?
Best wishes,
Andy
3 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Jurek!
2 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks, Henk!
8 weeks ago.