David Cachon, in the vulture ́s nest

This is an account of what happens whenever you practise both: climbing and ridind while trying to reach the biggest colony of griffon vultures in Europe with your mountainbike.

I’ve always considered things happen because of something, I don’t believe our destiny is written. Rather it is our behaviour, thoughts and feelings that influence the course of one’s own life.
It all started a few metres away from my office, two establishments further on my right, to be precise. There is a climbing room called Los Mallos. An indoor walking wall Manolo runs. Manolo is one of the mates I normally meet when I go MTB riding. Mallos de Riglos are a set of conglomerate rock formations which are located (as its own names suggests) in Riglos (Huesca). More concretely in the Pre-Pyrenees mountain range (Spain). It may be hard to believe, but these formations are the result of more than 20 million years of water erosion. If you are fond of climbing, you may have heard about this area. When it comes to climbing, it is a top destination in Europe. Cubilillo’s ferrata will play the leading role in our story. It is a route that will guide us to the top of the Vulture’s Viewpoint. A spot from which we will start downhill at the same time we can choose different trails, all of them being 100% recommendable.

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