El Yelmo is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.785m (5,856ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Jaén, Andalusia, in Spain.
Located in the Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Segura and the Villas, the winding road to the summit was recently asphalted. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
At the summit there are some buildings: a mountain refuge and communication towers. It’s a paragliding paradise. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved and narrow mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Its average gradient is 7%, with some sections up to 12%. The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls.
Pic: Víktor Pareja Calmaestra
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