Mallorca‘s highest mountain top in the southern Tramuntana usually offers a breathtaking panorama of the Mediterranean. This time, though, we marveled at the surrounding peaks above a sea of fog. A unique view and an amazing atmosphere to leave the old year behind. If I had to choose just one mountain on the island, it would be the Puig de Galatzó.
Whether approaching it from Puigpunyent or Es Capdellà, the signature mountain magically attracts hikers. The unmistakable shape reminds you of the famous Matterhorn. Even though the Galatzó measures just a little more than one thousand meters it is the highest peak in this part of the island. And it needs a bit of climbing to get to the top. But that’s part of the fun.
Sometimes you even meet families with small children atop. The little hero in the picture made her way up with the help of her father who wore her in a child carrier backpack. Sure, on the weekend or a special day like New Years Eve you won‘t be the only one climbing Puig de Galatzó. But even though it’s always a great moment to have a mountain peak all to yourself, sometimes a break with happy fellow hikers may feel even better.
In particular in times like these. When I woke up in bright sunlight and then witnessed the mist making its way from the sea to the city and further across the island. Hiking above the clouds to a place of peace and light that day felt like a step towards a brighter future. I wish you all a sparkling new year!