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In some winters on La Palma snow falls on the highest peaks around the Roque de Los Muchachos. It usually only happens once and it dissappears within a few days. Only in the deepest shadows and crevices will it remain for a couple of weeks before the sun melts it.
When it does happen the high winds and sub-zero temperatures cause moisture in the drifting clouds to freeze onto the rocks, signs and plants.
The road to the top is quickly closed to all traffic except four-wheel-drives.
Note: Most hire car insurance does not cover damage incurred when driving in icy conditions.
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Bart en Monica Ice forms on the bushes
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Bart en Monica Snow and ice between 'pico de la cruz' and 'pico de la nieve' above the Caldera
January 2003
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Bart en Monica Snow and ice between 'pico de la cruz' and 'pico de la nieve' above the Caldera
January 2003
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Bart en Monica Snow and ice between 'pico de la cruz' and 'pico de la nieve' above the Caldera
January 2003
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Teressa Camancho The children play in the snow ... for the first time in their lives!
January 2003
 
Place: Los Llanos, Todoque
Date: 2000
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Palm trees in the foreground and snow in the background.
Taken form Todoque area in the burning sunshine whilst a few km away at 2400 meters the snow is visible around the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory.
 
Place: Los Llanos, Todoque
Date: 2000
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Winter snow around the Roque de Los Muchachos observatory.
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
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Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Marion
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Marion
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Marion
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Marion
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Marion
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2003-01
Copyright: Marion
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services    
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Metal cages around newly planted shrubs near the highest point take on a new form when covered in ice.
 
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Roques de los Muchachos covered in snow
 
 
Winter snow at Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands
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