The place where you will work is the As Lamas glacier, which is 13 to 16 thousand years old. Its head is formed by three hanging circles located at 1,490m, 1,480m and 1,330m altitude, also framed in a series of amphitheaters located above 1,500 m. Between the first amphitheater and the glacial cirques, the relationship would be established through fractures. In these fractures, cleaning work will be carried out. We will also work on the cleaning and repair of the old curro de Langullo, located in one of the glaciers of the circus.
Estacion De Montana de Manzaneda. 32780 A Pobra De Trives (Ourense). www.manzaneda.com
Macizo de Manzaneda, where the chosen work area is located, bounded on the north by the Sil valley, the valleys of the Bibei and Conso rivers to the east, the Maceda depression to the west and the south, Monterrei and A Limia.
The work camp is located in Cabeza de Manzaneda. To the SE is the Glacier das Lamas, located between 1600, where it has its beginning, and 1000 meters of altitude, it is one of the best preserved in Galicia, with an age of between 13,000 and 16,000 years.
Leisure: Heated indoor pool, giant zip line, hiking trails…
The General Direction for Youth, Participation and Volunteering has among its powers to promote work camps in the region of Galicia. This general direction belongs to the Ministry of Social Policy of the regional government of Galicia (www.xunta.gal).
It is necessary to bring a bath towels.
What is a Curro?
The Rapa das Bestas is the name of a cultural tradition of Galicia that involves cutting the horse’s mane. The horses are collected in the mountain before the rapa days and are concentrated in nearby places from where they are taken in groups to the curro. There the foals are separated from the herd so that they do not suffer any damage; then a team consisting of three people hold the horse (two covering the eyes so you do not scare) and another holding the tail (to avoid kicking), once immobilized is dewormed, cured and cut his mane and tail. After the rapa are returned to the mountain.