The Dúrcal Policía Local, the Guardia Civil mountain-rescue team, Seirim and three Policías Nacional officers rescued a British hiker on Tuesday.
In the space of just four hours during the last Saturday of 2017, mountain-rescue teams had to carry out five separate rescues on the Sierra Nevada
A young climber had to be rescued by the Guardia Civil mountain-rescue team (Sereim) after a fall, which had left him dangling on his rope against rock face.
The body of a 65-year-old Austrian woman was found on the morning of the 29th, close to the mountain refuge Carihuela, near the Veleta peak. She had gone missing the day before.