Two hundred miles off the northwestern coast of Africa, the highest active volcano in the Atlantic Ocean gives its name to the inhospitable desert that surrounds it. It is about Teide. Its gigantic pyramidal shape rises above the raging Atlantic waters like an unassailable colossus.
Teide land is a wild and a rugged place. A volcanic desert subjected to sudden temperature changes and an extreme solar radiation, capable of destroying, century after century, the most powerful mountains of petrified lava.