Ascent of Monte San Salvatore on 2014-05-25

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Sunday, May 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Train
Peak:Monte San Salvatore
    Elevation:911 m / 2992 ft

Ascent Trip Report

On holiday with the family in Lugano, took the first funicular up san salvatore to avoid the crowds. From the top station at 884m it´s only a 10 minute walk to the church on the summit with a recalcitrant 3 year old, but the views are magnificent and more than compensated for the moaning..
Ringed by lakes and extremely steep (the funicular hits 61% gradient on the ascent), there are truly few better viewpoints in southern Ticino.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:28 m / 92 ft
    Distance:0.4 km / 0.2 mi
    Trailhead:Funicular top station  883 m / 2900 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Minutes

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