Ascent of Kandasti on 2016-06-24

Climber: Andy Martin

Date:Friday, June 24, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:1662 m / 5453 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We initially approached this peak with high clearance vehicle from the south, leaving pavement at 40.9870,22.3240. The ford here is rough, the road narrow and used for logging, and the side road impassible without real 4wd at 41.0058,22.3302. We then drove to the junction at 41.0157,22.3140 and headed east to a nice bush camp and TH at 41.0148,22.3296.
The better way to reach this TH is to head east from Livadia, which is the way we drove out.

From the TH an interesting bush whack of roughly 3 km RT and ascent of 300 meters leads to the summit. The bush whack has a 30 meter drop into a wooded ravine near the beginning. Pocket Earth shows a trail leaving an old road here: 41.0126,22.3366 and climbing into a small valley here: 41.0127,22.3419. We missed this trail going in, but followed it out, and found it useful. The grassy valley bottom is easy going, the limestone carpeted hillsides not as nice. A trig pillar is at the top, my GPS gave 1652 m. with 7 m. accuracy here. We took several careful sight levels of a contender peak 7 km. to the south. It sighted barely lower.
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