Ascent of Mount Lamlam on 2018-12-19

Climber: Nate B

Others in Party:Renata
Date:Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lamlam
    Elevation:1332 ft / 405 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was not expecting this to be much, but between the sun, mud, tall grass, navigation, and carrying a 3 year old, it was a long 4 hours. We headed up Mount Jumullong Manglo first, stopping for a rest, food, and enjoyment of the views. After we headed toward Mount Lamlam, famous as the highest point in Guam and they also claim it is the highest peak in the world (from the ocean floor. We followed a unmaintained trail, double checking our offline Peakbagger map which showed a trail labeled Mount Lamlam summit actual. After getting to the top, up a minor scramble of rock, the summit was marked by a survey marker and an American flag. Incidentally, the Peakbagger marker showed a different location, with the map showing a marker a bit further, and the topography seemed to back up the information, looking like the ground was possibly higher on another bump. The info on the Peakbagger page confirmed this after looking a bit more. (Thanks offline Peakbagger app).

This last leg was a nasty bushwhack through mossy rocks, jungle, and jagged summit rocks, finally arriving at a point that was clearly the high ground.

We only saw 3 parties the whole day, none going to or from Lamlam. Saw two toads, 1 snake, and about 50 geckos. 4 hours, 21 min car to car. Solo at a fast pace, could do it in 2 easy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Total Elevation Loss:400 ft / 121 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1100 ft / 335 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 700 ft / 213 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m
    Loss on way in:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7 km
    Start Trailhead:632 ft / 192 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Guam

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Jumullong Manglo2018-12-19 b 
2Mount Lamlam2018-12-19 a1100 ft / 335 m
Total Trip Gain: 1100 ft / 335 m    Total Trip Loss: 400 ft / 122 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Nate B
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