Ascent of Volcán Pichincha - Ruku on 2019-06-25

Climber: Rafee Memon

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Tram
Peak:Volcán Pichincha - Ruku
    Elevation:15354 ft / 4679 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an acclimatization hike/jog in preparation for Sincholagua, Antisana, and Chimborazo. I started from the top of the Teleferico around 2:00pm and was back around 4:30pm. Despite the lack of views due to cloud cover, it was much more enjoyable than my previous visit to the peak, where I ran through the dark to get back to the Teleferico in time for closing.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2518 ft / 766 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2518 ft / 766 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2368 ft / 721 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2343 ft / 714 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Start Trailhead:Teleferico station  13011 ft / 3965 m
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2493 ft / 759 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2343 ft / 714 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    End Trailhead:Teleferico station  13011 ft / 3965 m
    Time:1 Hours 8 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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