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Ascent of Kékes on 2009-08-04

Climber: Mark Trengove

Others in Party:Louise Trengove
Jacob Trengove
Tobias Trengove
Date:Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Kékes
    Location:Hungary
    Elevation:3327 ft / 1014 m

Ascent Trip Report

We began our ascent of the highest peak in Hungary from a car park by the Vorosmarty restaurant. We followed the yellow trails over a minor top, then steeply up through the beech forest on the north-west ridge, over scree. The trail was very overgrown in places. Eventually we emerged on the unsightly cluttered summit on Hungary's highest point. With rain threatening, we decided to take the road down, as it was quicker. Lower down, we diverted onto a blue trail through the woods close to the road, eventually leading back to the car.
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Kekes, from the east (2009-08-03). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1477 ft / 450 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1477 ft / 450 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Dull and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1477 ft / 450 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1411 ft / 431 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Yellow trails
    Start Trailhead:Vorosmarty  1916 ft / 583 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1411 ft / 430 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Blue trail
    End Trailhead:Vorosmarty  1916 ft / 583 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



Other Photos

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On the summit (2009-08-04). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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