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Ascent of Parada-Mallada Coba on 2020-02-26

Climber: Stuart Mackenzie

Others in Party:Susan Mackenzie
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Parada-Mallada Coba
    Location:Portugal
    Elevation:4875 ft / 1485 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the village of Montesinho, we drove to the coll on the tarmac road, then turned left and followed the track, past Albufeira de Serra Serrada, on up as far as the abandoned settlement about 1.5 km SE of the summit. This was as far as we could get in our Seat Ateca, so we continued up the track on foot, starting generally W, then N, as far as the stepping stones over the headwaters of the Rio Sabor (a bit tricky for my wife, Sue, as she was booked in for a hip replacement 2 months later!). After that, it was just a case of picking our way through the undergrowth to the summit.
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Parada-Mallada Coba is to the left of Susan Mackenzie and to the right of the turbines (which are in Spain) (2020-02-26). Photo by Stuart Mackenzie.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:380 ft / 115 m
    Total Elevation Loss:380 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:NW
    Start Trailhead:Settlement 1.5km SE of summit  4495 ft / 1370 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:SE
    End Trailhead:Settlement 1.5km SE of summit  4495 ft / 1370 m
    Time:2 Hours 



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