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Ascent of Mulhacén on 2021-06-20

Climber: Andrew Rankine

Date:Sunday, June 20, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mulhacén
    Location:Spain
    Elevation:11414 ft / 3478 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to Capileira, and took the bus from there to Alto de Chorillo (2700 m) at 8:30 am. You need to call ahead and reserve this bus with the national park. It was 3 hours roundtrip from Alto de Chorillo to the summit--800 m gain and 9.6 km. The return bus leaves at 16:15, so rather than wait 4 hours I walked down the road to Capileira (1300 m). In the future I'd recommend driving the road to Hoya del Portillo (2100 m) and hike from there to the summit-- it'd be about 22 km roundtrip and 1400 m gain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2953 ft / 900 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7218 ft / 2200 m
    Round-Trip Distance:14.6 mi / 23.5 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2953 ft / 900 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Start Trailhead:8461 ft / 2578 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:7218 ft / 2200 m
    Distance:11.5 mi / 18.5 km
    End Trailhead:4196 ft / 1278 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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