Ascent of Montanha do Pico on 2021-09-03
|Date:||Friday, September 3, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Scooter|
|Peak:||Montanha do Pico|
| Elevation:||7713 ft / 2350 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter signing up on the website for a climb on Wednesday morning (€25), I changed to Friday due to the appalling weather. My start time was 12:00, but after arriving at 11:00 I was allowed to start immediately. It was amazingly clear considering my last 7 days in the islands, and the route is really easy to follow, with 47 marker posts. Many of the people climbing are clearly inexperienced climbers on a day trip, and I think all summited. For anyone with experience it's an easy enough high point to bag. Many people were climbing up as I descended to spend a night in the crater, about 80m lower than the summit, located on a mini sub-peak within the crater. It is a popular and controlled peak, and you are given a GPS tracker upon sign in.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3651 ft / 1112 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Gain on way in:||3651 ft / 1112 m|
| Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.8 km|
| Start Trailhead:||4062 ft / 1238 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
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