Ascent of Arthur's Seat on 2013-03-02

Climber: Lee Newton

Others in Party:David Kennedy
Date:Saturday, March 2, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Arthur's Seat
    Elevation:823 ft / 250 m

Ascent Trip Report

On a visit to my home town, Edinburgh, I stayed with my friends Dave and Amber in their flat on Royal Park Terrace. On Saturday morning the weather was gorgeous so we strolled up the local highpoint, which is to be recommended for any visitors, being easy walking distance from the central train station. The views were as extensive as I have seen in 50+ ascents, stretching to the grampians and west highlands. North Berwick Law and the Bass Rock looked closr enough to reach out and touch.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:822 ft / 249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:822 ft / 249 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
Crystal clear winter day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:724 ft / 220 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 708 ft / 215 m; Extra: 16 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:16 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:via St Anthony's Chapel
    Start Trailhead:Royal Park Terrace  115 ft / 35 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:806 ft / 245 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 708 ft / 215 m; Extra: 98 ft / 29m
    Gain on way out:98 ft / 29 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:via Crow Hill and Dunsapie Loch
    End Trailhead:Royal Park Terrace  115 ft / 35 m
    Time:40 Minutes

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