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Ascent of Montanha do Pico on 2014-08-31

Climber: Brennan Connelly

Date:Sunday, August 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Montanha do Pico
    Location:Portugal
    Elevation:7713 ft / 2350 m

Ascent Trip Report

Standard approach from park HQ. Trail is relentless, rocky, and muddy, but easy to,follow to marker 45 on the crater rim. The true summit is an easy 25 minute scramble from there. Wife had some major foot problems on the way back (Boots not fully broken in...), so the descent was a slog. Cold beers at the TH were delicious and only €1.20. Weather was alternately sunny, foggy, and rainy, sometimes within minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, White-out



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