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Ascent of Pico Duarte on 2014-12-29

Climber: Evan Battaglia

Date:Monday, December 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Duarte
    Location:Dominican Republic
    Elevation:10164 ft / 3097 m

Ascent Trip Report

Met a guide (Porfirio) when got off bus in Jarabacoa. After some negotiation he agreed to take me up to the trailhead on his motorcycle and have someone else guide me up the mountain. Ended up going up with two guides and two lovely French ladies. Two days -- up to shelter first day, summit and back second day. I felt awful when I got to the shelter as I had been sleep-deprived for the past 5 days.(Finding a quiet place to sleep in Jarabacoa, or indeed anywhere in the Dominican Republic, is a challenge!) Slept in my hammock even though the guides said it would be cold. It was not cold. It was maybe a low of 50F.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6555 ft / 1997 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Guide, Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6555 ft / 1997 m
    Start Trailhead:3609 ft / 1100 m
Descent Statistics



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