Ascent of Pico Ruivo on 2013-02-17

Climber: Rod Munro

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, February 17, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Ruivo
    Elevation:6109 ft / 1862 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Santana I walked up the road to the main Pico Ruivo car park at Achada do Teixeira. I then continued along the excellent paved mountain path to the summit. Fortunately the clouds quickly dispersed to give spectacular views. My descent was more leisurely: I visited the unusual rock feature named Homem em Pé and then linked various paths and lavadas, which made a convoluted but interesting route back to Santana.
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The view from the summit of Pico Ruivo, looking northeastwards, with the high mountain refuge close by (2013-02-17). Photo by Rod Munro.
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Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Time:5 Hours 10 Minutes

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