Ascent of Pico Ruivo on 2013-02-17
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, February 17, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||6109 ft / 1862 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom 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.
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|
| Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Time:||3 Hours 0 Minutes|
| Distance:||9 mi / 14.5 km|
| Time:||5 Hours 10 Minutes|
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