Ascent of Saint Hilarion on 2017-03-18
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, March 18, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||2402 ft / 732 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPopular tourist site (10 coachloads Sat pm!), who it seems generally don't bother with the little scramble (not exposed) up onto the highest outcrop (GPS N35.31265° E33.27965°, 729m). Easy border crossing from Larnaca, N Cyprus car insurance still 20 Euros (have the right money, he didn't have change, luckily I had a 20). I somehow missed the ticket booth (on the R just inside the entrance) but it's just a few Euro to enter the castle.
For a more detailed description see Petter Bjorstad's report.
Then fine scenic drive along the ridge for Selvili.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||466 ft / 142 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.2 km|
| Route:||Tourist trail|
| Trailhead:||Access road / parking lot 1936 ft / 590 m|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1 (3)|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time:||20 Minutes|
| Time:||10 Minutes|
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