Ascent of Testa del Rutor on 2018-06-30

Climber: Greg Chappell

Date:Saturday, June 30, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Testa del Rutor
    Elevation:11437 ft / 3485 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ski ascent. Parked past the "parking deniere" at a high point in the road before descending onto the flat farm area. The guard dogs from the herd barked and chased us up to a five meters distance; this can be scary as these are wolf-killing protection dogs.

Snow began around 2000m and was skinnable around 2400m.

Ascent time was 6 and a half hours. I was on borrowed gear and had equipment difficulties, and needed to switch back and forth between ski boots and mountaineering boots twice for skinning and affixing crampons. Subtract 90 minutes (or more) from the ascent for a normal party.

Gear used: skis, skins, crampons
Gear unused: rope, avalanche kit, ice screws, ski jacket
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6086 ft / 1855 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6086 ft / 1855 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Skis, Ski Poles
Sunny and Hot
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6086 ft / 1855 m
    Start Trailhead:.5km from Refuge Rutor  5351 ft / 1630 m
    Time:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6086 ft / 1855 m
    End Trailhead:5351 ft / 1630 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Greg Chappell
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