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Ascent of Chirripó Grande on 2005-09-23

Climber: David J. Rhude

Others in Party:Rebecca Zadroga
Date:Friday, September 23, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chirripó Grande
    Location:Costa Rica
    Elevation:3819 m / 12530 ft

Ascent Trip Report

bex & i take the bus from San Jose via Cerro de Muerte, rest stop with the guy with the stroke? vs other... then to San Isidro & transfer to San Gerardo. we register at Chirripo National Park Headquarters and pay the fee. we find a place to stay & eat at Ulyssess's place, Aubergie ?. we start off at 0600 in the heat & humidiity, resting at ?. great bird watching but very hot & humid. we reach the sub-alpine zone with the temps dropping fast and stay at Crestones Lodge. very cold nite with high humidity, very damp & about 35 degree, a touch of frost during the evening. we watch Under 18 World Cup match with the tico rangers. we head off to the peak with head torches about 4 am... reaching the summit about 8 am. we get glimpses of both the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans! we can see down to the Osa Peninsula. we spend a nice decent hiking & birding around the Crestones ridge. one more nite, some dried out gear & then a hard hike down to Ulysses for a casado!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2520 m / 8265 ft
    Trailhead:San Gerardo, Ulysses place  1299 m / 4265 ft
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Days 



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