Ascent of Chirripó Grande on 2005-09-23
|Others in Party:||Rebecca Zadroga|
|Date:||Friday, September 23, 2005|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||Costa Rica|
| Elevation:||3820 m / 12533 ft|
Ascent Trip Reportbex & 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:||2521 m / 8268 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|
| Time Up:||2 Days |
| Time Down:||1 Days |
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