Ascent of Wasserkuppe on 2011-10-25

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:950 m / 3117 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Arriving at the extensive complex of buildings near the summit at dusk, I hastened towards the summit tower. Approaching in this manner from the East, one can take a road curving round to the left to approach the summit marker, which is on the ground to the west of the tower. The tower can be part-ascended to a viewing gallery through an automatic gate (2 Euro, need coins). I was alone on top, it was cold and very windy. I was jogging both ways to keep warm.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:40 m / 131 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Trailhead:Summit car park, next to Hotel  910 m / 2986 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:8 Minutes

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