Ascent of Jebel Chambi on 2012-04-09

Climber: Lars Holme

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, April 9, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jebel Chambi
    Elevation:1544 m / 5066 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Day trip from tourist city Sousse:
Planned to take a rental car, but was strongly recommended NOT to use this type of transportation. I took a minibus (Louage) to Kasserine and found a taxi driver. We drove 9 km east/south east direction Gafka to a water tower, then turned right to Chambi national park. At park entry we needed an authorization. Then back again to Kasserine to get authorization, and we were through gate. Taxi driver did not like the steep road, so he stopped at 1100 masl, but a normal car could make it almost to the top. There is a tourist top with at elevation 1522 meters, with a sign of 1544 meters. I made the easy walk further to the true summit 1544 meters. 2 guys told that this was a military area, but I had not passed any sign or fence. The true summit is a small square of concrete very close to the fence around the antenna.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:450 m / 1476 ft
    Elevation Loss:651 m / 2133 ft
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Bright and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:450 m / 1476 ft
    Route:Tarred road, then easy trail for 3oo meters
    Trailhead:1094 m / 3590 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:651 m / 2133 ft
    Trailhead:893 m / 2933 ft

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