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Ascent of La Soufrière on 2012-05-02

Climber: Alex Hammer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:La Soufrière
    Location:Guadeloupe
    Elevation:1467 m / 4813 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A soaker of a hike as weather steadily worsened towards the top then heavy rain with high winds up there. Not possible to tour the crater so started down on the steep trail that was now a torrent. Part way down saw a substantial waterfall coming out of the mountain that wasn't present on the way up. A success just for having made it up and down the volcano.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:519 m / 1700 ft
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Very Windy, Low Clouds
steady light rain then heavy rain and high winds at and near the summit, extremely poor visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:519 m / 1700 ft
    Distance:3.5 km / 2.2 mi
    Trailhead:948 m / 3113 ft
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Alex Hammer
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