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Ascent of Fan Si Pan on 2012-05-18

Climber: Marisa Wells

Others in Party:Guide
Porter
Driver (did not come with us)
Date:Friday, May 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Fan Si Pan
    Location:Vietnam
    Elevation:3141 m / 10308 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Booked a private tour through the hotel in Sa Pa to climb Fansipan in 2 days and 1 night. Guide Ta suggested going to the top on the first day if time and energy permitted, allowing an easier second day to sleep in a little and walk straight out rather than get up earlier and climb the summit as well as walk out. A great idea to my thinking :) We left the car around 9.45am, arrived at the camp at 2800m around 2.30pm, which gave enough time to reach the summit by 4.50pm and to return to camp by 7pm with a few stops for photos at the top and of the sunset on the way down.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Guide, Porters, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Days 



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