Ascent of Pico Ruivo on 2015-08-17

Climber: Gary Honey

Date:Monday, August 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pico Ruivo
    Elevation:1862 m / 6109 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Took early bus from Funchal to Santana then taxi (15€) to Achada do Teixeira. It was raining all the way up in the taxi until just below the car park where we passed above the could. The walk to the refuge was in sunshine with views to across to Pico de Arieiro also out of the clouds As we ascended to the top the cloud base rose so that only intermittent views were had from the top. We descended back to Achada do Teixeira before taking the path to Queimadas in heavy rain. This path was extremely slippery and took nearly 2 hours to descend with numerous falls - in wet weather the road and then the Levada do Caldeirão Verde to Queimadas would probably be best. Decided to take one of the numerous loitering taxis back to Santana, again €15 (but shared between 5 people),
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy

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