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Ascent of Mount Wellington on 2018-03-23

Climber: George McManus

Date:Friday, March 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Bus
Peak:Mount Wellington
    Location:Australia-Tasmania
    Elevation:4170 ft / 1271 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fern Glade Track and Fingerpost Track from Fern Tree to The Springs. Lenah Valley Track to The Sphinx, then Lower Sawmill Track, Sawmill Track, Organ Pipes Track and Zig Zag Track to the summit. Spectacular views along the hike with a clear view over Hobart and surrounding areas. Hike was relatively steep in parts (especially between Fern Tree and The Springs, and along the Zig Zag Track). Only 9 degrees at summit, even though temperature was 19 degrees Celsius in Hobart. Return hike was a similar route except this time using the Middle Track from The Springs to Fern Tree. Did not use the main summit route as it was closed for maintenance.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2792 ft / 851 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2792 ft / 851 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.9 mi / 9.5 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2792 ft / 851 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Start Trailhead:Fern Tree  1378 ft / 420 m
    Time:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2792 ft / 851 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    End Trailhead:Fern Tree  1378 ft / 420 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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