Ascent of Montanha do Pico on 2018-08-11

Climber: Denise Mclellan

Others in Party:Richard Mclellan
Date:Saturday, August 11, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Montanha do Pico
    Elevation:7713 ft / 2350 m

Ascent Trip Report

It is possible to avoid the E10 fee per person if you do not enter the Mountain House- which offers a safety video/ advice/ toilets etc. Superb ascent by standard route marked by posts to crater rim, thereafter red and yellow paint up the final central cone within the crater - c 20 mins, easy scramble up cone. Trig and small fumaroles on top. CCTV monitoring at rim. very popular. Many bivvy in crater- no water.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3842 ft / 1170 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3842 ft / 1170 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
mainly sunny, some clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3776 ft / 1150 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3710 ft / 1130 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Start Trailhead:Mountain House  4003 ft / 1220 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3776 ft / 1150 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3710 ft / 1130 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Gain on way out:66 ft / 20 m
    End Trailhead:4003 ft / 1220 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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