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Ascent of Volcán Barú on 2018-12-17

Climber: Deborah Genna

Date:Monday, December 17, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Volcán Barú
    Location:Panama
    Elevation:11398 ft / 3474 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at Midnight and hiked with headlamps for about 4.5 hours. At the top there was a cell tower and equipment. There are empty huts with mattresses to sleep for a couple of hours until sunrise at 6:20. Then you hike up about 5 minutes to top where cross is which is the true summit. Very cold and windy at the top...hat, and puffy with hard shell over me. Awesome hike but don't take it lightly...its a workout.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
warm but as we ascended, it got colder



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