Ascent of Fan Si Pan on 2019-02-15

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Becca Romig
Date:Friday, February 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fan Si Pan
    Elevation:10308 ft / 3141 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took the cable car. Didn’t want to trek 2 days through the jungle and forest to a tourist trap.
And tourist trap it was! Sun Legend has totally ruined what was once probably a nice peak. But, we bagged an ultra and Vietnam’s high point. In spite of the crowds, it was clean and all the temples were nice. Overall, it was better than we expected but our trek from Sapa tomorrow will likely be more the type of hiking adventure we were looking for. You can touch the highest natural rock, so peak bagged! It was also nice that you can walk the final few hundred feet of gain, though a funicular is there for the elderly but sees more use by the lazy...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:500 ft / 152 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:500 ft / 152 m
    Start Trailhead:9808 ft / 2989 m
Descent Statistics

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