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Ascent of Esja on 2019-06-24

Climber: Aaron Kissel

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, June 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Esja
    Location:Iceland
    Elevation:2999 ft / 914 m

Ascent Trip Report

Quick climb up to the top of the mesa but took a while to get to the summit along the top of the ridge. Fog also moved in at that point and the trailed ceased to exist on the top. The best view was at the end of the trail and the only reason to go further was to bag the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3110 ft / 947 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3110 ft / 947 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.9 mi / 14.3 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3110 ft / 947 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2960 ft / 903 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:Esjan Trail
    Start Trailhead:39 ft / 11 m
    Time:1 Hours 29 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2960 ft / 902 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Esjan Trail
    End Trailhead:39 ft / 11 m
    Time:1 Hours 13 Minutes



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