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Ascent of Magura Oravská on 2012-08-01

Climber: Mark Trengove

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Magura Oravská
    Location:Poland/Slovakia
    Elevation:4042 ft / 1232 m

Ascent Trip Report

After being dropped by my wife on the Zakopane-Krakow road near Kojsowka, I took the black trail up through the forest, and occasional pasture, to reach the frontier markers on the Polish-Slovak border. From there I followed the trail upwards to the summit in a forest glade, with trig point, summit marker pole and a picture of Christ on a nearby tree. There was no view, as trees encircled the highest point. I returned by my outward route back, continuing my hike onward to Ostrysz 1023m.

Total distance: 23.0 kilometres
Total ascent: 880 metres
Total hike time: 9 hours
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1345 ft / 409 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1181 ft / 359 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot and hazy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1345 ft / 409 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Black trail
    Start Trailhead:Near Kojsowka  2697 ft / 822 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1181 ft / 359 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Black trail
    End Trailhead:Near Kojsowka  2861 ft / 872 m



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