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Ascent of Chopok on 2007-08-12

Climber: Mark Trengove

Others in Party:Piotr Mielus
Date:Sunday, August 12, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Chopok
    Location:Slovakia
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m

Ascent Trip Report

We drove up Domanovska dolina to Zahradky and took the two-stage chair-lift up to above Lukova, hiking from there up to the crowded chata. A short rugged ascent to the summit followed. As the descent off the summit was slippery and treacherous, we descended again to the chata, to pick up the red trail east along the ridge to the col below Dumbier. See under Dumbier for the next stage of the hike.
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On the misty summit (2007-08-12). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:607 ft / 185 m
    Total Elevation Loss:876 ft / 267 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Hill fog and light rain
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:607 ft / 185 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Blue trail
    Start Trailhead:Konskygrun  6033 ft / 1838 m
    Time:0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:876 ft / 267 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:Red trail -east
    End Trailhead:Demanovske sedlo  5764 ft / 1756 m
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes



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