Ascent of Wołowiec on 2008-08-19

Climber: Mark Trengove

Others in Party:Tobias Trengove
Date:Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:6772 ft / 2064 m

Ascent Trip Report

We parked in the large car park at the base of Dolina Chocholowska and walked up the valley on tarmac and track to the hut. There Tobias and I left Louise and Jacob, to take the yellow route up the Bobrowiec glen onto the minor summit of Grzes. Descending off this top, we followed the gently rising ridge through dwarf pine onto Rakon, another minor summit. From there the trail up to the summit of Wolowiec, though loose and eroded, did not take that long. The view of the Slovakian plain to the south, and the High Tatra to the east, was stunning. A long gruelling descent on a cobbled trail down into Dolina Chocholowska to the hut followed. Several kilometres down from the hut, we hired bikes to complete our last 5.5km descent of this long Tatra valley.
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On the summit of Wolowiec/Volovec (2008-08-19). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4101 ft / 1249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4101 ft / 1249 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.2 mi / 26 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Dry and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4101 ft / 1249 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3871 ft / 1180 m; Extra: 230 ft / 70m
    Loss on way in:230 ft / 70 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:Green - yellow - blue trails
    Start Trailhead:Siwa Polana  2901 ft / 884 m
    Time:5 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3871 ft / 1179 m
    Distance:8.1 mi / 13 km
    Route:Blue - green trails
    End Trailhead:Siwa Polana  2901 ft / 884 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes

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