Ascent of Brocken on 2009-07-24

Climber: Mark Trengove

Others in Party:Louise Trengove
Jacob Trengove
Tobias Trengove
Date:Friday, July 24, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:3743 ft / 1140 m

Ascent Trip Report

After lunch at the visitor centre, we set off on the marked trail through the forest. On reaching the junction with the Goetheweg, we were forced to take shelter in an open hut, as a sudden thunderstorm slowly passed. We continued up to join a concrete road by the railway track. We followed this for several kilometres, before branching off to hike steeply up to the messy complex on the summit plateau. After refreshments in the Brocken Hotel, we retraced our outward route, just reaching the car before another thunderstorm struck.
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On the summit of the Brocken (2009-07-24). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1312 ft / 399 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1312 ft / 399 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.3 mi / 16.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Hot, Calm, Clear
Sunshine, and a thunderstorm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1312 ft / 399 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:Kaiserweg - Goetheweg
    Start Trailhead:Torfhaus  2431 ft / 740 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1312 ft / 399 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    End Trailhead:Torfhaus  2431 ft / 740 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes

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