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Ascent of Skrzyczne on 2012-08-04

Climber: Mark Trengove

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Skrzyczne
    Location:Poland
    Elevation:4124 ft / 1256 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the col north of Zielony Kopiec, I hiked up on the trail to the minor summit of Malinowska Skala 1152m/85m, which had an impressive gritstone tor on its northern edge. The trail descended to another col before a long gentle climb through an area of tree devastation over the minor summits of Kopa Skrzyczenska and Mala Skrzyczne onto Skrzyczne, the high point of the Beskid Slaski. This was marked by a post, below which was an ugly paraphernalia of cafes, masts, ski tows and a chairlift station, busy with people. I met the family there, and we took the blue rail down under the chairlift to our hotel in Szczyrk.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1050 ft / 320 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2648 ft / 806 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1050 ft / 320 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 722 ft / 220 m; Extra: 328 ft / 99m
    Loss on way in:328 ft / 99 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:Green Trail
    Start Trailhead:Col north of Zielony Kopiec  3402 ft / 1036 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2320 ft / 707 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Blue Trail
    End Trailhead:Szczyrk  1804 ft / 549 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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