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Ascent of Pico Ruivo on 2018-04-18

Climber: Susan Mackenzie

Others in Party:Stuart Mackenzie
Date:Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pico Ruivo
    Location:Portugal
    Elevation:6109 ft / 1862 m

Ascent Trip Report

On the island for 1 day only on a discovery cruise with Hurtigruten. We hired a car with the sole objective of reaching the highest point. The day was perfect for the ascent. Underfoot the well marked path was largely paved, which amazed us but we were glad of it because we could make good progress and use the time to enjoy the fabulous vistas amongst the crags.
We met a fellow Peakbagger on the summit who had walked there from the other direction which he reported was more hazardous than our route.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1050 ft / 320 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1050 ft / 319 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
small clouds below adding dramatic effect
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1050 ft / 320 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 886 ft / 271 m; Extra: 164 ft / 49m
    Loss on way in:164 ft / 49 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:west along the ridge
    Start Trailhead:Achida do Tieixeira car park  5223 ft / 1591 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:886 ft / 270 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.8 km
    Route:east along the ridge
    End Trailhead:Achida do Tieixeira car park  5223 ft / 1591 m
    Time:2 Hours 



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