Ascent of Pico de Teide on 2008-12-31
|Others in Party:||Eva|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 31, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Pico de Teide|
| Elevation:||12198 ft / 3717 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe were in the big crater they day before in a heavy rain and made a decision to skip the climb. Some snow higher up.
New Years Eve and an alpine start in the car from Santa Cruz. Parked along the road and set off. Met a guy coming down that said that the trail was icy from above the hut at some 2800 m. We continued higher and stopped to get the crampons on. The top of the mountain was glaced and we were lucky with the poles and the crampons. It was beautiful with the transparent ice. The cable car didn't run so we saw very few others on the mountain. Less that 15 in total is my estimate. Nice sunny day on the highest peak in Spain.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4593 ft / 1399 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||4593 ft / 1399 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||4593 ft / 1399 m|
| Route:||Normal trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Road 7605 ft / 2318 m|
| Loss on way out:||4593 ft / 1399 m|
| Route:||Same way down|
| End Trailhead:||Back at the road 7605 ft / 2318 m|
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