Ascent of Wurmberg on 2012-05-06
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, May 6, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3186 ft / 971 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOn a drive from Spa-Francorchamps to Berlin, I decided to tag off 3 German high points, this being the middle of the three today.
I parked at the Kaffeehorst parking area - no one else around as it was later in the afternoon already. The direct "line" underneath the t-bar lift immediately after the café looked the fastest, so up I went. The route continued up another cut block (grass-covered for the most part) and then through a short, steeper section of trees and some blow-downs (straight-forward) to the top. I left a few cairns to aid my decent on the way down as the clouds were very low and the hillside started looking the same as I turned around. Sadly, the restaurant and ski tower had closed at 3PM today - likely as a result of the poor visibility, so perhaps I'll head up again in the future on a nicer day to take in the view.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||827 ft / 252 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.2 mi / 3.6 km|
| Trailhead:||Kaffeehorst 2359 ft / 719 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
| Time:||26 Minutes|
| Time:||17 Minutes|
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