Ascent to Vesuvius-Crater Rim on 2008-08-17

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Sunday, August 17, 2008
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Vesuvius - Crater Rim
    Elevation:3871 ft / 1179 m
    Remaining Elevation:332 ft / 102 m (8% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Made it up to the crater rim but not to the true summit because our tour leader failed to deliver on his explicit promise, didn't make the necessary arrangements and left inadequate time for us to rectify this.

Nevertheless a fascinating climb with close up views of the effects of volcanism and stunning views over the surrounding area. To reach the highest point on the mountain one needs to hire a local guide from the kiosk at the top of the parking area, otherwise progress beyond the fenced off tourist area is not permitted.
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Vesuvius from Pompeii (2008-08-17). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3871 ft / 1179 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3871 ft / 1179 m
    Start Trailhead:0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics

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