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Ascent of Musala on 2014-08-24

Climber: Donnie Puckle

Date:Sunday, August 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Ski Lift
Peak:Musala
    Location:Bulgaria
    Elevation:9596 ft / 2924 m

Ascent Trip Report

CMC Adventure Travel trip. We summitted Mount Ararat the previous Wednesday, this was our second national highpoint in a week. We cheated a bit by taking the Yastrebets Gondola up to the Musala Pathway. The weather looked a little iffy at times, with darkish clouds moving in and then moving out, but in the end we had no rain or storms. Tons and tons of hikers on the trail this day, a very popular mountain. I took the cable route on the way to the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1903 ft / 580 m
    Route:Musala Pathway
    Trailhead:Yastrebets Gondola  7693 ft / 2344 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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