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Ascent of Mount Ngauruhoe on 2017-03-09

Climber: Seb Kraemer

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, March 9, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Ngauruhoe
    Location:New Zealand
    Elevation:7503 ft / 2286 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ngauruhoe is a very young volcano, whose slopes are covered in loose ash and very fine scree. The mountain is much like a giant sand dune and, as such, the ascent is not much fun. You will rarely encounter solid ground to step on. That said, this is a novelty summit to bag(gins), and it boasts incredible views of the surrounding plateau, so it's probably worth it.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3828 ft / 1166 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2057 ft / 626 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3828 ft / 1166 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Start Trailhead:Mangatepopo Carpark  3675 ft / 1120 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2057 ft / 626 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    End Trailhead:South Crater  5446 ft / 1659 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Tongariro Alpine Crossing (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Ngauruhoe2017-03-093828 ft / 1167 m
2Red Crater2017-03-092134 ft / 650 m
3Mount Tongariro2017-03-09416 ft / 127 m
Total Trip Gain: 6378 ft / 1944 m    Total Trip Loss: 6181 ft / 1884 m



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