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Ascent of Qurnat as Sawda on 2018-03-23

Climber: Eric Gilbertson

Date:Friday, March 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Qurnat as Sawda
    Location:Lebanon
    Elevation:10131 ft / 3087 m

Ascent Trip Report

I flew to Beirut and took a taxi to The Cedars ski resort at the base of Qurnat as Sawda. The resort had just closed for the season. The next morning I hiked up the bare ski slopes to a snowy plateau around 9,000ft. I hiked across the plateau and eventually reached the rocky summit. In all it was about a 15-mile hike. There's so much snow up high that I bet some of it will last into the summer.

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