10-06-2011, 08:36 AM (This post was last modified: 10-06-2011 09:35 AM by elperronegro.)
How greater group numbers can rapidly increase mountain ascent times
A report sent in by Duane Licudi of Gibraltar shows how times can be dramatically increased by greater group numbers. His group of 9 recently climbed Mulhacen just a few months after his solo guided ascent with ourselves.
Thanks for your advice on weather etc. It turned out to be perfect weather, hardly even a breeze, clear skies and almost would say it was warm with the sun out.
"Everyone managed to get to the top, given enough breaks and a pace that was comfortable for all. The trip down the south ridge and back to the cars though took its toll on many as its quite a hike in itself.
Some interesting timings below comparing trip with James in August to this last one. This time round it was 4 hours 7 mins from Poqueira Hut to Mulhacen summit compared to 2 hours 35 mins in August.
Some photos of the trip here http://www.facebook.com/groups/gibhiking/photos/
Left Mulhacen Parking 12:21:00
Got to Poqueira Hut at 15:16:00
Total Duration 2:55:00
Left Poqueira Hut 8:43:00
Got to Summit 11:18:00
Total Duration 2:35:00
Left Summit 12:08:00
Got to Mulhacen Parking 15:40:00
Total Duration 3:32:00
Day 1 Total Time 2:55:00
Day 2 Total Time 6:57:00
Left Mulhacen Parking 12:30:00
Got to Poqueira Hut at 16:26:00
Total Duration 3:56:00
Left Poqueira Hut 8:33:00
Got to Summit 12:40:00
Total Duration 4:07:00
Left Summit 14:02:00
Got to Mulhacen Parking 19:23:00
Total Duration 5:21:00
Day 1 Total Time 3:56:00
Day 2 Total Time 10:50:00"
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