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Climbing Chirripo

San Gerardo De Rivas, Costa Rica
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About Climbing Chirripo
Climbing Chirripo gives you the opportunity to keep enjoying your travels in Costa Rica while we make all the necessary arrangements in order to receive your entrance tickets to the national park.
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adventuregirlTO wrote a review May 2019
Toronto, Canada34 contributions4 helpful votes
Loved this hike! Great views!! We did not see any wild life but it was such a perfect day and the hike had options. We were able to swim to cool off.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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08sk73 wrote a review Nov 2018
London, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a test of stamina and endurance, It's 14km to the top, the path through the national park is well marked but we did have a guide. After 7K we stayed at the mountain lodge overnight and headed for the summit at 0230, it takes between 2-3 hours to reach the top for sunrise from there, it's quite steep the last 50m to the top., great view and a real sense of achievement . The decent was a war of attrition and I would definitely recommend walking poles to assist balance and ease the weight on your knees. We actually went up and down in two days, which meant a total of 20km on the second day, usually people stay at the mountain lodge an extra night so you split the distance and altitude gain up and come down on day 3. We were not informed of this and I would not recommend doing it in such a short period as our schedule. We have hiked several of the worlds mountains not requiring ropes and this was a real challenge. If it had been raining on the way down it would have been very slippy on the mud trails, we were lucky at the end of the rainy season.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Nee.zaaa wrote a review Dec 2017
Naklo, Slovenia57 contributions10 helpful votes
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I am a big hiking lover so Chirippo was one of the first things on my Costarica list. Sadly I haven’t been able to get a bed in camp, but I decided to hike it anyway. It is totally doable in a day!! My hike started at 0.00, with a sky full of stars. 5.15 I reached camp (they open kitchen at 5.30) and continued half an hour later. From that point on you can see beautiful nature, and take tons of incredible pictures. Only 5 kms to the peak and a way back is not so hard after having opportunity to enjoy such views. Be sure to start early as peak gets clouds very soon, plus you don’t want to walk during the day when sun is strong. I definitely recommend this path to everyone who is in good stamina. It will stay in my memory for ever.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Donald Quintin B wrote a review May 2016
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We hiked Chirripo in one day, starting at 1 AM and getting back at around 5 PM. Hardest single day hike of my life, but the cloudless view from the peak - where we lingered for an hour with no crowds - was completely worth it.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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Julien P wrote a review Apr 2016
Montreal, Canada8 contributions3 helpful votes
I would not recommend to do it in 1 day, 2 is a minimum. You HAVE TO see the sunrise on the top, leave the lodge at 2.30am to be a the sommet at 5am It was beautiful and rewarding BTW you don't need to bring a sleeping bag at the lodge. The give you 2 blankets and if you're cold anyway, you can rent a sleeping bag for 10$. YOu must have warm clothes (definitely a windbreaker) and try to hike as light as possible
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Date of experience: April 2016
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