Masada Climber's Log

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RNOHKR - Feb 3, 2018 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 1990

Amazing History!  Sucess!

Hiked in July 1990 as part of a day trip from Jerusalem. Very unique climb to be able to start so far below sea level. Amazing history here!


cheetah262 - Sep 26, 2016 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2016

Sunrise  Sucess!

Up the Snake Path for a beautiful sunrise and then back down....what a great way to start the day!


Woodswalker - Nov 14, 2013 8:13 am Date Climbed: May 27, 1994

Masada  Sucess!

Took the trail to the top predawn to see the sun rise over the Dead Sea. History and nature at their best!


whatdoIknow - Sep 20, 2013 3:20 pm

good hike  Sucess!

Even better: running down the trail full speed. Also, very interesting place to visit.


Ruvicha - Oct 13, 2012 9:32 pm Date Climbed: Feb 12, 1995

Messenger Trail  Sucess!

The Messenger Trail is a great route to the top of Masada. The trail served as the line of communication between Roman forces at the base of the mountain and the assault forces at the top. The trail starts at the eastern base of Masada, passes the ruins of Roman encampments and siege walls, circles around to the north end and then ascends to the Roman ramp on the western side. Little used at the time of our climb, the trail affords dramatic views of the Masada fortress.


Sergey - Mar 5, 2013 7:04 am

Re: Messenger Trail

I didn't know the name of the trail and called it "Round Masada Route" in my post "Eleazar Mt". Thank you for intresting information, I'll make the correction. Climbed Masada by this trail with my grandson Jan 2013. Not so crouded as Snake Path.



Sergey - Jan 28, 2012 5:21 am Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2012

Masada by the Snake Path  Sucess!

4 pensioners from Moscow 50 minutes by Snake Path. The summit has met us by a sandy storm.

Midlife Mountaineer

Midlife Mountaineer - Aug 25, 2011 12:50 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2011

HOT  Sucess!

You wouldn't think that climbing up to sea level would be all that challenging, but the heat made it so. Awesome views.


Tjohn67238 - Jun 18, 2011 8:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 1984

A hot day!  Sucess!

Swam (or floated) in the Dead Sea. Then we hiked up the Snake Path to top of Masada. Bring water! It was very hot & dry. The ruins at the top are amazing. An unforgettable day.


jshuart - Jan 19, 2011 4:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2000

Route Climbed: Snake Path  Sucess!

Climbed up and down the Snake Path. Great views of the Dead Sea and surrounding desert. Dry and hot as you'd expect, but well worth it!


etai101 - Dec 28, 2010 2:50 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2000

saw my share of sunrises  Sucess!

15 times up 15 time down through the sake trail why you would ask corprel punshment in training in the the army not all at the same time.


Baarb - Aug 13, 2009 7:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 1999

Not so much climbing....  Sucess!

Cable car up and hiked down after spending some time at the Dead Sea. Just one stop of a month long trip in Israel, great place, shame about the political/religious/social issues.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Sep 15, 2008 3:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2000

Cablecar Up, Switchback Trail Down  Sucess!

It's usually really hot by the Dead Sea, but we lucked out and had perfect weather this day.


BobaFett - Jul 24, 2008 1:49 pm

Yup  Sucess!

Probably a dozen times. Winter is best.


Lips74 - Mar 13, 2007 4:25 am

Up the Ramp down the Snake  Sucess!

Climbed the Roman Ramp at dawn (20 min)decended the Snake Path. Nice way down.

Claude Mauguier - Nov 12, 2005 10:41 am

Route Climbed: normal eastern hike Date Climbed: dec 29 1981  Sucess!

I hate cable cars...and the place together with the weather were magic. Impressive views, adorned with this so special athmosphere of historical places. A special spot during a 15 days hike between Galilea and the Red Sea.


SpiceMan - Nov 9, 2005 12:50 am

Route Climbed: The hike Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

Good hike. Took some energy.

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