Pico Ruivo Climber's Log

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Scott

Scott - Mar 25, 2018 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2018

Ruivo  Sucess!

After a long day of travel the day before, Kimberly and I got up early and took a taxi to Pico Ariero for our hike over to Pico Ruivo. Once we reached Pico Ariero, it was snowing with freezing rain and very cold and windy. We put on our coats and raingear and headed for Pico Ruivo. We were in the clouds for much of the way, but when the clouds broke at times, the views and scenery was amazing.

The mountains in the area are very steep and rugged, but there was a good trail to Pico Ruivo which included several cables, staircases, and tunnels. It was a spectacular hike. It never did rain hard, but we had light rain and high winds for much of the hike.

Once we reached the mountain hut below Pico Ruivo, we took a rest and ate some snacks before heading for the summit of Ruivo. The trees and everything else around the summit of Ruivo were coated in ice, with some snow as well, but we didn’t get any views from the summit. The route was still a spectacular one though.

After enjoying the summit, we decided to head down the trail to Teixeira. We were originally going to hike the trail all the way west to Encumeada, but there wouldn’t have been any views anyway, so we decided not to.

Once at Teixeira (the route down was easier, but less spectacular than the route from Pico Ariero), we caught a ride down to Santana. After checking out Santana, we took a bus back to Funchal. It was a great day.

MikeLJ

MikeLJ - Dec 5, 2017 6:14 am Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2006

Satisfying day  Sucess!

Great route from Pico do Arieiro and back.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Feb 1, 2013 9:27 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2012

First Day  Sucess!

Tunnel Route from Arieiro and back with an extension towards Pico das Eirinhas on the weather divide. Wonderful winter day but kinda stormy

miguelo - May 21, 2012 1:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2011

Very nice hike  Sucess!

From areeiro peak, we went the tunnel way and back the other one. No clouds. Beautiful day.

JuhoK

JuhoK - Mar 11, 2011 3:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2007

Route Climbed: Pico Arieiro-Pico Ruivo  Sucess!

October 2007

pablo

pablo - Jan 10, 2011 6:59 am Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2011

Pico do Areeiro (E) - Pico Ruivo  Sucess!

First summit of the year with Florence, after 3hs from Pico Areeiro. Beautiful hike !

tws

tws - Feb 12, 2008 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2008

Route Climbed: Pico do Areeiro (E) - Pico Ruivo  Sucess!

I took the longer route with just one tunnel. The other one (Pico Areeiro West) was marked as dangerous, due to an earthquake recently, as I was told. It was a return trip of 6 hours with very mixed conditions. Starting in a surprisingly cold, freezing weather, then some nice and hot sunshine, following with a generally cloudy day, but still with OK visibility on top, and a hailstorm in the end. On Madeira you truly can experience all seasons in one day :)

Katekat

Katekat - Dec 19, 2007 7:44 am Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2007

Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo  Sucess!

My first long hike. The weather was not good eneough but me and my boyfriend wanted to do it, so we just simply followed the path. At the end I was exhausted because of the steep ascent back to the start.

pcardoso - Jul 14, 2005 10:44 am

Route Climbed: Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!

Done this easy track with my brother. the hard part was to go through a long tunnel with no light, except at the end ;)

jclode

jclode - Jun 22, 2004 6:35 pm

Route Climbed: Curral das Freiras-Eira do Serrado-P. Escalfado-P. Areeiro-P.Ruivo Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

I did this trecking with two friends in one of my trainings for climbing Mont Blanc.

It´s a very nice peak and the highest of Madeira. I climbed so many times that i can't remember since i was born in Madeira.

Gangolf Haub

Gangolf Haub - Feb 8, 2004 9:24 am

Route Climbed: Pico Arieiro - Pico Ruivo Date Climbed: May 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful hike along well kept trails. Don't forget a torchlight since you'll have to climb through two tunnels. The peak itself wasn't as nice as the trail towards and from it.

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