Rano Raraku; Maunga Pukatikei (Easter Island) Climber's Log

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T. White

T. White - Dec 30, 2017 12:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2013

Little sibling to Rano Kau

Didn't summit the HP, but views into the lake and especially across the island were great. In the not-too-distant past, there was no trail, even through the moai.


MountainHikerCO - Jan 4, 2015 6:30 pm Date Climbed: Dec 25, 2014

Maunga Pukatokei  Sucess!

We started from a trailhead near where the paved road meets the coast on the NW side of the mountain. From there we aimed for the Maunga Vai Heva saddle, then south to the summit. We circled the crater clockwise to find the high point to the south side of the crater. There are a lot of wrong, too high elevations published for this mountain. My GPS agreed with the 370 m found on a map I picked up on the island. Other published elevations over 400 m and over 1500' are wrong. Trip report to follow with more details.


Shaylee - Aug 17, 2008 10:55 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2005

Rano Raraku  Sucess!

Since I did walk much of the way up this one, it might be considered one of my first summits. I liked to point at all the statues.


barryg - Mar 21, 2008 3:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2008

Here be Moai  Sucess!

Climbed to the top of the Rano Raraku crater and then explored the inside. Fantastic sight.


Andino - Apr 15, 2007 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2006

Amazing island  Sucess!

Easy climb, wonderful view on top. This island is a must-see !


waltraud - Feb 9, 2007 6:56 am

Rano Raraku  Sucess!

Horse rideing trip to Rano Raraku site from Hanga Roa. Climbing and exploring the area then. Great experience.


Kessler - Dec 12, 2005 11:27 am

Route Climbed: Rano Raraku Date Climbed: November 4, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed with Dad, Mom, and sister Shaylee.


Scott - Nov 21, 2005 8:22 pm

Route Climbed: See below Date Climbed: See below

Maunga Pukatikei: Visited on November 3, 2005.

Rano Raraku: Climbed with the wife and kids and a tour group on November 4, 2005 via the loop route.

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