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Jenn in Men's Bath
Jenn has a seat in the Men's Bath, Herculaneum. [enlarge]
View from Vesuvius' slopes
A view from partway up Vesuvius' slopes, looking towards Naples. There is a huge population of people (about 700,000, I think) not far from the base of the volcano. Dangerous! [enlarge]
Path to Vesuvius' crater
The wide and well-trodden path to the summit crater of Vesuvius. [enlarge]
Volcano monitoring
One of the monitoring stations that monitor Vesuvius for signs of volcanic activity. [enlarge]
Crater Rim
The lower western aspect of Vesuvius' rim. [enlarge]
Vesuvius breathes
A few wisps of steam and gas show that Vesuvius is only sleeping. [enlarge]
Andrew at rim
Andrew looks into Vesuvius' deep crater. [enlarge]
Herculaneum from above
A view of Ercolano (and the Herculaneum site) from the rim of Vesuvius' crater. [enlarge]
Jenn at Vesuvius' crater
Jenn and the expanse of the bay of Naples below her. This view looks towards the sorrento peninsula. [enlarge]
Crater View
Another view of the deep summit crater. [enlarge]
Railing and Bay
A view towards the sorrento peninsula from the crater rim on Vesuvius. [enlarge]
Andrew and Jenn on Vesuvius.
Refreshment on top
Jenn has a cold Fanta at one of the little souvenir shops on the trail to Vesuvius' crater rim. [enlarge]
Another Crater View
Thick flows of lava
A view of the thick flows of lava from previous eruptions. [enlarge]
Interactive trackmap with photo points - Vesuvius - click map to view
Climb Data - Vesuvius
Start Time: 1:14p.m.
End Time: 3:10p.m.
Duration: 1h55m
Distance: 1.79 km (1.11 mi)
Average Speed: 0.9 km/hr (0.6 mph)
Start Elevation: 3169ft (966m) *
Max Elevation: 3829ft (1167m) *
Min Elevation: 3169ft (966m) *
End Elevation: 3251ft (991m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Total Elevation Gain: 615ft (187m) *
Total Elevation Loss: 88ft (27m) *
* : +/- 75 feet
Elevation Graph
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