Morro Alto

  • Morro Alta
  • 914 m
  • Primary factor 914 m
  • Flores, Azores
  • Location: North 38.73975, West 028.28577 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 1
  • Climbed: July 25. 2014


Here is quick summary of my climbs in the Azores islands.
How to get there:
This island highpoint on Flores is a drive-up to ugly antennas. From Santa Cruz das Flores, take the inland road that crosses the island to the west side. The turn-off going right, is well signed. Follow this smaller, but paved road to the flat summit plateau.
Route description:
You typically arrive at this summit by car. Just before you reach the flat summit, there is a small ridge on the left hand side of the road with a summit marker. It seems pretty clear that this mountain was higher before the construction of the summit antennas.
Heidi and I drove up here in dense fog and no visibility on our first day on the Flores island. There is not much more to add.