Hike the Christ

Organized by Cassio Uribbe Castro
It will be a hard 2hs hike up to the Christ but I promise you that worth the effort.

We will meet at 09am at Parque Lage entrance (the one with a playground) and take probably around 2hs to go all the way up (704m). This is a hike and not a climbing event. You won't need ropes or special equipment. However, this is not the best trail for those with hangover ;)
Only if your a don't-give-up-no-matter-what type of person.

How much:
The hike is free. If you want to enter the Christ monument you will have to pay the ticket (R$ 32,00). They only accept cash there. To get down, you will also need 3 BRL for a normal bus.
What will you need:
A lot of energy. Food is welcome. A big bottle of water and your camera. We will have time to make a small picnic up there, so if your strong, bring more for your new friends :)

Cancelation: This event will automatically be canceled if it's raining. If it's only fog, it still a nice thing to do (you will get the impression that your going to see a Zen-Master-Kung-Fu-Old-Guy in a mystic mountain right in the middle of a huge city :)

Going Down:
We will be walking down the road that takes to the Christ and get to a normal city bus that will take us to Gloria/Lapa going all the way through Santa Teresa. After the bus I usually sit down in a cheap Brazilian restaurant (around 20 BRL for the meal and beverages) to replenish the energy and maybe end up at Pedra do Sal :)

Informations:
Just send me a private message if you can’t find the answers here. Please be aware that sometimes it takes me days to reply.

Photos from past editions: https://picasaweb.google.com/hikethechrist

A brilliant post about the experience:
https://rayrayinrio.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/hiking-up-to-jesus-christ/

The starting point will be the second entrance of Parque Lage (the one with a playground)
http://goo.gl/maps/yMw2F
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