Nice! I remember the misery of that one.
That's a lot of climbing! You may have to try Mauna Kea to beat that one!
Wait, if you started in Paia, you're missing over half the mountain. Haleakela is a 30,000-foot uninterrupted climb, but you need to start on the ocean floor.
(Sorry, geology humor!)
That ride provided the most extreme temperature swing I've ever seen: 90° at sea level down to 25° at the peak. Nearly got hypothermia on the way down.
Nice suffer score!!
I think I suffered more on the descent from the cold, than on the climb. We took it pretty easy, but I froze all the way down. So worth it for the adventure, though!
Jamie, what was the temp at the top?
Hi Pete, I think the temp was 30F, 19F with wind chill, according to http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/haleakalanew/weather.shtml I was so cold, it took me hours to defrost.
Jamie, I know *exactly* what you're talking about. I had to stop in at a coffee shop at about 3000' to stop from shaking.