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Turó de l'Home

Turó de l'Home is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.712m (5,617ft) located in the Montseny mountain range, in Catalonia, Spain. It was the site of a Transair Douglas Dakota accident in 1959, with 32 fatalities. The climb is really wild, with sections up to 15%.

The road to reach the summit is asphalted but steep and in bad conditions. In some parts it’s extremely narrow bordered on one side by rocks and on the other side by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. At the summit there is a meteorologist observatory and a little bar. Expect high winds, fog and snow in winter.
The last part of the road is closed to cars and bikes and you must park in the barrier 1km before of the summit, at 1.680m above the sea level. The Transair Douglas Dakota accident was an aircraft accident that occurred on 19 August 1959, when a Douglas Dakota operated by British airline Transair on a non-scheduled flight between Barcelona Airport to London-Gatwick Airport crashed in this mountain, causing 32 fatalities.
 There are 3 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Sant Celoni, the ascent is 25.8 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.490 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. Starting from Sant Celoni, via Santa Fé, the ascent is 29.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.490 meters. The average percentage is 5.1 %. And starting from Coll de Gomara, the ascent is 23.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 765 meters. The average percentage is 3.2 %. 

 

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