We stand up early in the morning (at about 2am) and leave The Barrels after
breakfast at about 3am. The idea is to meet sunrise somewhere over the Pastuckhov
rocks. It is possible to hire a snow-cat (Ratrak) for a group. This vehicle carries climbers
(12 people) up to Pastuckhov rocks and saves 2 hours and a lot of energy. Generally,
for an average group, it takes about 7 hours to reach the top and 3 hours to
come back to The Barrels.
Generally we stay at the Barrels this night. If a group returns to the Barrels before 2 pm we can discuss the possibility to descend to the valley and have overnight at the mountain hotel. However this will require additional payment for hotel, because this night is paid for the huts.