There are four distinct legs to the climb:

(1) Beginning elevation is 1487.64m

(2) Travel horizontal distance of 435m at a 4.81% grade. To find the height climbed we have `4.81/100=h/435==>h=20.92m`

(3) The next leg we travel horizontally 2840m with a 3.3% grade. The height climbed on this leg is found by `3.3/100=h/2840==>h=93.72m`

(4) The next leg we travel 177m at a 6.85% grade. The change in height is found by `6.85/100=h/177==>h=12.12m`

(5) The final leg we travel 928m horizontally at a 4.47% grade. The change in height is `4.47/100=h/928==>h=41.48m`

The total change in height is 20.92+93.72+12.12+41.48=168.24m

**So the final elevation is 1487.64+168.24=1655.88m**

Leg Elevation(m):

---- ------------

Initial elevation 1487.64

Leg 1 1508.56

Leg 2 1602.28

Leg 3 1614.40

Leg 4 1655.88

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