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Ascent of Signal de Botrange on 2010-04-20

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Signal de Botrange
    Location:Belgium
    Elevation:694 m / 2277 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Another drive-up complete with visitor's centre. This time the saving grace a thirst quenched in the bar which serves top quality Belgian beers. A bizarre tower like a giant trig point with airplane style steps leading up to a tiny platform stands behind the buildings. Apparently the purpose is so that one can stand 700m above sea level (the "natural" top is 694m in altitude). Surrounding area is a massive plateau covered in mossy bog with some pine forest. Looks like large tracts of the lower grampians in Scotland rather than the forests of the Ardennes that I had been driving through for much of the afternoon. Weird.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:0 m / 0 ft
    Trailhead:694 m / 2277 ft
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Minutes



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