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Ascent of Crêt Pela on 2010-06-06

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Sunday, June 6, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Crêt Pela
    Location:France
    Elevation:1495 m / 4905 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A hot spell of weather came to an end as I drove home to Basel on a Sunday night, ready for work the next week. A short diversion across the border into France took me via the villages of Mijoux and Lajoux to the minor road running high across the south east flank of Cret Pela. About 500m east of the high point of the road, a trail (part of the GR9, marked with red & white dashes) runs west to the summit. A trig point plus a wooden stake with a sign on top (Cret Pela 1495m) confirm that you've arrived. A light rain was falling and cloud arrived just in time to obscure the view, which was open only in a southeasterly direction, the rest of the area being covered in dense pine forest.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:121 m / 394 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:GR9
    Trailhead:1374 m / 4511 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes



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