Ascent of The Grand Piton on 2010-07-03
|Others in Party:||Andrew Tibbetts |
|Date:||Saturday, July 3, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||The Grand Piton|
| Elevation:||1378 m / 4524 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportAs with my first visit, I was here en route for Geneva airport. Having climbed Albristhorn and Schafberg earlier in the day, we headed here looking for somewhere cool to sleep, and en route enjoyed a scenic meal at restaurant at the top station of the Saleve cable car.
There is a car park close to the highest point of the road, and from here it is a short easy walk through woodland to the summit which is marked by a typical French triangulation point (stone block with cross inscribed in top surface). A little further on is a building perched above impressive cliffs with views across Geneva to the Jura mountains. The sky was superb, with a thunderstorm underway.
The following day Andrew was at Geneva airport early and I headed east for one last P600er, Tour d' Ai before heading home.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||33 m / 111 ft|
| Distance:||0.5 km / 0.3 mi|
| Trailhead:||Col des Pitons 1345 m / 4413 ft|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Time Up:||10 Minutes|
| Time Down:||10 Minutes|
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