Ascent of Mont Margériaz on 2006-08-22

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:None.
Date:Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Margériaz
    Elevation:1844 m / 6053 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mont Margériaz, 1845m, P710m

Map: 1:25k: 3432OT, 3332OT

Stats: 500mH, 6.5km

Time: 22 Aug 06, ascent 2h, descent 0:40

Start: from E, car park (Place a Baban) 1km SE of ski station

Route: waymarked path to Chalets de Margeriaz, then compass bearing to summit (rough limestone terrain), returning via marked trail past chalets.

Difficulties: could be awkward in poor visibility. Deep holes (limestone) in forest but well protected. Main summit reached via short paintmarked route, minor scrambling with somewhat unnecessary cable / railing protection.

Trig point: 15cm granite block with large X engraved in top face, on grassy summit SSW of main cairned summit.

Notes: ski clutter of E slopes contrast with superb W-facing precipice. Crested Tits calling near car park; friendly goats near chalets.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:513 m / 1689 ft
    Elevation Loss:513 m / 1689 ft
    Distance:6.4 km / 4 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:513 m / 1689 ft
    Extra Loss:29 m / 98 ft
    Distance:3.2 km / 2 mi
    Route:via Chalets de Margeriaz
    Trailhead:Place a Baban car park  1360 m / 4462 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:484 m / 1591 ft
    Distance:3.2 km / 2 mi
    Route:via Chalets de Margeriaz
    Trailhead:Place a Baban car park  1360 m / 4462 ft
    Time Down:0 Hours 40 Minutes

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