Ascent of Montagne de Gros Foug on 2006-08-23

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:None
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Montagne de Gros Foug
    Elevation:1057 m / 3468 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Montagne du Gros Foug, 1057m, P693m

Map: 1:25k: 3331OT

Stats: 160mH, 5km

Time: 23 Aug 06, ascent 30 mins; descent 45mins via Sentier botanique

Start: from SE, car park 1km NW of col, pt 918m, reached by rough track, or park near col. 8km NW of Rumilly.

Route: “red” path (Sentier du Gros Foug), then mapped wide track to summit

Difficulties: deciding which is the summit!

Trig point: none mapped nor found.

Notes: the fourth of five easy "P600" summits in the area, which I visited in a single day.

Fine view from Point de Vue en route, none from summit. Map places summit spot height W side of track, but ~20m E of track appeared higher, in thicket of Box shrubs (I built a small cairn); not often visited I suspect. Some very attractive patches of mauve and yellow Melampyrum vaudense along the track. Sentier botanique itself is just a tree trail.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:179 m / 588 ft
    Elevation Loss:179 m / 588 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:159 m / 522 ft
    Extra Loss:20 m / 66 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:Trail from south-east
    Trailhead:8km NW of Rumilly, pt 918  918 m / 3012 ft
    Time Up:0 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:159 m / 522 ft
    Extra Gain:20 m / 66 ft
    Distance:3 km / 1.9 mi
    Route:SE via sentier botanique
    Trailhead:8km NW of Rumilly, pt 918  918 m / 3012 ft
    Time Down:0 Hours 45 Minutes

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