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Ascent of Mont Baron on 2006-08-24

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:None.
Date:Thursday, August 24, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Baron
    Location:France
    Elevation:1299 m / 4262 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mont Baron, 1299m, P669m

Map: 1:25k: 3431OT

Stats: 250mH, 2km

Time: 24 Aug 06, ascent 0:40, descent 0:35

Start: from SE, car park at Col de Contrebandiers, 9km SE of Annecy
Route: zig-zag path from E end of car park

Difficulties: minor scrambling; railings protect from big drop at steepest part of ascent

Trig point: not found (forgot to look)

Notes: Fine view, summit cairn with pole, among small trees. Big dark clouds; heavy rain on descent.

Also included a lesser peak: Mont Baret, 1243m, P189m
Stats: 190mH, 1km
Time: ascent 0:25, descent 0:15
Route: path from W end of car park; meadow then zig zags; faint path along ridge
Difficulties: path steep in parts but no real difficulties.
Trig point: none mapped or seen.
Notes: Rocky summit in beechwood (I built a small cairn); dramatic view E along Fier valley.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:246 m / 804 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:from Col de Contrebandiers
    Trailhead:Col de Contrebandiers  1053 m / 3458 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:35 Minutes



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