Ascent of Le Brevent on 2006-08-28

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Steve Cliff
Wendy Dodds
Date:Monday, August 28, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Le Brevent
    Elevation:2524 m / 8284 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Le Brévent, 2525m, P157m

Map: 1:25k: 3530ET

Stats: (1500mH, 3.2km via direct route from Chamonix)

Time: 28 Aug 06 (7:30 via Lac Blanc)

Start: from E, car park at Col de Montets

Route: signposted route to Lac Blanc and onward via Le Flegere to Le Brevant via its N ridge; zigzag descent to Chamonix.

Difficulties: minor scrambling; ironwork on Le Brévent N ridge ascent.

Trig point: 15cm granite block, set in concrete by Table d’Orientation, X inscribed in top face.

Notes: Fine views across to Mont Blanc massif; heavy rain later enlivened by cake & hot chocolate in the summit restaurant. Group of Ibex near path en route to Lac Blanc.

A fairly leisurely pace: Wendy Dodds had completed the 158km / 5800mH Tour de Mont Blanc race 2 days previously!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1123 m / 3691 ft
    Elevation Loss:1123 m / 3691 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2 (N ridge 2+)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1074 m / 3527 ft
    Extra Loss:49 m / 164 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.7 mi
    Route:Col de Montets, Lac Blanc
    Trailhead:Col de Montets  1499 m / 4921 ft
    Time Up:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1074 m / 3527 ft
    Extra Gain:49 m / 164 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:Col de Montets, Lac Blanc
    Trailhead:Col de Montets  1499 m / 4921 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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