Ascent of Mont Lachat on 2006-08-31

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Thursday, August 31, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Lachat
    Elevation:2022 m / 6637 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mont Lachat , 2023m, P1064m

Map: 1:25k: 3430ET

Stats: 1020mH, 8km

Time: 1 Sep 06, ascent 2h, descent 1:05.

Start: from E, car park by farm at road end, Forgeassoud, 2km W of St-Jean-de-Sixt

Route: Mapped signposted paintmarked route to summit.

Difficulties: a few steep passages with minor scrambling

Trig point: 15cm block with IGN inscribed on side and X on top face.

Notes: Scenic ascent, fine narrow crest, great views. Crested tits heard on lower slopes; Alpine Choughs perched skirmishing near summit (I had forgotten food so they were out of luck, as was I). Cross dated 1983. Table d’Orientation (1984) is fairly limited, misses some prominent peak, and apparently has errors, e.g. Aiguille Verte in the wrong place (i.e. left of Pointe Percee). A few walking parties met.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1022 m / 3356 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Route:Forgeassoud path
    Trailhead:Forgeassoud  1000 m / 3281 ft
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 5 Minutes

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