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Ascent of Cornettes de Bise on 2006-09-02

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Saturday, September 2, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cornettes de Bise
    Location:Switzerland/France
    Elevation:2431 m / 7979 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Les Cornettes de Bise, 2432m, P1061m
Map: 1:25k: 3528ET
Stats: 1215mH, 8km.
Time: 3 Sep 06, ascent 2:40, descent 1:20.
Start: from S, car park 2km N of la Chapelle d’Abondance
Route: mapped waymarked route via Pas de la Bosse. Descent ESE by good path initially unmapped then joining mapped marked path via La Calaz and Col de Verne (Vernaz).
Difficulties: some scrambling above Pas de la Bosse, including an exposed level traverse above a fair drop. Descent via Col de Verne is simple, albeit steep in places.
Trig point: 15cm granite block, X on top marked red, also red + on nearby rock. Larger pillar with lettering F1891 and S83 on sides, is presumably a boundary marker; very similar pillar on Col de Verne.
Notes: Fine complex mountain, fine views, albeit hazy with lowish cloud affecting 4000ers. Route via Col de Verne much the easiest; all the parties seen were on that route, but Pas de la Bosse route much more
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1242 m / 4084 ft
    Elevation Loss:1242 m / 4084 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1228 m / 4035 ft
    Extra Loss:14 m / 49 ft
    Distance:4 km / 2.5 mi
    Route:from S via via Pas de la Bosse
    Trailhead:N of la Chapelle d’Abondance  1217 m / 3993 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1228 m / 4035 ft
    Extra Gain:14 m / 49 ft
    Distance:4 km / 2.5 mi
    Route:ESE via Col de Verne
    Trailhead:N of la Chapelle d’Abondance  1217 m / 3993 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 20 Minutes



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