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Ascent of Crêt de la Neige on 2006-09-03

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Sunday, September 3, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Crêt de la Neige
    Location:France
    Elevation:1719 m / 5643 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Crêt de la Neige, 1720m, P1267m; le Reculet 1718m, P73m

Map: 1:25k: 3328OT

Stats: 920mH, 10km

Time: 4 Sep 06, ascent 1:10 to Reculet, 0:50 to Neige, descent 1h, total 3h

Start: from NW, rough layby E side of road, signboard. 9km NE of Chezery-Forens

Route: mapped waymarked path through beechwood and across pasture to le Reculet, along spine to Neige, returning same way.

Difficulties: occasional minor scrambling; descent steep in places, could be slippery under some conditions.

Trig point: 1717.6m: concentric ringed rivet in ?concrete; 3 metal fixings suggestive of former “witches hat” covering similar to Trelod, L’Etale etc

Notes: Nice ridge walk, fine views albeit bands of cloud partially obscuring bigger summits to E. Reculet much the more shapely summit. Summit has apparently “moved”, probably fairly recently. 1:250k map has Neige at 1717m Reculet at 1719m. Impression is that trig is generally regarded as summit. 1720m summit doesn’t appear higher from trig, has small neat cairn and a faint path, apparently little visited.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:938 m / 3084 ft
    Elevation Loss:938 m / 3084 ft
    Distance:10 km / 6.2 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:889 m / 2920 ft
    Extra Loss:49 m / 164 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Route:from NW, via Le Reculet
    Trailhead:from NW, rough layby E side of road  879 m / 2887 ft
    Time Up:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:889 m / 2920 ft
    Extra Gain:49 m / 164 ft
    Distance:5 km / 3.1 mi
    Route:as ascent, omitting Le Reculet
    Trailhead:from NW, rough layby E side of road  879 m / 2887 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 



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