Ascent of Mont Ernest-Laforce on 2012-08-22

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Ernest-Laforce
    Elevation:822 m / 2700 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Nice, sunny day, but a bit cool. Some threatening grey clouds overhead, but fortunately there was no rain. Great 360° visability once the summit was reached, where you can see many of the park's other summits, including Mont Jacques-Cartier, Mont Richardson, Mont Xalibu, Mont Hog's Back, Mont Albert, and others.

Took me 33 minutes to reach the summit and about 25 to descend. This is an easy hike for most anyone. I hike with poles, but they're not a necessity for this hike.

Make sure you purchase your park pass at the Centre de decouerte. I had mine checked by one of the park officials on my way down.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:170 m / 558 ft
    Elevation Loss:170 m / 558 ft
    Distance:4.5 km / 2.8 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:170 m / 558 ft
    Distance:2.2 km / 1.4 mi
    Route:Main route (loop trail).
    Trailhead:Parking lot.  652 m / 2142 ft
    Time Up:33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:170 m / 558 ft
    Distance:2.2 km / 1.4 mi
    Route:Main route (loop trail)
    Trailhead:Parking lot.  652 m / 2142 ft
    Time Down:25 Minutes

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