Ascent of Mont Ventoux on 2008-04-04
|Others in Party:||Jill Stone|
|Date:||Friday, April 4, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1911 m / 6270 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportWe parked at Chalet Reynard, half-way up the road from the south (the road was closed at this point by a seasonal gate) and hiked up the road partly on tarmac and partly on snow to the top. The road from the north was completely snowbound at this time of year. The summit area is somewhat spoiled by buildings, antennae, etc, but great views south over Provence & north to the Alps. Of course the classic way to ascend this iconic mountain is on a bicycle (it is frequently included on the Tour de France) and a few hardy Frenchmen were attempting this despite having to portage over all the snow!
The summit area of Mont Ventoux. Highest mountain in Vaucluse and famous ascent on the Tour de France (2008-04-04). Photo by Peter Stone.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||494 m / 1621 ft|
| Trailhead:||Chalet Reynard 1417 m / 4649 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Snow on Ground|
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