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Ascent of Ballon d'Alsace on 2009-05-09

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Saturday, May 9, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Ballon d'Alsace
    Location:France
    Elevation:1246 m / 4091 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A good French lunch in the Auberge du Ballon D'Alsace was followed by a leisurely stroll round the summit circuit. There was still a large collapsing cornice on the North side, showing just what a good snow year it was in the Vosges.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:86 m / 285 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:Tourist path
    Trailhead:Auberge du Ballon D'Alsace  1160 m / 3806 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes



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