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Ascent of Mont d'Or on 2009-06-01

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Monday, June 1, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont d'Or
    Location:France
    Elevation:1460 m / 4793 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Snatched a quick walk on the way home from Geneva on the evening of the Pentecost holiday in Switzerland. Following the yellow diamond marked paths through the forest to the CAS Cabine de Mont D'Or I didn't see a single person except a dog walker at the start. From there a short hop along the edge of the cliffs to the summit. Great view in both directions along the Jura chain from Cret de la Neige in the South to Le Chasseron in the North. Dent de Vaulion across the valley looks impressivly steep from this summit. Gathering storm clouds had me hurrying back down to finish the drive home.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:600 m / 1971 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Route:From the south
    Trailhead:Vita Parcours parking just above Vallorbe train st  860 m / 2822 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Windy, Clear
Approaching thunderstorm
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:1 Hours 5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:40 Minutes



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