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Ascent of Le Brévent on 2015-07-26

Climber: Mark Trengove

Others in Party:Louise Trengove
Jacob Trengove
Tobias Trengove
Date:Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Le Brévent
    Location:France
    Elevation:8284 ft / 2524 m

Ascent Trip Report

We took the gondolas up to Planpraz. After a drink we started uphill on a wide track, diverting onto a path that zig-zagged up to a col. The trail continued on rugged ground around the north face of the ridge past an impressive minor top, then heading up steeper ground with the assistance of a ladder at one point. The access track was then joined to the summit complex. We took lunch on the terrace with a full view of Mont Blanc over the Chamonix valley. As we prepared to descend, the weather chilled rapidly and worsened to some rain. We beat a hasty retreat down the access track to Planpraz, encountering two chamois unconcerned by our close presence.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1837 ft / 559 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1837 ft / 559 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Aid Climb
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Clear
Light rain later
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1837 ft / 559 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:Col de Brevent - GR5
    Start Trailhead:Planpraz  6447 ft / 1965 m
    Time:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1837 ft / 559 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route:Access track
    End Trailhead:Planpraz  6447 ft / 1965 m
    Time:1 Hours 5 Minutes



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