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Ascent of Mont Vianney on 2010-08-01

Climber: Gabriel C

Date:Sunday, August 1, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Vianney
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:1939 ft / 591 m

Ascent Trip Report

note: I've decided that adding all man-powered distances and elevation gains into my ascents would count even if it included cycling to the location.

After coming back down from montagne à Simoneau, I rode my way towards Vianney. I had chosen to cut through farmland and use the back roads. I was deep into unknown territory and the going was hard. Every road was gravel and the sun was baking me to a roast. After a while, I approached the road from where my hike would start. At the intersection, I saw that it climbed steadily and decided to ditch my bike right there. I dumped it in the ditch and hid it with some plants. I then strode in the back road that led me to a trail going in the mountain. There were countless raspberry bushes and I ate my way up.

It was a nice little stroll in a nice cool forested area leading to a clearing at the summit. There it a permanent tent setup there and it seems that the trail network is used for skiing in the winter. I didn't want to stay long up there because of the bugs so I made it down eating all the raspberries I had missed on the way in.

This peak was easy although I was low on energy at that point in the day. Back to my bike, I decided to keep going until I found a suitable camping spot for the night.


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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2409 ft / 734 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2668 ft / 813 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Bicycle
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2409 ft / 734 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 509 ft / 156 m; Extra: 1900 ft / 579m
    Loss on way in:1900 ft / 579 m
    Route:road cycling and trail
    Start Trailhead:Montagne à Simoneau TH  1430 ft / 435 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:768 ft / 234 m
    Route:road cycling and trail
    End Trailhead:Intersection - Rte de Vianney / 4e rang  1171 ft / 356 m
Ascent Part of Trip: MRC HPs (july 2010) (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mont Adstock2010-07-301106 ft / 337 m
2Mont Ham2010-07-312769 ft / 844 m
3Montagne à Simoneau2010-08-01 a2238 ft / 682 m
4Mont Vianney2010-08-01 b2409 ft / 734 m
5Mont Sainte-Marguerite2010-08-023767 ft / 1148 m
Total Trip Gain: 12289 ft / 3745 m    Total Trip Loss: 13778 ft / 4199 m



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