Ascent of Mont Colombier on 2021-08-08
|Others in Party:||Richard Mclellan|
|Date:||Sunday, August 8, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||6709 ft / 2044 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis popular route is well marked and easy to follow with no specific difficulties. We started in a small free carpark in Aillon Le Vieux opposite town hall, but better one is by chapel, from where the way marking commences. Initially crossing flower filled alpine meadows, then shady woods, to reach the 'lip' of a grassy limestone bowl with steep limestone cliffs. We can see people walking up the curving ridge opposite to the summit via Col du Colombier ( junction with other ascent routes). On top is a new wooden cross, erected and blessed that morning. 1cm embedded rivet 20p NW of cross.
We descended the ridge SW to Col de Cochette and then continued in a clockwise direction on marked paths which were less steep but a little further, to the Village, la Bottiere, 20 min road walk north back to car. 8.7 miles total walked.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3625 ft / 1104 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||3625 ft / 1104 m|
| Route:||Aillon le Vieux, Col de Colombier|
| Start Trailhead:||3084 ft / 940 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Route:||Col de la Cochette, la Bottiere|
| Time:||3 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Denise Mclellan
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