Ascent of Mont Colombier on 2021-08-08

Climber: Denise Mclellan

Others in Party:Richard Mclellan
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Colombier
    Elevation:6709 ft / 2044 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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